Truck Sitting Uneven

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bob, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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
     
  2. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    A shock will not affect ride height. You probably have a spring problem.
     
  4. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    I forgot to add that to my reply
     
  5. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  6. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
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    may be a stupid question... but is your tire low?
     
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    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!
     
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ok. Where do I get this kit? And how hard is it to install? The tire pressure is fine.
     
  10. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
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    he's gotta be pulling your leg lol...
     

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