My last van was a 79 Dodge one ton, I think it was. It broke a leaf
spring, on the drivers side. A friend and I replaced it, using only
hand tools. His air tools had just been stolen, and I didn't have
along my plug in impact wrench. That took several hours, and many
The other side, I brought my impact gun with me, and that worked a lot
From your posts, it sounds like he's quoting replacing both springs,
and the brackets. I think I paid about $150 for a used set of springs.
Anyhow, six bills sounds like it could be an OK price for the job.
Figure $200 parts, and then that makes $400. Well, at 60 an hour,
that's about 6.5 hours of labor. Which is believable.
I'd suggest to call a spring specialty shop, and ask for an estimate
over the phone, or drive it in for estimate. Some spring shops do a
high enough volume of work they can get a better price. And, it may
only need the brackets.
Hard to find? I don't know. Never tried. What I do know is that air
tools or plug in impact wrench sure makes the job easier.
Christopher A. Young
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