I have a 2002 ranger 4x4 and I was trying to take the rear spring apart to replace a broken leaf. The U bolts came off no problem but as you would expect the spring center bolt was pretty well stuck and probably going to brake off. After I got the U bolts off I noticed that the spacer between the spring and the axle was maybe connected to the spring, as in maybe the center bolt and spacer are a spacer with a stud as the center bolt ? Could this be the case ? Thanks for any help in advance.