How to Replace Leaf Springs and Lift your Truck

24 Rgs 2018
3 482 710 Peržiūros

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:
Rounded Bolt/Nut Sockets:
Extendable Ratchet:
12 Ton Jack Stands:
Rust Reformer:
Leaf Springs:
Shackles (for lifting the Ranger/B-series):
Leaf Spring Brackets:

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    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 metus
    • Chris, how did the rust reformer and undercoating combo hold up after 2 years? Also, did you use acetone or anything after wire-wheeling the surfaces?

      fireballmxfireballmxPrieš 5 dienų
    • Make a video how to lower the truck

      mauricio hernandezmauricio hernandezPrieš 8 dienų
    • What means torque down to 80 foot pounds ?

      Gabriel Pérez BernalGabriel Pérez BernalPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • I geggeggggr

      Jon HabetlerJon HabetlerPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Hey Chris, nice vid through and through. Question. I have an 07 tacoma and my leafs are tired. Id also like to upgrade the front and rear shocks . Where do i begin looking to see what would suit my truck and needs best thanks!

      farmer mikefarmer mikePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The mounting bracket broke on my mazda I'm here lol

    molly Smithmolly SmithPrieš dieną
  • My dad is kinda a mechanic he learned from his dad he knows most simple mechanic stuff.

    Caden StarCaden StarPrieš 2 dienas
  • Good thing you have a channel cause I needed to change my leaf springs on my Excursion

    Vasquez HarrisonVasquez HarrisonPrieš 3 dienas
  • Me going to replace the leaf springs on my Peterbilt 579:

    Meme ManMeme ManPrieš 3 dienas
  • งานดีครับ

    boss S liveboss S livePrieš 4 dienas
  • You are a national treasure

    Marlon HopeMarlon HopePrieš 4 dienas
  • That Rust is obviously coming back with your half ass job

    SteveStevePrieš 4 dienas
    • @ChrisFix yes it has it’s still bubbling up under the rubber lol

      SteveStevePrieš 4 dienas
    • Thanks for sharing. The rust has not come back.

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 dienas
  • Caution with the rubberized undercoating - when it develops holes, it will actually trap the salinated water and it will rust from the inside out. It’s probably better to finish painting and then apply POR-15, regularly apply fluid film, or take the car in for a yearly undercarriage oil spray.

    BLS36BLS36Prieš 5 dienų
  • Chris probably applied salt & water for years to prep for this video. Btw that jack stand to breakbar trick is sweet.

    BLS36BLS36Prieš 5 dienų
  • No Chris not the camera 🤯

    Ricardo GaliciaRicardo GaliciaPrieš 6 dienų
    • :o

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 dienų
  • Hey Chris , is it safe to jack the car from the differential?

    ASK CARSASK CARSPrieš 8 dienų
  • I don't understand on why every video when he's spraying stuff, he also sprays his camera, that's odd lol

    Joseph WhiteJoseph WhitePrieš 8 dienų
    • He's a funny thing when I was watching the paint going onto the truck I said I hope he's careful not to get any on the camera and two seconds later he sprays the camera directly hahaha

      Truck TaxiTruck TaxiPrieš 2 dienas
    • Makes for good transitions :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 8 dienų
  • Yikes. That's some serious rust. Not worth the investment

    Rad CheckinskiRad CheckinskiPrieš 8 dienų
  • And Chris how would you lower your truck down

    mauricio hernandezmauricio hernandezPrieš 8 dienų
  • Grandfather recently passed away and i received his Gen 1 Colorado. Since then I've been trying to learn as much about fixing cars as possible because the truck is in an iffy state. Thanks Chris for helping me learn about how to keep his ride alive

    Ethan HoweEthan HowePrieš 8 dienų
  • Chris has jacked forearms

    KrabsKrabsPrieš 9 dienų
    • Lol

      KrabsKrabsPrieš 8 dienų
    • ChrisFlex 💪

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • It should be noted that silicone lubricant is not recommended but necessary other lubes will eat away the bushing

    Andrew schaeferAndrew schaeferPrieš 10 dienų
  • I like the bushing technique he used usaully I just see guys bang them out

    BignatethehateBignatethehatePrieš 11 dienų
  • skills u are rav

    yngvar harjoyngvar harjoPrieš 11 dienų
  • meget bra på norsk

    yngvar harjoyngvar harjoPrieš 11 dienų
  • 0:13 nos? ???? (on the corner of the toolbox)

