A few complaints have been received that the truck rear spring clip bars sometimes shifted and sheared the spring tie bolt.
To eliminate any recurrence of this trouble, a rear spring clip bar spacer (AA-5706-B) has just been released. The spacer· fits against · both sides of the spring clip bars and holds the bars securely in place.
To accommodate the new spacer, the length of the spring clips have been slightly increased. However, the spacer can be installed on old springs without installing the longer spring clips, as the old spring clips will be sufficiently long, unless all of the spring leaves happen to be on the high limit. In that event by omitting lockwasher (A-22367) there will be plenty of space to install the spring clip nut. However, if the lockwasher is omitted be sure to slightly pein the ends of the clips to prevent any possibility of the nuts working loose.