I have a '95 Ram 2500HD (1-ton suspension package, I believe) with a
broken rear leaf. The truck has 110,000 miles on it and I'm assuming it
could use complete new spring packs, but since I'm moving south soon,
well out of the rust belt, I'd like to put as little money into it as
Despite the corrosion, I was able to get the u-bolts off without much
difficulty. The broken spring is the third one down, of four, and it's
the one that the clips are attached to. The center bolt that holds the
pack together has a round head on it and I'm having trouble getting any
real torque on it to get it apart. Can I just cut this bolt and buy a new
one from the sping shop that I'd be getting the replacement leaf from??
Also, do I have to cut the clips to get this leaf out, and do they not
need to be there ?
I also did try the nuts holding the shackle on, just to see if they'd
come off, and was able to, but are those threaded rivets instead of
bolts? They didn't seem to want to drive out whatsoever.
Thanks in advance for any help,