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Rear leaf spring problem?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by knpc, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. knpc

    knpc Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 144

    I have a 2013 GMC 2500. When I got the truck 2 yrs ago I turned up the T-bars a little bit and put a 1'' block in the rear with longer u-bolts. They have been fine and tight for 2 yrs, but today I noticed a rattle from the rear end. I found that all four u-bolts were loose and flopping around. I tried to tighten them and couldn't break the nuts. I had to heat them up to tighten them down. They were seized, so it seems the nuts didn't back themselves off. I looked for a broken leafs, but all seem good.
    Why would the u-bolts get loose after 2 yrs??? Any thoughts?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,745

    Rattling, not retorqued after time. Not lock tighted.
  3. knpc

    knpc Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 144

    Thanks, that's kinda what I thought. Just seemed odd that they all loosened up after two yrs.
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,394

    Most u-bolts are one time use.

    One new bolts are installed, they should be retighted after 500 miles.