    Ÿášh Gámîñ ĐêľūxèŸášh Gámîñ ĐêľūxèPrieš 13 dienų
    • ;)

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 13 dienų
  • Rust? Laughs in southwestern lol

    Ral ValRal ValPrieš 13 dienų
    • Wish I didn't have to deal with that :(

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 13 dienų
  • Hey Chris, very helpful video. I used this vid to completely replace my rear suspension on my 98 ranger. Instead of undoing the massive 21mm bolt like u did from the bigger, front bracket like you did, I drilled out all 4 rivets and replaced those brackets to. In doing this, I had to cut that bracket that holds the ebrake, as seen at 5:06. I was wondering if you knew where I could find one of those brackets?

    Hayden BergeronHayden BergeronPrieš 13 dienų
  • One side sags on the rear of my 85 nissan pick up. Would i need to get the leaf arched? Thanks. Great video.

    OTANERJDOTANERJDPrieš 14 dienų
  • i'm 9 years old and watch the videos

    teettagy12 playstobloxteettagy12 playstobloxPrieš 14 dienų
  • Hey Chris, in the description of the leaf springs in Amazon says those are made for golf cars, is ok to install it in a pick-up truck ??

    Gabriel Pérez BernalGabriel Pérez BernalPrieš 15 dienų
  • So glad I own a Ranger similar to your truck, makes fixing shit so easy when I know ChrisFix probably did a video on it.

    Spencer LemaySpencer LemayPrieš 16 dienų
  • When you put the jack on the breaker bar and it starts picking up the truck instead of loosening the bolt.

    austin stringfieldaustin stringfieldPrieš 17 dienų
  • I could'nt believe, I took lesson from person who's overspray the camera twice .. 🤣

    Suherman TjahyadiSuherman TjahyadiPrieš 18 dienų
  • Why yes I am going back to your old videos to get that ChrisFix fix. Would love to see a full rebuild/restor9 series by you one day mate.

    XiganXiganPrieš 19 dienų
  • With all that rust you're better off jacking the radiator cap up and driving a new truck in under it. Assuming the radiator cap is good.

    Whidbey HikerWhidbey HikerPrieš 20 dienų
  • Hey Chris fix any other reason why we shouldn’t remove both leaf sides at the same time?

    Alfredo ValenciaAlfredo ValenciaPrieš 20 dienų
  • That is not okay, it can probably break the car!

    Mark LiMark LiPrieš 21 dieną
  • I think I’m have em fix up my truck

    Fernando FloresFernando FloresPrieš 21 dieną
  • your voice sounds like from need for speed underground 2

    aldrin magbanuaaldrin magbanuaPrieš 22 dienas
  • How does it drive since you replaced them? Any difference in comfort? I’m doing mine on my 04 ranger 3.0 2wd 5 speed

    Mike BarnMike BarnPrieš 22 dienas
  • I an in inn a rare in a is tit IT. Ok wow you were going crazy Chris fix

    Jaxson CarterJaxson CarterPrieš 22 dienas
  • Good job really

    ReEeEz BluoReEeEz BluoPrieš 23 dienas
  • Hey Chris Fix. I have a 73 gmc c3500 7.4L. I had the engine and transmission rebuilt. The problem I'm having the truck is stalling when at 30 mph. Its ok on idle and truns on after the truck cools down truns on again. Any help will help.

    Mr.BadluckMr.BadluckPrieš 24 dienas
  • i use that wool wax on my truck for rust. once a year application.

    Rob TRob TPrieš 25 dienų
  • اصراری بر متقاعد کردن چهار تا خر ندارم . بروید خودتان تحقیق کنید تا ادم شوید! وفا مجوی زکس ور سخن نمی شنوی/به هرزه طالب سیمرغ و کیمیا می باش (حافظ)

    moein kasraeimoein kasraeiPrieš 27 dienų
  • Disconnected itself🤣🤣😂😂😆😆bruh, I was dead💀Bluetooth leaf spring mod

    Trisha HoustonTrisha HoustonPrieš 29 dienų
    • Haha I hope theres no disconnect mods on anyone else's trucks :o

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 28 dienų
  • Hell yeah im about to buy some new leaf springs and this is the perfect tutorial video on how to install them... thanks man awesome videos 🔥🔥🔥

    Antonio BalderasAntonio BalderasPrieš 29 dienų
  • I didn’t need to replace lift springs

    Kayden SumersKayden SumersPrieš mėn
    • Should save you some money then!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Раме пиздец.

