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Attach Springs To Schakles

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5. The front axle drops quickly onto the ground with the springs removed, and the next step is attaching the springs to the shackle. Then the springs are aligned on the spring plates and the U-bolts tightened before swinging the axle up with the floor jack and installing the front spring eye bolt. Removing old steering parts can be easier while the axle is on the ground, and U-bolts should be tightened with an impact and then properly torqued.