How do you change a rear leaf spring shackle?
- Place a floor jack under the rear differential of your vehicle and raise it off the ground.
- Lower the jack and allow the suspension to droop, taking the weight of the vehicle off the shackle.
- Remove the lower mounting bolt from the shackle and spring using a socket and ratchet.
Just so, how much does it cost to replace a leaf spring shackle?
The average cost for a leaf spring replacement is between $874 and $928. Labor costs are estimated between $147 and $186 while parts are priced between $727 and $742. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Simply so, how do you change a rear leaf spring on a Chevy?
Lower the floor jack and use it to support the rear axle by placing it under the rear axle gear housing. Next you are going to start to remove the old leaf springs. Loosen the nuts and bolts on the leaf spring bracket U-bolts first then remove the U-bolts and place them to the side.
If the car is out of level in the back of the vehicle, then the leaf springs may be bad. To test this, push down on the rear of the car. If it goes down easily, then the leaf springs may be bad. If it comes up slowly, the shocks are still good, so you will need to look deeper into the problem.