Leaf Springs/ Datsun King cab 1979 Installation


Asked by Aug 19, 2013 at 09:33 PM about the 1978 Datsun 620 Pick-Up

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Heading out for a fairly long trip and hauling a small trailer, what do the leaf springs do to keep things running smooth?

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Tom Demyan

They are an integral part of the suspension, to keep the back of the truck level with the rest of the car and add some "spring" to the suspension. ALso hold the axle in place, especially during acceleration. If they are cracked/broken or sagging, I wouldn't be hauling anything till you replaced them.

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