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How to Replace Leaf Springs and Lift your Truck

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Learn how to replace rusty leaf springs, shackles, and leaf spring mounting brackets in your truck or suv. I also show how to replace leaf spring bushings and remove the rust and undercoat the frame of your vehicle. We lift the truck in the process by using Chevy/Dodge lowering shackles which fit the Ford Ranger/Mazda B-Series trucks. Torque Wrench: https://amzn.to/2NzkkKi Rounded Bolt/Nut Sockets: https://amzn.to/2WNbeum Extendable Ratchet: https://amzn.to/2xAdD0E 12 Ton Jack Stands: https://amzn.to/2OQExHY Rust Reformer: https://amzn.to/2Ie8i2S Undercoating: https://amzn.to/2IdoXE1 Leaf Springs: https://amzn.to/2N07AHA Shackles (for lifting the Ranger/B-series): https://amzn.to/2NAACm1 Leaf Spring Brackets: https://amzn.to/2NB2zue → Become a ChrisFix Subscriber: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit → Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com → My Channel Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Week** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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ChrisFix (6 months ago)
I hope you guys are ready for what I have been working on... It's going to be an epic next few months. That's all I gotta say about that. Also daily updates here: Instagram.com/ChrisFixit And what did you think of my new shirt/design I was wearing at the end? Want one? Make sure you hit that notification bell so you can get updates when I post the next YouTube videos!!!
Danny Martin (2 hours ago)
Todd McAfee (25 days ago)
What is the "Aftermarket" shackle you used? Good video, the Honda valve cover was a good one also. Thx Todd
ChrisFix hore
Nate Pearson (3 months ago)
ChrisFix The Lord loves and forgives. Just trying to spread Jesus
alicegwillett (3 months ago)
I have your merchandise lovefromjack
Themidnighttrain7441 (5 hours ago)
Ute, Not Truck Mate
Laoguycooks (8 hours ago)
This really helped out. Thx for posting! Question; I have a 2016 Tacoma & want to add some “add a leaf springs” for extra load capacity, do you have a video listed in your playlist? Again, thx. Just subscribed. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Yusuf K (1 day ago)
Who else gets such a satisfying feeling when he torques the bolts. That click sound is so good.
Yusuf K (1 day ago)
You should make a business called chrisFix. You would make a lot of money.
lexmuller84 (1 day ago)
David Bartz (1 day ago)
I'd love to see some follow up videos on how well the rust reformer works on surface rust.
David Bartz (1 day ago)
Does everyone call you ChrisFix now?
dale r (1 day ago)
Just changed the leaf springs on my 01 xterrs problem is the rear hits harder then the used ones. Thoughts on why?
Francisco Alvarado (1 day ago)
NOS bottle hmmmm maybe a how to install a NOS bottle
my2centz (2 days ago)
I have a question about struts and coil springs. I replaced my struts, bellows, bushings, and spring seats on my car. Everything seemed to go together fine however the bushings & seats were toast before which was my problem and the strut did wear the mount on one side where the rod had been rubbing on the driver's side. To fix this because I couldn't get the part in time I used a metal washer which I fabricated to fit down in the hole with the exact size hole in the middle so the bushing wouldn't wear. It seems to work fine that side is quiet as can be however the otherside passenger started making a spring crunching noise so I took it apart checked everything put it back together and decided to make another washer for that side so it would be equal to the otherside. It is quieter now however I still get a creaking sound when I move it up and down. After I fixed it the first time I drove it for say 50mi before I noticed the noise this time about 20mi but I was listening more. I did add spring seats to the bottom on both and it didn't have them originally just on the top but they sold them so figured it couldn't hurt. I thought about removing them but the drivers side is so perfect Im afraid I'll just end up having issues on that side. I personally do not like quick struts as I've had issues in the past which is why I decided to go this route. I could take the washer off because that mount was fine but don't think this is my problem. I'm wondering is maybe the coil spring is messed up on either side causing the problem but as I said the drivers side feels and sounds great which was the worst but don't wanna waste more money on springs if I'm not sure then end up having to put quick struts on it anyway. Any ideas what's causing my problem?
