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Old 04-16-2011, 03:04 PM
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94 F-150 Drivers side front lean

My son purchased a 1994 F-150 and the front driver side sags. It sits almost two inches lower than the right. I am not much of a front end guy. Is this a week or broken coil? Shock? Any ideas? Also it has the I6 engine.

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My son purchased a 1994 F-150 and the front driver side sags. It sits almost two inches lower than the right. I am not much of a front end guy. Is this a week or broken coil? Shock? Any ideas? Also it has the I6 engine.

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Probably a coil or coil perch which is attached to the frame. Common issue with these older girls. Compare the passenger side frame/coil/coil perch with the drivers side, and see what doesnt look similar. doubt it's the shock, that doesnt support any weight. Mine sagged on the passenger side, and I found the coil perch was partially ripped/rusted away, and was "pitching" forward, which caused the front to drop. Don't let it go to long without repair though....if that perch breaks away, it wont be good.
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Thanks Flareside. Son is going to bring it back over in the morning and we will jack it up and take a look. Truck has 203000 miles on it. Told him we might as well look at replacing the entire front end. Anything else to look aout for?

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I'd check the whole frame, pay attention to radius arm brackets.
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While your at it, check the rear springs hangers. These too are prone to rust quicker than the frame, and are not really a big deal to replace (Ford dealerships carry replacement hangers/ perches because of this) If you can find a competent repair shop they can cut (the hangers and perches are rivited to the frame) and replace a set in under 3 hours. As edge said, check the Radius arm bushings, they tend to "clunk" when worn. And the usual, ball joints etc. Another thing to take a peek at is the pivot bushing that ties (pivots) the left and right front axle halfs together.
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