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Come along and see how I repair a broken leaf spring on this 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup.
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49 thoughts on “Replace broken rear leaf spring – toyota tacoma”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Legion 16 says:

    Bro you are an asset to my DIY please wear eye pro and gloves..tks

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Bingham says:

    HEY ERIC, LOVE YOUR VIDEOS! WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT BLOWING THE HEAD OFF THE TOP SPRING BOLTS, THE 1ST THING THAT CAME TO MY MIND WAS……(A NUTCRACKER! I KNOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE 1 OF THOSE. 😁 I 1ST USED 1 WHEN I WAS ABOUT 16. IT DOES THE JOB WELL. 58 NOW JUST TO SHOW HOW LONG AGO THAT WAS. LOVE YA BROTHER. 🙂💖

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Not much rust under that Tacoma for a New York Vehicle always nice Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brian versansky says:

    Do you recommend new leaf springs on an older truck, like my 2000 s10 zr2, or would you suggest used or old ones? My passenger side leaf spring broke and I'm trying to figure out the best thing to do.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    Good job!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chejda60 says:

    What brand leaf springs do you use

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rwc says:

    The springs on those 2nd gen tacomas are a joke, just had mine replaced with a 4 pack, 60k on the truck. Looking into air springs.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Smith says:

    Hammer? Oh you mean the concussion calibration instrument. 🥺🤭

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Smith says:

    To the owner of that pickup all windshields throughout the world thank you for the mud flaps. And to the butthole that had that lifted piece of crap Dodge that cracked my windshield I will find you! Into Nevada who has no mud flap laws bite me

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MUELLES SOMOSA says:

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mid Fl Tile says:

    Nice vid.

    Thanks for posting

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mason mcnutt says:

    My journeyman told me that the length of the u bolts should be even side to side (LR – RR) when tightening, is this true?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! David Merlino says:

    Thank you for checking the distance between the new spring and Old spring I was waiting for that if I was keeping the truck and it was my truck I replace them both with new springs not used they both really got changed with NewSpring so it was perfectly level thank you I appreciate you did that I was waiting for that you're a good guy by the way I like your shirts I like logos on the back of my shirts that's what you have awesome

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gordon Hedgepeth says:

    A little late but that was recalled

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

    YES! you should always load those springs before you tighten the end bolts. most people do that wrong.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars babaganoosh555 says:

    "Let's try the non Polish way…" 😜

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thunder Road says:

    Just another one of many recalls on those pickups

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aci hawaii says:

    2004 Tacoma, perhaps x to change Leaf Springs and the Shocks??
    Rear drops quite low with 5 ft bed filled with mulch.
    Rylie

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Edgecomb says:

    where are your safety glasses

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam B says:

    Very informative video
    Thanks for posting

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MegaSlowe says:

    Looks like a good amount of frame rot going on.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mitch van Kesteren says:

    What the heck….. no never seize or fluid film….

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MechShark says:

    I swapped my springs out in 2017 to this video. 🙂

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GreyRabbitMedia says:

    Nice. I'm replacing my leafs soon, and this video covered all the bases, and clearly demonstrated each step. Last time I swapped a leaf I was just a little kid helping my dad, so I wasn't sure if it was something I could do on my own. Looks like and easy enough job for an afternoon (if my bolts aren't seized).

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert boykin says:

    I did 2 on my 1977 m/h. 104 lbs ea. Used pvc caps; shaped inside to fit nuts. Jamed on and filled with LIQUID WRENCH 1 week before removal. It worked!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Umer Khan says:

    where u had gone? i was searching u desperately but could nt get u. this us ur 5 year old video. i want th latest one. plz help me. me frm pakistan. thsnks

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Rogers says:

    $1K job when any spring rebuilding company would charge $300. Rip off!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alejandro Figueiras says:

    Who manufactured the replacement leaf spring? I’m thinking about replacing my sprigs soon.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Mason says:

    Close enough for government work

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james thompson says:

    Why no lub on hanger bolts? Also why not turn upper rear hanger bolt the other way round

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StuckInMyGarage says:

    Thank you! BEst wishes for 2021!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryan Hernandez says:

    Greetings, I am a follower of your page, I see that you have a lot of experience in the automotive area. I go to you. A question is about the vateria warning light on the dashboard of Toyota tacoma 2007, it would be so kind to guide the problem of this vehicle. AC

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Boo Boo says:

    I like to watch You video

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Primavera says:

    2020 Has this truck been back for the other side?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jody fresnack says:

    If you have a Tacoma, you are going to need a new frame for free from Toyota. They use many new parts when they do the frame swap including the rear leaf springs

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    If it ain't broke dont fix it besides the springs will wear in and it wont Crook the vehicle as long as the lengths arch and tensions are right

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Cool, be sure to lube that entire hoist before takeing the tire back uphad to rebuild my nissans hoist and lube the snot out of it

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars springfield45 says:

    Gives me hints on trying to replace the old rear suspension pads on the '69… Thanks!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Atom Arc says:

    Do torque sticks really work ?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Med Tec67 says:

    Pressed play and told the wife "its a broken leaf spring but 10 to 1 says the test light makes an appearance"

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rodney Bailey says:

    Hey Eric, with the amount of rusted bolts you found in this repair, I don't understand why you didn't use antiseize on all the hanger bolts and U bolts? A bit puzzling to me.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zack Zander says:

    Don't need to torque them hey?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MacmanJim says:

    remember to tighten the shackles???? 
    😉

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Brasil says:

    The leaking air hose was bothering the heck out of me 🤣 it's my #1 pet peeve lol