Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 25-04-2013
Corrosion and heavy masses take their toll on the leaf springs of a Ford Ranger over time, making them lose their experience height. You may ship the leaf springs to the auto repair store for maintenance or change them to restore the rear suspension’s skill to compress and lengthen when driving over bumps and holes on the road. Comply with this guide to remove and install the leaf springs.
Ford Ranger Leaf Spring Removal Instructions
1. Park your Ford Ranger on a tough, degree surface.
2. Loosen the rear wheel lugs with a lug wrench on the facet that you will be working on first.
3. Lift that rear wheel utilizing a flooring jack and support it on a jack stand.
4. Take away the wheel/tire assembly.
5. Help the rear axle with a Hi-Lift jack or ground jack.
6. Remove the U-bolt nuts that safe the rear axle to the leaf spring. Use a wrench or ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
7. Elevate the U-bolts and spring plate off the leaf spring and axle.
8. Lower the rear axle a few inches and take off the spring spacer between the leaf spring and axle, if equipped.
9. Loosen and take away the bolts securing the ends of the leaf spring to the spring hangers. Use a again up wrench to hold the bolt as you loosen and remove the retaining nut using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
10. Remove the leaf spring from the vehicle.
Ford Ranger Leaf Spring Installation Instructions
1. Place the leaf spring on its mounting place and insert the new mounting bolts and retainer nuts at every end to secure the spring to its hangers.
2. Tighten the mounting bolts using a back up wrench and a wrench or ratchet and socket.
3. Place the spring spacer between the leaf spring and the rear axle, if equipped.
4. Raise the rear axle with the Hello-Raise jack or floor jack and install the new U-bolts, new nuts and spring plate to secure the spring to the axle.
5. Tighten the U-bolt nuts using a wrench or ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. Work in a crisscross pattern to evenly tighten the retaining nuts.
6. Remove the Hello-Raise jack or ground jack from the rear axle.
7. Set up the wheel tire meeting and tighten the wheel lugs enough to firmly secure the wheel/tire assembly. Use the lug wrench.
8. Lower the automobile and finish tightening the wheel.
9. Replace the alternative leaf spring following the above steps.