I just bought this fixer upper 2000 F350 2WD Dually, and I’m running out of money fixing everything so please keep that in mind!
So, while I was repairing the front wheel bearings, the wobbly driveshaft and replacing all the busted shocks I realized the truck came with air bags in the rear axle, I started to look all around when I see a few things wrong:
1. The front right u-bolt is broken
2. The rear right u-bolt is bent on the top
3. The bottom main plate for the rear air bag, right side looks like it bottomed down at some point and hitted the main axle U-bolt see the pics for details. (do you guys think it will be okay to used it? Or should I replace it?)
I bought this truck to tow in the future a gooseneck dual car trailer, so I think these air bags will come handy in the future!
I’ve looked everywhere for the square u-bolts and nothing, all I found was either too long or too narrow…
The bolts are:
These are the closest I found and they looked kind of expensive to me, what you guys think?
Square Bend U-Bolts - 5/8" x 3 1/16" x 5 3/8" - 361-448 | $19.95
I know nothing about air suspensions so please look at the pics and if you are familiar with this kit please poor your knowledge here…. The airbags don’t look too bad to me, and they hold air. I manually pumped about 40psi in both sides and held it up just find! Oh the other 2 things that don’t work are the rear pressure gauge… is dead, the needle does not move, and there is a switch that “I think turns on the small compressor under the cab” that does nothing when press ON……
Oh, well learning about air suspension the hard way!
broken bolt, this pic was taken from the front of the rear right side wheels
this is the how the rear part of it looks, notice the bent bolt, this pic was taken from behind the rear right side wheels
LEFT SIDE: plate is not touching the main bolt for the axle....
RIGHT SIDE: Notice where the bolt hit the place and made a mark, the plate is touching at all times now!
Is this a compressor????