Removing and installing the GAZ-3110 rear suspension spring
Disconnect the shock absorber lower mount.
Unload the spring and place a stop under the rear axle.
Unscrew the four nuts 1 of the spring ladders.
Remove the spring pad 2, lower race 3 with cushion, stepladders 4, rear suspension buffer 6 and upper race 5 with cushion.
Unscrew the nut 1 of the pin securing the front end of the spring to the body bracket and remove the spring washer.
If necessary, center pin 1 and washer 2 with bracket hole 3.
Insert two access bolts into the threaded holes A of the pin washer.
Wet bushings and pin liberally with soapy water or brake fluid.
Insert a pry bar or a powerful screwdriver between the technological bolts and, turning the finger in both directions, achieve free rotation of the finger in the bushings.
Screw the nut flush onto pin 1 and knock out the pin with hammer blows until it touches the bracket nut 3.
Unscrew the nut and finally knock out the finger with a beard, applying force to the end of the finger.
Remove the front end of the spring from the bracket.
Unscrew the two 1 nuts securing the rear end of the spring.
Copiously moisten bushings and pins with soapy water or brake fluid.
Knock out lower pin 2 without damaging the threads.
Remove the spring. Remove the bushings from the spring eyes.
Knock out the top finger.
If the bushings are left in the bracket lugs, they must be removed.
Inspecting the spring
- 1. Clean the spring from dirt. Remove rust from spring eyes.
- 2. Spring bushings must be replaced.
- 3. Fingers should not have visible signs of wear, deformation, corrosion, dirt. The threaded part of the fingers must not be damaged.
- 4. The spring lugs and front pin washer must not be deformed.
- 5. The leaf springs must not be cracked. Anti-creak washers must be installed between the sheets.
Mark the orientation of the sheets in the spring.
Clamp the spring in a vise.
Remove the clamps.
Unscrew the nut of the center bolt and remove the center bolt.
Slowly open the vise to release the load from the spring gradually.
Assembly of the spring is carried out in the reverse order of disassembly, having previously lubricated the sheets that do not have anti-creak gaskets with graphite grease.
In this case, the holes of the sheets are centered with a metal bar, and then, after the entire package is compressed, the bar is replaced with a center bolt. The head of the bolt must be at the bottom.
Install the spring in the reverse order of removal.
When installing, note that the short end of the spring must be directed forward in the direction of the vehicle.
In this case, the nuts of the ladders must be tightened until the flanges of the cushion cages come into contact (arrow in the photo).
Finally tighten the remaining threaded connections of the rear suspension with the car on the ground.
The two nuts of the earring fingers must be tightened evenly to avoid distortion.