    Mad MaxMad MaxPrieš mėn
  • hi chris, are the brackets the same front and back? i have a 95 ranger that needs all 4 replaced lol thanks

    brendan lbrendan lPrieš mėn
  • Does lifting the truck all the way like that. Will that damage the shocks with all that stretching

    cold catzcold catzPrieš mėn
  • I can't get that screw off my laptop again. better get a lever and floor jack.

    Kago BonestalkerKago BonestalkerPrieš mėn
  • I don't have a truck, I wouldn't attempt that even if I did, and I don't know why I watched that video but I really enjoyed it anyway. He made it all look easy. Thanks.

    Ross PettigrewRoss PettigrewPrieš mėn
  • Did any notice the no’s bottle in the beginning

    Miguel AndradeMiguel AndradePrieš mėn
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    Katie ClellandKatie ClellandPrieš mėn
  • I know you have an impact gun in the garage somewhere

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  • Sick

    David Ridlespriger 2David Ridlespriger 2Prieš mėn
  • What does it taste like Clean that up )3) dddd8

    David Ridlespriger 2David Ridlespriger 2Prieš mėn
  • Thats not safe at all. a piece of wood or brick ? seriously... use a proper chock or make one. And would be safer to lift the entire truck. not just the rear in my opinion. Also you should note not all pickup trucks can be lifted by the differential. That mazda is a piece of trash/ engineering fail. I had the aerostar which shared alot with the ford ranger/ mazda pickups but the suspension never rusted out that bad even though nothing was left of lower body from rust. nice video otherwise.

  • I wonder how the undercoating is holding up?

    DuskSolution33DuskSolution33Prieš mėn
  • Thanks Dude !

    VOSVOSPrieš mėn
    • Anytime!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • I am not a mechanic but your video almost makes me wish i was, good video! Very interesting!

    Eric LawsonEric LawsonPrieš mėn
  • Great information on this vid 👍👍

    Merrowjake84Merrowjake84Prieš mėn
  • Super empowering

    witless Xwitless XPrieš mėn
  • Good

    Rat WakRat WakPrieš mėn
  • Waiter at Chris's favorite restaurant: What can I get for you today? Chris: Medium Strength thread locker please!

    Stephen TookerStephen TookerPrieš mėn
  • Chris's car parts: breaks Also chris: ah yes another video to make Idk if this is stolen so plz no hate :)

    JESUSJESUSPrieš mėn
  • The leaf spring of our dump truck with cargo gave up today.

    GenocideMonkeeGenocideMonkeePrieš mėn
  • It’s safe to say I’ve watched all of your videos around 10 times.

    EnxviiEnxviiPrieš mėn
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    Jame AndyJame AndyPrieš mėn
  • Could personally send me a link to all these parts I’m currently replacing mine on a 2000 ram 1500 and I like the way you did these ? Please and thank you so much

    Joshua WalshJoshua WalshPrieš mėn
  • He said “These nuts” way too many times for it to be an accident

    SkivenousSkivenousPrieš mėn
  • I dont even have a drivers licence, why am i here?

    Marlowe Recoing-TallenMarlowe Recoing-TallenPrieš mėn
  • why do you have a nos

    Xian SorianoXian SorianoPrieš mėn
  • its looks easy when watching but when you do it yourself youll need to drink a 2 to 4 bottle of redbull

    PeopleAre CrazyPeopleAre CrazyPrieš mėn
    • Fortunately it's as easy as it looks once you get the process down and you stay organized!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris, I had the exact same problem on my 2000 Ford Ranger. Both mounts completely rusted away. I've followed every step of this video and it's been extremely helpful!!! I have one question if you see it: what is the name of the nut you are using to secure the shackle to the mount? It has a welded wing on it to lock it when tightening. I can't fit a wrench into the mount. Thanks!!!!

    Dion SavardDion SavardPrieš mėn
  • OMG! You make that process look so easy! Takes the fear and intimidation right out of it. Thanks!

