Getting stuck bolts out of leaf spring bushings without destroying the bushings. Jack your truck up, stands under the frame in front of the rear leafs, then.
The best way to remove these bushings is to use a torch and set the rubber on fire. Let it burn one to two minutes then hit the eye so the rubber and the inner sleeve falls out.
Then use a punch and a hammer and catch the end of the outer sleeve and curl it treefelling.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min. Oct 15, Keep the jack under the rear end. 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. 3. Remove the bolt and lower the jack completely to perform the repair described below. Jun 21, The bit just locks into the bushing. With the sleeve out.
The out steel casing can collapse inwards. Allowing the bushing to come out. After the old bushing is out about half the way. You better try and get the new bushing started. With no bushing in the spring eye. It will close up. Getting a new one started can be a real pain on a closed up Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Bronze Bushings. Replace worn or damaged leaf spring bronze bushings with these replacement bushings. Measure the dimensions of your old bushings to determine the correct part number that you need.
Remember to grease your pins to prolong bushing life and performance. Bronze Leaf. Aug 19, Lowering the axle a little more, just enough to drive out the bushing and using a Snap-On bushing driver and a 3 lb hammer and a little heat, they usually pop right out.
I stress a LITTLE heat. Anything over F will remove the temper from the spring. Feb 27, 1. Cut through the metal bushing with a hacksaw cutting it into halves. 2. Soak it in PB blaster or dishwashing soap (i like the soap) 3. Place a large socket on the backside that the bushing will slide into and use a deepwell socket slightly smaller than the outer lip of the bushing. 4. Place it in your vice or press and push them out.