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    Default Broken leaf spring repair

    Hey all!

    I've got a 2003 Silverado 1500 with a broken left rear leaf spring. I looked around the forum to see if there were any repair suggestions but I couldn't find any.

    My question is can I use an Add A Leaf to repair the broken spring (its the helper spring) as long as I do the same thing to both sides?

    The dealership wants 150 bucks each for the leaf spring assembly and said that I had to install them in pairs (which I can see the reason). There has just got to be a more cost effective way than to spend $300 bucks on one individual broken leaf.

    I've checked junk yards too, they all want at least a 100 to 120.

    Any ideas or suggestions.

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    my buddy drove around for over a year with a broken leaf spring on his f-250...i guess thats an idea if your not hauling or towing
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    I would buy a used leaf spring and replace the broken leaf. If there's a spring shop near you or a 4X4 shop they will have used leaf springs laying around.
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    Check the yellow pages for a spring shop theyll sell you them in pairs or singley Ive only had two brokens spings in my life and only replaced the broken one.while Im no auto technician I had never heard of having to replace both at the same time. unless you been hauling pallets of brick around every day since you bought the truck.
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    I'll check around and see. I hardly haul anything with the truck so I don't know how I got a broken leaf. Everyone I talked to says yeah they see broken leaf springs all the time on semi's, not on 1/2 tons.

    We'll see. I thought about taking it out and see what happens.

    Thanks for all the help and quick replies. I really appreciate it.

    Ty

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