    Shannon FryeShannon FryePrieš mėn
  • Good job squire.

    jim macdonaldjim macdonaldPrieš mėn
  • My truck doesn’t even use leaf springs and I just watched this whole video lmfaooo

    Yes SirYes SirPrieš mėn
    • I'm glad you still watched the whole video!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Good thing the spring didn’t puncture the bed, I’ve seen it happen in our shop!!

    Clay MahnenClay MahnenPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris, if my doctor was as skilled, thorough and knowledgable as you, I would be very happy. 👍👍

    Raleigh BeersinghRaleigh BeersinghPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris how do you know if you need to replace the leaf spring and bushings?? I have a a 98 explorer xlt and feel EVEY BUMP IN THE ROAD!!!

    Duane ReidDuane ReidPrieš mėn
    • @ChrisFix not that I have noticed however the slightest bump or even a rock in the road and it feels and sounds like the whole truck is bottoming out. I've already replaced front and back struts and shocks.

      Duane ReidDuane ReidPrieš mėn
    • I would definitely check it out, does it tend to lean excessively when turning?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • BadAsss Video 😎👍👍

    Frank SotoFrank SotoPrieš mėn
    • Thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Your the best didn't miss a thing.

    james wubboltjames wubboltPrieš mėn
  • That's gotta be the luckiest Mazda B3000 on the planet lol

    Dan AdamsDan AdamsPrieš mėn
  • i think the jury is still out on u bolts some say just re use them others say replace no matter what. looks like you replaced but didn't touch on this so just thought i'd mention it. i am adding a spring it's only a quarter inch and my u bolts look good so i am just gunna re use them, clean them up first etc...

    Darrin NelsonDarrin NelsonPrieš mėn
  • what about removing a bushing while the front side of the leaf spring is still bolted. i am thinking of doing this on a Ford Explorer. and to add a leaf you only unbolt the rear of the spring...

    Darrin NelsonDarrin NelsonPrieš mėn
  • Hey @chrisfix any recommendations on u bolts for this kind of lift?

    Gerson CortesGerson CortesPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris, great video! I really enjoyed how you went through everything clearly and thoroughly. Thanks for working so hard to make such good content. I'm wondering where did you find the torque specs for the new spring mount bolts? I have a factory service manual and it just says "rivet" without a torque spec for replacement. Haha. Guess they never thought that you'd fix them...

    Eazy EEazy EPrieš mėn
  • Penetrating oil.

    JJ’s Custom FabricationsJJ’s Custom FabricationsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • how did you knock rust out on the inside of frame?

    mtd076mtd076Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • This guy is a genius

    victor carrascovictor carrascoPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • How's many coating is needed of all the spray. And can we use this method for the whole undercoating including the fiber.

    Simon BhoreSimon BhorePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Depends on the exact one you get (follow instructions on the can) and pretty much!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thanks. Great video

    C FrayreC FrayrePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Aren't you afraid that you're gonna damage the camera's lens? Like that's dangerous!

    MariusSirrMariusSirrPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix My man's out here answering questions QUICK!

      MariusSirrMariusSirrPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Nope! :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Awesome

    Julian Felipe Granados FlórezJulian Felipe Granados FlórezPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I didn't know that this was how to make drag truck video, 3:12

    GAMING MASTER 1093GAMING MASTER 1093Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Chris’s truck: breaks* Chris: “Yes! More content”

    Jame AndyJame AndyPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix hi

      Dawn MillerDawn MillerPrieš mėn
    • Double edged sword sometimes haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • My leaf spring on my truck just broke in half from rust build-up, come here to look up how to replace it and of course he has a video on it.

    CptFargalsCptFargalsPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix Got it replaced today. Took a little longer because of some rusty bolts and hardware that needed replacing, but out with the old and in with the new haha

      CptFargalsCptFargalsPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Darn! Fortunately it's not difficult to do!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Your videos are very educational and clean. You don’t have any unnecessary bullshit like other LTworldsrs. And you don’t miss any important points. Big thumbs up for you, buddy keep the good work!👍🏼

    Cruz OrtizCruz OrtizPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • bracket said I am one with frame

    420sx420sxPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Buddy you every heard up OIL based undercoating and PENETRATING fluid for rusty bolts ???

    CJMCJMPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I don't have a truck nor SUV but still watching this video.

    Rafay NaeemRafay NaeemPrieš 2 mėnesius