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post #1 of 25 Old 12-10-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Front axle, leveling kit help!!!

so i have my leveling kit in, but now i need to line up the front axle to bolt it back together....and im having trouble...any pointers? maybe to make it easier

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Is the track bar on? Did you take it off to install? Was it full replacement springs or add a leafs?


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Aren't there center pins on the bottom of the springs, that line up with holes on the spring perch?


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yeah, its a mini pack about 2 3/4 inchest, instructions said to remove the sway bar end links, i loosend them but did not remove, figure i could do it with out removing them. So were im at right now, the leafs are bolted together by the centering pin, the axle is suspended by a floor jack, but i am ahving a hard time manoovering the axle to get the holes to line up with the centering pins. Any tricks will be taken into consideration becuase it is raining out here and ill be finishing it in this weather.

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I have an 01 so it is leaf suspension in the front end

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yeah, its a mini pack about 2 3/4 inchest, instructions said to remove the sway bar end links, i loosend them but did not remove, figure i could do it with out removing them. So were im at right now, the leafs are bolted together by the centering pin, the axle is suspended by a floor jack, but i am ahving a hard time manoovering the axle to get the holes to line up with the centering pins. Any tricks will be taken into consideration becuase it is raining out here and ill be finishing it in this weather.
Maybe try removing the end links like it says?

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yes thats what i figure might make it easier,

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yes thats what i figure might make it easier,
Id at least try it. You never know, it may be why it was in the destructions.

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Try using a pry bar and get an extra set of hands to maneuver the jack. The person on the jack can move the handle side to side to try to inch it also.


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Loosen everything up. Leaf spring bolts, trac bar bolts, axle u-bolts will give you more wiggle room also.

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