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In this video I show the very common repair of replacing the broken leaf in the center of the three leaf pack on the rear of 2007 up Chevrolet and GMC 1500's. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Chevrolet / gmc 1500: broken rear leaf spring”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Johnson says:

    Great vid. I was going to just replace the spring set. Just? Remove the gas tank? Geeze!
    So now thanks to you and your ATS recommendation I will be replacing "just" #2 spring.
    Thanks again!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Simcoe Spring Service says:

    The rust will build up between your leaves in your springs. The small plates between the leaves allows you to be able to power wash your springs out. It also give the rust space to build up before "rust jacking" the leaves apart. We pretty much do the same job in our shop almost every day. If you live in Canada we sell these kits as well on our website.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RedWhiteAndBlueVideo says:

    I put a pair of ATS springs. I talked to Bob.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oldschool Man says:

    Gm all the way!
    Never mess with it again !
    Good video !

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kubash says:

    Helping a friend with a set of sacked out rear springs on a 3/4 ton Chevy with a low budget we cut the center bolt and tapped the individual leaves with a ballpein hammer , wire brushed them and put them back together and lo and behold the springs come back to life. Saved him and ton of money and he went back to hauling wood again with no problems.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Liam Williams says:

    I am curious why did you remove the bolt on the main mounting bracket

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BIKE MAN says:

    chevy 1500 super duper duty junk

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars springfield45 says:

    24 thumbs down from 'the other spring shop'..

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars V strom says:

    You definitely don't mind a torch around the fuel tank. Good work all around

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Nazario says:

    Come on Eric, rule number 1 for mechanic. Never scratch your face with dirty gloves.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yvette Dominguez says:

    Where do get that part or where can I find it …. ??

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mister Black says:

    I need a torch for fun

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mister Black says:

    "Made n murica!"

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 5/21/2020

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robar Inc. says:

    You don't have to pull the tank at all buddy good try back yard guru I replaced mine today and never had to touch the tank!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars archery only says:

    So if that bolt wasent broke can u jus back it out with vise grips of pioe wrench

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alphawolf299 says:

    didnt even try to unscrew the ubolts. I respect that.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael N says:

    Save those springs! You can make awesome hunting knives out of them.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JDM 2851 says:

    Watched this video twice and managed to replace my second leaf in an hour after a regular shop wanted close to $500. Appreciate the content you provide, keep it up.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DonVTOL says:

    What glasses do you use for torching, Mr. O?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 62shalaka says:

    Man, I wish you lived near me! We could use a mechanic that knows what they're doing!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Coder1024 says:

    ayyy Rochester Represent!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Snyder Jr says:

    I love your channel! I work on my own stuff outta my garage and frie ds vehicles sometimes too amd ive gotten some pretty good tips from your videos !! Keep up the great work and keep the great videos coming Mr. O !!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe’s Shed says:

    My smoke wrench is my go to wrench when it gets real.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oby-1 says:

    Those spacers between the leafs cause the leaf to break after a while. Creates a bending point. F-150 terrible for that in the 2004 period. The shims were there to supposedly help reduce the friction between the leafs and create a better ride.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Legg says:

    nevr seez please

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sylvain Lacoste says:

    Thank you…I will be able to do it by myself!!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tiz tiz says:

    Welded back together hahaha

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bates Bates says:

    I pity you having to work on this rusty shit all the time you'd feel like a different person working on our Georgia vehicles, good job bro.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Stockton says:

    Good job Eric O.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Green says:

    Smoke wrench is awful handy.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars STEVE JONES says:

    love your videos man i watched like 3 so far n it made me sub to your channel. i like automotive channels that do give you a bunch of horse shit that they know nothing about

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lao Han Tun says:

    So fast mate……with torch……

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hellshade2 says:

    @South Main Auto Repair LLC God damn man! GM must be getting some real crap parts these days. i am an auto mechanic myself and did the job for 30 years. retired because of a disability from diabetes back in 2008.over the years i have worked on all sorts of cars,foreign and domestic. but steering and suspension was a specialty of mine.i have done leaf springs on many different vehicles but really never replaced just one broken spring. to me it was all or nothing replace the set or don't waste my time.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ArcticAstrophysics says:

    Lived in Northwest Ohio for over 20 years and now live in Texas and the difference between rust and corrosion is mind blowing!! You see 30 and 40 year old daily drivers with not a spec of rust on them, back north you see brand new trucks only a few years old with rust and corrosion on them. Damn salt in the winters is so bad for metal

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars oefel says:

    U uhh. U. U u U. U. B.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! OGVS11 OG11LUCKY says:

    His Say aftermarket made America stop leaf springs long time cheap spring made 90% poor country don’t care people in Australia still make leaf springs and coils springs

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted Saylor says:

    How could you forget (or not say) a guy with the name of Disco?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Mcnerney says:

    I'm in Buffalo and HATE rust.I go thru Fluid Film by the gallon.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DANIEL DESIGNS says:

    No screw jacks?? GJ tho

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dave scott says:

    Still Thru-Way Spring, Mt Read Blvd

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dalton says:

    Eric 00

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger says:

    Happy to see that the fuel tank doesn't have a very small leak.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philippe van den stockt says:

    What the hell are they using there in the winter?? ACID!!!!???? My car is 20 years old and has NO rust.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Burkholder says:

    I drive a Dodge Dakota, 03. Replaced both sets of springs this past weekend. Was told had to drop the fuel tank to get to the driver side bolt. Nope, don't need to. Since I was replacing them, I simply cut the bolt, popped the cut off end out beside the tank. When I replaced it, I put the bolt in the other way, but towards the gas tank. Simple fix. BTW, was told to do that by a fella that had worked in a spring shop for 29 years

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Grau says:

    Ats is a good company I used to use them when I worked at ford they were right down the road they are a local company for me great people