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Old 03-03-2013, 02:12 PM
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Leaning to one side

I have noticed for a while now that my trucks seems to sit on a slight angle to the driver side. I first noticed it when I was driving and the steering wheel was pointed to the right, I just thought I was on a angled road, then I noticed more and more. Then I was looking at my truck from the front and you can see it on a angle. So I measured the wheel wells and the driver side sits about 1/2 lower then the passenger. I made sure the tires all had the same amount of air and that nothing was in the bed pushed over to that side. I first saw it with my stock tires and it still sits the same way with the new ones. I rotated the tires and nothing changed. This is not normal is it? I measured the top of the shocks and they are both the same on both sides in the front too.
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I know she'll lean slightly when I have a full tank of fuel. Not enough to register on the truck apps thing, but she's leaning none the less. Once I get to half tank or less I don't notice it..

I guess 26g of fuel all sitting on the drives side tends to make her sit alittle off.
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I did notice it a little more with a full tank, but I got 35 gallons, so a little more weight there. It does not register on the truck app, just the steering wheel. I just bugs me, not having a straight wheel.
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Mine is about .5 in. lower on the driver's side rear. I brought it to my dealer and they confirmed it. Then they presented me with documentation showing that Ford considers this to be within spec.

I wasn't happy to hear that so I took it to another dealership and got the same answer. The official line is that anything within 5/8 of an inch is acceptable. Beyond that measurement, the recommended action is to install a new spring.

I'm not impressed.
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Well maybe I can get it go lean 3/4 of a inch, then they will have to replace the springs. Just a thought.
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Seems like mine always leaned a 1/2" more on the drivers side first noticed last year when I was trying to setup my trailer hitch. I think airbags are the way to go these rear springs are terrible. I wanted a 3/4 ton truck not a 1/2 ton!
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you said that the front of your truck leans, how about the bed? several trucks i've owned in the past would develop a lean in the bed, as i assume it was just uneven wear of the springs. My current truck doesn't seem to show any kind of lean yet, but its still pretty young.
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The back is not as bad as the front but it does have a slight lean to it. It is just more noticeable in the front.
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