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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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Old 03-04-2013, 12:40 PM
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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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Old 03-05-2013, 03:09 PM
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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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2014 f150 5.0 L - same problem and less then 10 k

I have a 2014 F150 with 7800 km.. and the rear drivers side sits 1 1/8" lower than the rear passengers side.. doesn't matter where i check it drove to 4 spots (all appeared level) and measured facing both directions in the same spots. I will be going to Ford because something has to be wrong. On the front both sides sit exactly level with each other - within 1/8 of an inch every time. I thought maybe it was the fuel - but right now the tank is nearly empty and still the same thing - it is not level and you can easily visually see it from the back. Seems odd.. like a leaf or a shock is broken already. Which would be a big **** off because the truck doesn't even have 10k and I work an office job.. the truck is NOT working hard like a work truck. The truck still drives very smooth and straight just leans in the back.. and it is now driving me nuts. Will be taking it to the dealer ASAP!
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My 2010, 2012, 2013 150's all leaned. My 2015 SD also leans to the drivers side. Just the way it is.... Nothing is wrong with them.
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I have purchased 6 new fords in 25yrs. 150,250 and 350. They all had the lean. Its a shame that they lean and are with in spec.
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