2002 Broken Leaf Spring Shackle
Due to rust, the leaf spring shackle on my F150 separated from its mount, driving the rear tip of the leaf spring up through the bed. The vehicle still handles OK but I'm sure it won't for long or if I throw any kind of load in the back. I need to get this fixed and looking at the mess back there I'm wondering if its possible. It looks like the old bracket has to be cut away, a new one welded on and a new shackle and possible a leaf spring reinstalled. Is such a repair possible and does Ford or anyone supply brackets? If I can get it repaired, should I have both sides done? anyone else ever had this problem? Any info or advice would be appreciated. Thanks, John in Massachusetts.