leaf spring hanger - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-01-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
leaf spring hanger

gaah the front driver's side hanger busted... just 5 minutes after i got a new inspection sticker for the truck lol

anybody know what a good price is to get it fixed at an indy shop?

it's really close to the gas tank so the guys here said they may have to drop the tank to get the new bolts in.... maybe upto 5 hours labor in all
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-01-2009
j99ranger4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delaware, OH
Posts: 1,381
i dont know about front but 4 the rears and shackles and labor i was quote at 340.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-01-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
anyone know if you can get those damnable rivets with a reciprocating saw? i have one with a short metal cutting blade i can try...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-01-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by j99ranger4x4 View Post
i dont know about front but 4 the rears and shackles and labor i was quote at 340.
tks j99 .. yeah i had the other 3 done and it wasn't too bad.. this one on the front driver's side is going to be a biatch due being right next to the gas tank
so no torch possible...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Upstate,NY
Posts: 2,598
Grind the rivets off.
The reason to drop the tank is there is no room to get your hand in there.
Pull the bed off to make it easier.
While the bed is off , run a new steel brake line to the rears.It'll be due soon 'cause of the rust from road salt.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-01-2009
j99ranger4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delaware, OH
Posts: 1,381
i dont think the actual hanger will be too bad, once u drop the tank for access
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-01-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
unfort i have no grinder or other tools to do this job so the indy up the street will do it. i'll try to get some of it with my sawzall...

i was just wondering how much $$ such a job should be.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edinburgh, In.
Posts: 6
rj
I just replaced the rear hangar on my '97. Used a handdrill to drill 7/16 dia X abt 1/4 dp. The head will fall off. My biggest problem was removing the screw thru the bushing in the spring eye. Using the drill again, it came out in small pieces. Good Luck!!!
tommyt
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-02-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
pfft i can't even get my sawzall in there. off to the shop it goes...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-02-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Thomson View Post
rj
I just replaced the rear hangar on my '97. Used a handdrill to drill 7/16 dia X abt 1/4 dp. The head will fall off. My biggest problem was removing the screw thru the bushing in the spring eye. Using the drill again, it came out in small pieces. Good Luck!!!
tommyt
thanks i think the rear ones would not be too hard. this one is literally right next to the gas tank...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-02-2009
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
no one on here in mass can help you and save you a ton of money
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-02-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downey View Post
no one on here in mass can help you and save you a ton of money
ha actually i would try it myself if i had the right tools and didn't have to do it
outside with no lift...... it's freakin freezing out already.
moving the gas tank does not look easy .. the straps are rusted to crap...
along with everything else underneath.

anyway i guess it's less $$ than getting another truck...
plus it just got a new inspection sticker lol! which is worth a lot here....
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-03-2009
97ranger xlt's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 459
end of story.. $175 for labor and it's done.. parts came from the ford dealer
which i would have had to get anyway.
believe money well spent. the guy did say he had to move the tank a bit to get the new bolts in.
i don't mind supporting a local guy for this kind of job as long as they charge a reasonable rate.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaf spring hanger Ranger331 Suspension Tech 1 10-04-2013 01:00 AM
Help: How to remove/install leaf spring hanger kellernr Suspension Tech 10 10-08-2010 09:28 PM
rear leaf spring hanger IndianScout Suspension Tech 4 10-08-2010 09:11 PM
rear leaf spring hanger golferbrady SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 5 02-10-2008 11:14 AM
rear leaf spring hanger golferbrady Suspension Tech 4 02-07-2008 01:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:27 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.