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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby augidog » April 28th 2020, 4:28am

aManAndaVan wrote:installed new(used) springs today from a local pick.n.pull off an 05. found out my axle was shifted forward because the center bolt on the pack was sheared off. PO installed spring helpers because he intermittently carried 8 passengers and gear.... the helpers would bottom out on the end of the springs and then hit the clamshell causing it to shift and in turn shear the bolt.... got er fixed now and riding like it should. thanks again for the help
I'm expecting the same NICE result, my new (new) springs are due Friday, JY pickings are slim where I'm at...where exactly did you put the jack stands to support the body while you dropped the rear end?
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby Mmusicman » April 28th 2020, 12:17pm

aManAndaVan wrote:installed new(used) springs today from a local pick.n.pull off an 05. found out my axle was shifted forward because the center bolt on the pack was sheared off...the helpers would bottom out on the end of the springs and then hit the clamshell causing it to shift and in turn shear the bolt...

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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby icebrrg3rd » April 28th 2020, 10:30pm

augidog wrote:I'm expecting the same NICE result, my new (new) springs are due Friday, JY pickings are slim where I'm at...where exactly did you put the jack stands to support the body while you dropped the rear end?


If you have a hitch, that's a solid place. I used jack stands under my hitch (near where they attach to the frame, not the center) when I swapped my axle. I guess if no hitch, maybe where the "frame" meets the bumper.

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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby augidog » April 28th 2020, 10:58pm

icebrrg3rd wrote:
augidog wrote:I'm expecting the same NICE result, my new (new) springs are due Friday, JY pickings are slim where I'm at...where exactly did you put the jack stands to support the body while you dropped the rear end?


If you have a hitch, that's a solid place. I used jack stands under my hitch (near where they attach to the frame, not the center) when I swapped my axle. I guess if no hitch, maybe where the "frame" meets the bumper.

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thank you, Andrew, I have determined I can safely use the hitch.
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby Mmusicman » April 28th 2020, 11:04pm

I'd suggest putting some jack stands under something solid and secure... just in case something slips or goes wrong, not necessarily to hold it up but more to catch it (since you'll be up pretty high). Frame in front of rear wheels is one potential location...

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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby augidog » April 28th 2020, 11:30pm

Mmusicman wrote:I'd suggest putting some jack stands under something solid and secure... just in case something slips or goes wrong, not necessarily to hold it up but more to catch it (since you'll be up pretty high). Frame in front of rear wheels is one potential location...

Be safe!
I have a low profile jack, 4 stands, and 4 chocks. I plan to lift the axle enough to take the wheels off, put it on low stands, then lift the body only enough to lift the axle off the low stands, but sure it's high enough for the new springs. Then, 2 stands under the hitch, other 2 stands near the front hangers for safety, use the jack under the pumpkin to raise or lower the axle as i remove and install the springs. When the springs are in, lift the whole thing by the axle, and put the wheels back on.

Also, by habit learned from my dad, on a job like this, I slide the wheels/tires under the side rails as a last ditch against being crushed if everything fails at once.
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby WoodButcher » May 7th 2020, 6:37pm

augidog for the win!!!
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby Rod's Trucks » May 7th 2020, 9:28pm

Augidog wrote:
"Also, by habit learned from my dad, on a job like this, I slide the wheels/tires under the side rails as a last ditch against being crushed if everything fails at once."
Excellent advice!
This is something I always suggested to my mechanics when I ran a shop. It also got the tires and wheels out of the way and made it a bit easier to move around the immediate area.
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby augidog » May 8th 2020, 2:19am

I appreciate that my plan looked good on paper, but my back went crazy after the sway bar job, and just carrying the new leaf springs to the van has me useless to do anything but watch somebody else work on my van. Honestly, I'm disappointed, because I enjoy work like this. The only bright side is my local guy, Jeremy('s Automotive & Off Road,) has proven himself an asset worth the price.
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby MechBob » May 8th 2020, 5:02am

Hey,I know the pain! Talked tonight with a van member here, nice lady, fully converted her van and used it for years,as a camper, but back problems have shut here down.She has a buyer for it, but needs to get the idle fixed, so i gave her local reputable shops.Back in the fall, had to use neighbors garage to repair plow truck T/C and front diff, up and down on floor, 2 days. Could not barely walk for 3 days after that. Sucks getting old.
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby augidog » May 8th 2020, 6:35am

MechBob wrote:Sucks getting old.
i don't mind the "old" part and i feel pretty young, but it sure sucks to get hurt so easily.
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby sixsix » May 8th 2020, 9:50pm

augidog wrote:
MechBob wrote:Sucks getting old.
i don't mind the "old" part and i feel pretty young, but it sure sucks to get hurt so easily.

Goodness gracious guys, there's a hook under the table... yeah, right there.
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Re: only one side rubbing

Postby sixsix » May 8th 2020, 9:51pm

I had better get going on those 06' Altima motor & trans mounts.

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