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Re: Replacing leaf spring bushing with out removing spring All suspension components are supposed.

Oct 15, Keep the jack under the rear end.

Tightening the bolt with the jeep lifted will cause the bushing to fail prematurely.

Do one end of a single spring at a time, removing the bolt securing the spring into the front pocket and/or the leaf spring and frame bolts on the rear shackle as required.

This keeps the rear end properly located. Nov 07, Re: Replacing leaf spring bushing with out removing spring All suspension components are supposed to be torqued to specs with the wheels on the ground and the suspension under normal load.

Tightening the bolt with the jeep lifted will cause the bushing to fail prematurely. May 15, I need a non-destructive method for removing the bolt that secures the leaf spring in its front mount.

This bolt passes through the large diameter rubber bushing that has a steel sleeve liner. The steel sleeve that lines the rubber bushing bonds to the bolt over time making it difficult or impossible to withdraw the bolt directly.

Jan 25, By holding the bolt fixed and crank on the nut so that it pushes against the leaf spring mounting bolt, forcing the leaf spring mounting bolt out of the leaf spring. Stop turning the long nut when it touches the leaf spring mounting bracket. Jul 11, 6, Posts. #2 Jul 10, dlittleguy said: I am having a heck of a time removing rear leaf spring bolts from my Toyota 4runner.

I have taken the nuts off and the bolts turn inside of the bushings. I have put the nuts back on and used a bf hammer and tried to. Jul 23, The bolts are hardened so you won't be able to cut them with a sawzaw.

For clarity the rear leaf spring is removed.

I used a cut off whell and cut the bolts on the inside of the brackets. After that use a big pry bar and flex the bracket just enought to pull the springs out. The take a 1" hole saw remove the pilot bit and drill the bushings out. You will have to drill from both sides.