Rear Suspension Question/Help
My neighbor just gave our 16yr old son a 2000 Ranger, it had a few mechanical problems so I'm working with him to fix it up into a decent first vehicle. The main problems are suspension related, we just rebuilt the front end and are working on the rear. The driver side rear leaf spring hanger rusted away and the spring was riding on the bed.
I went and bought a new set of shocks, hangers and shackles. I replaced the hanger and was going to bolt up the spring when I realized there was no evidence of a shackle. I checked the passenger side which was still assembled and there was no shakle there either. The eyes of the leaf springs were directly mounted to the hangers. It doesn't seem like this is correct...but the passenger side looks original.