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Author Topic: Rear spring / shackle / bushing  (Read 134 times)

Daytb

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Rear spring / shackle / bushing
« on: November 15, 2019, 05:55:29 PM »
Hopefully this dosnt post twice lol

Stripping down the 95 HD  on the rear springs . The 24 mm headed bolt on shackle to frame  part the bolt is really stuck in the bushing any sugestions for removing ? If i need to cut the bolt off are the shackle bushings same as reg One ton  they look close .


Daytb

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Re: Rear spring / shackle / bushing
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 06:06:20 PM »
Rock Auto is showing an insert like this for 3500HD

ED-NY

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Re: Rear spring / shackle / bushing
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 07:46:17 AM »
The part listing says it is for a HD - thats good.  I know that rubber doesn't like heat ...but heating the bolt head and hitting the bushing area with penetrating oil might help get it loose.

 

RPF207

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Re: Rear spring / shackle / bushing
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 05:14:47 PM »
Those are never fun to remove. I have approached them in many ways. If you don’t want to heat them, drill all the rubber out and then collapse the outer sleeve with a punch or make two cuts in it with a sawzall after removing the rubber portion.
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someotherguy

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Re: Rear spring / shackle / bushing
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 01:20:20 PM »
Napa is another resource to check as their vehicle selector does differentiate between the 3500 and 3500HD, at least it used to; it's been a while since I've had to check anything there.  The leaf springs on the HD are wider than the regular 3500 so I'd say the bushings do not swap between models.

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