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post #1 of 7 Old 11-28-2007, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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REAREND SABOTAGE

Some jackass decided to loosen all 4 of my Leaf Spring Bolts on the rear axle, driver side. I know it didnt just work itself loose because I recently re-torqued the bolts. At about 60mph, they broke loose and the rear end of my truck was free to move at will. I stopped at the nearest Wal-Mart, and did a walk around where I noticed that the bolts were pretty loose. So loose, that I got six turns with my fingers before they even touched metal. Anyway, long story short, the truck is sitting in the driveway, leaf springs out of alignment, and possibly the axle. And, if you're looking at it at a good angle, it looks like the tire may possibly be bent in towards the truck. Any ideas? I leave for Iraq in less than 6 hours and I need to get it fixed ASAP! HELP!!!

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use a tape measure and measure front hub to back on both sides, with the front wheels straight. This should tell you if its out of wack. With a floor jack and a pry bar it should be easy enough to straighten out. Thats a quick fix, it should be taken to an alignment shop sooner or later.

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We took a closer look at the driverside rear leaf springs and found that the alignment bolt that goes through the leaf springs was sheared off when the axle broke loose. I'm in Iraq now, but Aaron (greenf350) is going to repair the leafsprings and pins. Hopefully it won't be too expensive to fix. Thanks for the advice and support willholl!!!

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Man that sucks. I can't believe someone would do something like that to ya. Glad you did not have a wreck. Be safe and come home soon.

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Smile glad you r okay

Thank you for your service..

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Sorry to hear about your truck. Stay safe in Iraq and we'll keep you in our prayers.
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You might want to tell him to inspect the lift blocks REALLY CAREFUL to make sure they haven't cracked or crushed any at all. I've seen some of them crush and do the same thing your's did. Be safe in Iraq and thanks for your service.
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