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Old 01-18-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Broken leaf spring - replacement

I broke the "upper" leaf spring on my 2001 E350. It is a 4x4, but I believe this part would have been stock. Dealer says it only comes complete. That doesn't seem to make sense to me. Any ideas how to get a replacement without buying a complete leaf spring assembly?[photo][/photo]
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:22 AM   #2
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Re: Broken leaf spring - replacement

When I needed additional leaves in my rear spring pack the local blacksmith made them up.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:48 AM   #3
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That does not look like any E350 rear spring I've seen before. I thought they all have 3" wide uniform leaf packs.
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Re: Broken leaf spring - replacement

Is that from the front? Who did the 4X4 conversion? I agree, doesn't look like any rear I've seen either, especially with that taper, it might be possible to get a single leaf replacement made from a local shop, but if it were me, seeing as how 1 already broke, I would consider getting 2 new leaf packs from Deaver or a local place that knows what they're doing: measurements, height, weight of the rig.....
Give us some more info on your rig and conversion, maybe we can help ID the source.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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Re: Broken leaf spring - replacement

I had a spring shop add a leaf to the rear springs on our 2001 SMB. I used Betts Truck Parks and Service:

http://www.bettstruckparts.com

They have several locations...
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Re: Broken leaf spring - replacement

That looks like an aftermarket overload spring, not a Ford factory spring.

I have no idea where to find on like it.

Maybe you could replace them (both sides) with air bags.

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Re: Broken leaf spring - replacement

Here is a photo of the other side with the intact spring mounted. It is on top of the leaf pack.
The photo came out upside down.

Maybe I can just take the one off of this side, and it will be fine?

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Maybe I can just take the one off of this side, and it will be fine?
Probably it will be fine. You may find it sits a little low in the back without these, maybe not. My van sits a little low in the back, never really cared about it.

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Re: Broken leaf spring - replacement

Yes that looks to be just an aftermarket added helper spring to combat the sag. Ultimately, like I said, if you want to remedy the problem long term, if it bothers you, new leaf packs that eliminate the need for the lift block. Most likely you have a quigley 4X4? They reuse the original leaf springs and perch them on blocks, original springs are not really designed for the added weight and handling any off-road duty. Many of us, including myself have gone with deaver springs with positive results.

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I found the springs, $350. What do the Deavers typically run?

http://www.truckspring.com/suspension-p ... ngs/8.aspx
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