Crazy Mello (2 days ago)
Does he really spray the camera
Hunter Shanks (2 days ago)
You need to lift it more and get buffer tires
ShadowOps Airman1 (2 days ago)
PB NutBuster is a must
TimesThree (3 days ago)
I'm 41 been working on vehicles since ten, will not use gloves, face mask, or glasses. Oh, but timesthree you could hurt yourself. Yea, well in this life you're not coming out of it alive.
Elijah Till (3 days ago)
When ur car takes itself apart for you.
Asparoth (3 days ago)
"We're gonna replace the leaf springs" Rust proofs entire chassis and drum brakes.
Ivan konstantinov (3 days ago)
The impression is, vehicles driving at East coast just have to be made primarily out of stainless steel, that would save a ton of headache...
Zehua Zhou (3 days ago)
Thank you for the video. Could you do another video of lowering the truck? A lowered truck looks cool, and if it is loaded with a truck camper RV, the total height isn't too bad to be concerned with height clearance.
mike johnson (3 days ago)
Good solid vid! Would have replaced the rear shocks while doing the rear suspension.
ChrisFix (3 days ago)
They are a year old so pretty new.
Matt H (3 days ago)
Who saw that NOS bottle at the beginning next to the toolbox???!?!?!
Aydan Angus (3 days ago)
Who eles can use chris fix episodes as asmr.
Emmett Carr (3 days ago)
Heads up at 6:16 that is a Grinding wheel, not a cut off wheel. Cut off wheels are very thin and a very likely to explode and send pieces flying at you if used to grind.
Peter Kaufinger (3 days ago)
Watching you fix your cars makes me want to do it...and I do! You make it look so straight forward, keep up the great work!
Ten 4 (4 days ago)
Car manufacturer: How can we make life horrible for used car owners that wish to fix their car themselves? Let's bolt half of the stuff and rivet the other half.
Eli Snider (4 days ago)
How many cameras do you spray
Yousuf Alblooshi (4 days ago)
Have you heared about wd40
Clayton Smith (4 days ago)
Just a friendly comment, I think you (and possibly the previous owner) might have installed those rear mounts upside down. On a stock f150 the shackles have a pulling force on them rather than a pushing force. Just an observation. Love the videos by the way, always excited to see new content!!
charlieboi chatnavz (4 days ago)
Where you go offroading in NJ?
Tom Clark (4 days ago)
I love Chris Fixx because of his positive attitude and knowledge. Though I have extensive auto repair knowledge and many years of experience, I still learn from him. The videos are geared for the general public trying to learn to fix their own veicles.
Tobias Krull (4 days ago)
This is why we in Germany have Something called TÜV a (tecnikal Inspektion for vihikels every 2 jears) if you Go with Something Like this to the TÜV you aren't allowed to Drive on the roads untill you fix it.
Ricky Carlson (5 days ago)
I honestly don't know what the DIY car world would do without you
Goat 429 (5 days ago)
Reminds me of my 94 ford f150
Walid Al-Otebi (6 days ago)
احبك ياعثمان يا قلبي يا ميكانيكي
Megan Parker (6 days ago)
Why don’t you use POR-15??
Avery Scarlett (6 days ago)
Chris this is awesome thankyou!!!!
Mason Bunn (6 days ago)
You could just use the power of flex seal as under coating
Durk Durkgang (6 days ago)
When you put a jack on and lower the truck or car u wanna push the jack alittle when your car or truck sitting down if the jack have play in it it’s bad and it will fall that’s what happened to my friend he got killed he didn’t check his jack if moved even with the vehicle weight it down
dukem600 (6 days ago)
hey chris i noticed you used "drop shackles" to lift the rear... is that safe? its designed to lower your truck but you used it to lift...thanks
zabdi zelaya (6 days ago)
great videos you make the fix up easy to understand and explain very detailed. I was wondering if you can make a video on how to inspect automatic tranny problems .
Larry Hartman (6 days ago)
That's what's up
msdivak Crisp (6 days ago)
Nightmare Titan (8 days ago)
Did anyone see the nos bottle next of the tool box
Braxton Johnson (9 days ago)
@chrisfix um dude I hate to tell you you put the driver side leaf spring on in front of the break line it should be behind it an it makes me worried for your safety cuz one day it could rip it off, I love your videos btw I watch every single one of them but that part really concerns me
Joseph Soccio (9 days ago)
an awesome video will be back to your channel for any repairs
Joseph E Cowen (9 days ago)
you said you would reuse your springs then used the new ones. Conflicting information.
