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Front Spring Replacement

Only my second post, but I have a problem this weekend. I decided to replace my front springs on my '03 F250. They were originally only 4800# springs, which doesn't seem high enough for the 6.0L. I purchased 5200# instead.

So, I replaced the drivers side first (it was sagged the most) and then I went to replace the passenger side. I cannot get the axle to line up with the spring in order to get the locating pin from the spring into the hole on the axle.

I have been trying all kinds of things with the jacks and jackstands I have for hours.......... but no-go.

Do I need to disconnect the track bar, and if so will I be able to re-connect it?

Any help you guys can offer would be great.

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Have you tried ratchet straps?

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I've got one on there right now as tight as it will go, but it still is not enough. I could mess around with different placement perhaps.
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Sounds like you will have to unhook the track bar then. It can be a pian to reatatch!

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Oh my bad,

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Thanks for the advice, I'll give that a try and let you know how it comes out.
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Thanks for the support, I finally got it with the help of a come-a-long. It was a pain in my back, but it is done. Going for a test drive now.
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