removing rear axle with leaf springs - what to expect

Discussion in 'The "X" bodies' started by Stagedcoach71, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Stagedcoach71

    Stagedcoach71 Well-Known Member

    I am going to remove the axle from my Apollo (with leaf springs). If I support the car and let the axle hang, is there still a good deal of tension in the springs? What should I expect when I release the springs from the car?

    I have always used a spring compressor when removing coils.
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Supercar owner Staff Member

    It will be a non event. Once the axle is hanging like that, there is zero tension in the springs
  3. Stagedcoach71

    Stagedcoach71 Well-Known Member

    Great. Thanks.
  4. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    It might 'boing' a little, not a big deal.
    Rust can be a real pita, especially if the thru bolts are rusted to the inner sleeves of the spring bushings. Might have to cut bolts ends off if bolts won't slide out.
    Good luck with it...

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