Derek Blanche (10 days ago)
Hi Chris, I have a question about your torque measurements/amounts. Where do you normally find yours? Internet, manuals etc? Thank you.
Mazdayati Garage (10 days ago)
Every time you spray the camera it reminds me off how amazed I was about being in a car at an automatic car wash as a kid.
Cameron ZY (10 days ago)
I've got a beat up B3000 (you hearted the last comment I left on a old vid) and i'm suspecting a whole rear end suspension overhaul. It's gonna hurt my wallet but, it's an 04 and i bought it a month ago with 80k miles on the clock. She's not 4x4 but it's gotten me in n' out of dirt and mud thus far! So glad my favorite YouTube mechanic has been sharing the B series love for so long! I can't find any sort of reference online other than Ranger forums. From my understanding, all or most of the parts are interchangeable but you've taken the headache out of sourcing tools and parts. Thank you!!!
Brayden Kaneer (11 days ago)
I saw noss in the beginning
salvagelife308 (11 days ago)
Bro you are a human cheat code
Matthew Jenkins (11 days ago)
Where is the link to your GIANT breaker bar?
Kayden Diederich (12 days ago)
Stop doing that to your camera
MrVincent (12 days ago)
I’m a diesel(heavy vehicle) mechanic apprentice and i love watching your videos to get more ideas on light vehicle. Especially when you’re diagnosing fault in a car
Nadia Viles (14 days ago)
Can you help my mom her car sucks can you help
LilysL (15 days ago)
0:00-0:02 whats up with that nos/nitro ?
netmaxess (15 days ago)
Another great video. Have the same truck same year and color. Just replaced the leaf spring mounts due to rust also. Thanks again.
Ohhdanyboy (15 days ago)
Rust reformer bubbles with Brake Cleaner
ChrisFix (15 days ago)
Most paint bubbles with brake cleaner since brake cleaner is an aggressive cleaner.
Joe B (15 days ago)
Buy a Hyundai Sonata
Neal Perez (16 days ago)
great job, I did video productions long ago, great comments while doing the video!!!!!
Neal Perez (16 days ago)
my god I never seen a newer truck rusted that bad, let me guess, road salt 7 months out of the year
Xénos Polemistí̱s (16 days ago)
Is that *Rusty Shackleford*
Joe Chapin Gaming (17 days ago)
Get a real truck Chris
Fernando Salas (17 days ago)
Damage can makes a hole in trucks bed
zombienectar (17 days ago)
Don't forget to use new u-bolts. Bad mugumbo to reuse u-bolts.
mobiussquadron (18 days ago)
I'm replacing the leaf springs on my 97 f-150. Was having a hell of a time getting the axle mounted. I'm hoping my problem was I was mounting the spring THEN I would attempt to mount the axle. Hopefully on my next day off I can get that sorted out XD
Hayden David (17 days ago)
mobiussquadron I have a '97 F150 and was thinking to replace the leaf springs as well. My truck squats badly when towing a trailer. Can you Tell me which leaf springs you've been thinking about? Thanks
Neeraj Kumar (18 days ago)
Thank you
Sully Cop (18 days ago)
Thanks, great video
Threize (19 days ago)
You should do a restoration on those leaf springs then sell them to your community lol
The kids in Africa (20 days ago)
A needle scaler would’ve been a lot better to get off all that rust
Steven Hyun (20 days ago)
Hey the link to the leaf springs goes to amazon but comes up as trailer leaf springs are those the ones for this model truck
rosyam salleh (21 days ago)
Chris your hot coco recipe is delicious (i tried it😂)
Stanley QC (22 days ago)
It's so motivating that Chris is making these easy to understand videos. I can't wait to get a house - just so I can start wrenching on an old pickup truck and apply everything I can find on this channel!
