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Old 06-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Spring Hanger Issue

Ok been awhile since I was on the forum - So I have a problem my rear spring hanger hole is wallowed out about 1/4 - 1/2 in.
Im going ot have to cut out the spring bolts (froze inside bushing) my question is can I weld a a new plate over the old hanger? For that matter can I bolt a new plate over the old hanger? Obviously will do both sides of the plate and then check all others.

Getting ready to re-do all spring bushings as well...

I noticed the issue with a clunk at first then after wheeling jeep had a noticable 1.5in lean ...

Any help is appreciated

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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The obvious solution is to replace the hanger. Parts are available. I fixed mine by welding thick washers on the insides of the hanger and spreading them apart to get the spring back in. I'm guessing the cause was improper torque of the spring bolts. Mine has been repaired for about 4 years now without incident. If it fails, I'll replace the hanger.

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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Weld washers would work. Weld them to the outsides of the hangar and no more issues.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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Weld washers would work. Weld them to the outsides of the hangar and no more issues.
The reason for welding them to the inside was so the spring bushing sleeves had a clean flush surface to torque too. Not a oblong shaped hole.
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