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leaf spring queery

Postby cococola » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:02 pm

I have a creak from the rear of my Moggie and on close inspection I notice the rear leaf spring moves on the mounting bracket and also there is some movement on the bracket to the body. I have tightened the nuts up but still some slight movement...is this normal please?
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Re: leaf spring queery

Postby Custard » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:39 am

Depends exactly which bracket you are on about?

The front one should allow the spring to pivot but apart from the bush have some slight give should be solid so the distance from body to axle is relatively fixed.

The rear ones are on shackles so as the spring straightens and effectively gets longer the rear end can move backwards.

So they should be able to rotate in both the body and the axle even though the bolts are tight.

To see them move jack the body up until the axle is hanging down and just come off the floor.

To go the other way carefully jack it up under the axle.

Creaking is probably due to very dry weather and when the bushes get wet they may not do it.

I use a bit of Rubber grease on rubber bushes or white grease on poly bushes.

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Re: leaf spring queery

Postby cococola » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:16 pm

The rear ones are on shackles so as the spring straightens and effectively gets longer the rear end can move backwards.
So they should be able to rotate in both the body and the axle even though the bolts are tight.....Thats exactly how mine works Sean, youve helped me yet again with fabulous knowledge and put my mind at ease, thank you. :thumbup:
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Re: leaf spring queery

Postby Custard » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:38 am

No problem. A creaking rear end is aways unpleasant. :D

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Re: leaf spring queery

Postby cococola » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:03 pm

:shock: :D
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