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bob
03-04-2009, 07:28 PM
My 2002 Chevy 2500HD is sitting uneven. The drivers side sits lower. I measured from the bottom of the front bumper to the ground and it sits an inch lower. I'm thinking that the drivers side front shock might be worn out. I don't see any oil leaking and I think the trucks too big for me to push down on the bumper to see how it bounces back. Any ideas? thanks

4.3mudder
03-04-2009, 07:35 PM
I think if the shock was worn you could tell driving down the road that it tends to jump up and down a lot more continuously. usually going over bumps and pot holes and so forth you can tell. I have noticed that on certian vehicles.

punt66
03-04-2009, 07:37 PM
My 2002 Chevy 2500HD is sitting uneven. The drivers side sits lower. I measured from the bottom of the front bumper to the ground and it sits an inch lower. I'm thinking that the drivers side front shock might be worn out. I don't see any oil leaking and I think the trucks too big for me to push down on the bumper to see how it bounces back. Any ideas? thanks

A shock will not affect ride height. You probably have a spring problem.

4.3mudder
03-04-2009, 07:49 PM
A shock will not affect ride height. You probably have a spring problem.

I forgot to add that to my reply

SimonCX
03-04-2009, 10:21 PM
Sounds like one torsion bar is turned up more then the other or worn. Usually if shocks go bad you will get a harsh ride and the tires will get chewed up really quick. Check the torsion bar adj bolts sounds like that might be the problem.

Chop Stuff Up
03-05-2009, 06:50 AM
may be a stupid question... but is your tire low?

bob
03-05-2009, 10:59 AM
may be a stupid question... but is your tire low?


I don't think thats a stupid question. I'm pretty up on checking my tire pressure , but maybe I picked up a nail. I'll go check.

KrayzKajun
03-05-2009, 11:18 AM
thts common! its called the chevy lean!
almost all chevy trucks have one side tht sits a tad bit lower than the other!!
they make a 1/2" spacer to fix it!

bob
03-05-2009, 12:17 PM
thts common! its called the chevy lean!
almost all chevy trucks have one side tht sits a tad bit lower than the other!!
they make a 1/2" spacer to fix it!

Ok. Where do I get this kit? And how hard is it to install? The tire pressure is fine.

Chop Stuff Up
03-11-2009, 06:54 AM
he's gotta be pulling your leg lol...