moritz palnstener (23 days ago)
why is the nut called nut ??? LOL
ChrisFix (23 days ago)
Idk. Good question
Mason Senestraro (24 days ago)
Why spray the camera Lens
ChrisFix (23 days ago)
Austin Mergell (24 days ago)
Hey Chris were did you get the ubolt and mounting plate from?
eugene kline (26 days ago)
I pulled up that part that from a Chevy and dodge it says it to lower the truck
Kotoura Haruka (26 days ago)
I saw a NOS bottle at the beginning of the video? Is it for the driftstang?
ctuan13 (26 days ago)
Unfortunately all rubberized undercoat ends up doing is hiding rust and by the time it finally peeks through, it's too late. Also heating a leaf spring isnt a great idea since it will alter the temper of the spring steel. But regardless, this video iss an invaluable guide to anyone trying to do this at home.
Rhyno811 (27 days ago)
@chrisfix I’m replacing the front leaf spring bracket and bushing for a friend. Can you tell me what size bolt I’ll need for the leaf spring? Also, can you tell me if the bushing is the same for the front as it is for the rear? It’s a 96 ranger V6. Any tips on putting the new bracket on without dropping the gas tank? Thanks
Dallin Reed (27 days ago)
So how do you find the right parts and where do you go to buy parts
BEAGLE (27 days ago)
Gonna be spending all your money on Cameras if you keep spraying them😂😂, awesome video ChrisFix
TheTheaterRoom (27 days ago)
Today I was thinking about changing my leaf springs. I was telling myself that it would be so much better if someone showed me how to, but who! This video was like watching someone in real life show me! Thanks! I’m ordering my leaf springs and going to install them myself!
Edgars Lacis-S (27 days ago)
ChisFix painted 3 cameras in this video!
Richard Roe (28 days ago)
Okay I gotta ask though; is jacking up the truck on the diff case a good idea? The manual says not to and lots of other "experts" say the same. But it looks okay when you do it. Is that because it's small truck and not an F150 so there's less weight on the diff housing?
Richard Roe (28 days ago)
Just stumbled onto ChrisFix. Hands down the best how-to/repair videos on YouTube.
MineChris 2008 (28 days ago)
Can you use a 12 point wrench on the six-point bolt?
MineChris 2008 (26 days ago)
Thank you at my store I can only find 12 points
deadbeat. (26 days ago)
it just gives you more ability to get the wrench in the position you want it because it has double the spaces.
baro metar (29 days ago)
this guy knows all the tricks
Jon Schuck (29 days ago)
How many cameras did you ruin in this vid
Trevor Scruggs (29 days ago)
Well, Im glad this exists and that your truck broke first
osmar Velasquez (29 days ago)
You shouldn't have tried that impact gun
Hayden 115 (30 days ago)
who needs thread locker when you have corrosion to hold your bolts on tight!
Black Burn (1 month ago)
Professionalism 101/100. Video liked.
austin stringfield (1 month ago)
Good thing this video is out because my blazer shackle is hanging on a string. It was making a squeaking noise which made me want to go investigate.
Albert Saenz (1 month ago)
Hey Chris, we just had a chemical fire at a nearby chemical plant just outside of Houston Texas. It burned for 3 days and sent a ribbon of smoke all the way to Austin. It reignited about an hour ago and it was quickly contained but I'm still concerned. I sent the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality an email and explained that you could probably fix it. When can you get out here? (and don't forget your breaker bar) By the way, thanks for your great videos. I've saved a ton thanks to you. Best...
Albert Saenz (27 days ago)
Jay Doesanything765 it's a joke. Everyone gets it but you.
Jay Doesanything765 (27 days ago)
So without asking, you said a car mechanic. Is capable of repairing a fire damaged chemical plant. The guy works on cars! Not on a factory, and my god. Ask if he can help before you tell other people he is able to. He has bills to pay, he also doesn’t have a lot of free time.
Zach Silkey (1 month ago)
may i suggest pulling on the breaker bar not pushing when possible this will let you use your weight to remove the bolt
Michael Wirth (1 month ago)
The best DIY guy out there hands down!
Ricardo Vega (1 month ago)
Good tutorial...
Will D (1 month ago)
Your chassis rail doesn't look very good...
che julom (1 month ago)
Chis why is your truck have a bunch of Damage

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