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Spring Eye Bushings - Any Ideas


Created On Wednesday July 15, 2015 12:19 Diesel Talk
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moparmania
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Hello ,I have a 1994 FLD 120 with a Detroit 60 3axl. I was wondering if anybody has any clues on how to replace the spring eye bushings on the rear springs, can't find much about it and I have to do it soon .The only tools I find for the job are air tools and very expensive. will it be to hard to use a manual tool if they made one? I don't have a clue how much pressure I need to apply to set them back in place . If anybody has done this can you tell me some tips or point me out in the correct direction?
Thx
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I've put two sets in before, not the right way, but worked for me...I used a torch to remove the old ones, then used sandpaper and cleaned up the eyes...I had the new bushings in the freezer for a few days before I started...then I sprayed some lube on them and knocked them in with an impact socket and sledge hammer...again, not the right way, but worked fine for me.
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I have done many the same way. We made a pipe for beating them in instead of a socket but still works. I like to wait till its rubber is shot and the pin comes out easy. Pull rubber out then use the torch. I torch in the gap were the spring meets it self. Make sure to align pin up with bolt holes. Hard to rotate after it is driven in.
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moparmania
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Thank you guys great advice , going slow but I'm getting there, I made me a tool that drove the bushing in more than 1/2 of the way, I have one more inch to go but it seems to be stuck now, It is going straight I have been measuring the whole time. I have to come up with something to finish driving it in. The spring is resting on the hangar (that bracket where it bolts to ) I'm not sure if I want to hammer too much I was going to get a bigger sledge hammer but will it be safe to hit hard on that bracket ? I took the bolts on the other side off and I was able to move the axle forward that gave me clearance to the eye on the spring. is that the way you do it ? I didn't want to loose the u bolts .
any ideas on how to get it done got one inch to go still . thx
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Brent
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If you didn't have a bur holding it up I drive it. Not much other choice at this point. I have had the spring resting on the hanger before too. The spring has to be solid or it will bounce and hard to drive. Good luck
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