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Old 07-13-2014, 09:10   #1 (permalink)
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1997 F250 5.4L EXT Cab is leaning in the front left?

Alright so, my F250 is leaning in the front corner, i'm not that much mechanically inclined.. so I have no idea whats wrong.

My front left shock where its leaning is leaking, so that is going to be changed today but someone told me shocks don't make the entire truck lean in the front left... so that won't fix the 'leaning' problem. (and no the torsion bar is not snapped in half, I checked and I also would have heard it.)

I posted 3 pictures, 1 of the truck its self, you can tell how much its leaning, one of the wheel on the left and one on the wheel on the right.

You can tell which ones leaning to one side lol.
NOTE - Remember these pictures are with a broken shock in the front.. I am replacing it today.


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Here is the truck, from a distance you can see it lean really clearly.


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Here is the RIGHT wheel that isn't leaning...


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Here is the LEFT wheel that IS leaning...


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Honestly don't know what to do besides I guess bringing it to a mechanics on my next day off..

I'm not that mechanically inclined, just know how to change a tire, shock and oil lol. Not too familiar with the suspension part of vehicles.
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Re: 1997 F250 5.4L EXT Cab is leaning in the front left?

I'd check the torsion bar mounting. You're right, the shock won't have an affect on the level.
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Re: 1997 F250 5.4L EXT Cab is leaning in the front left?

Alright, I'll give it a check when I really lift up the truck to change the shock..

hoping its not a expensive fix, if something cracked then I can just weld it back into place but im hoping I don't have to spend 200+$ to fix it lol
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Re: 1997 F250 5.4L EXT Cab is leaning in the front left?

Slightly bent torsion rod.

Didn't know a slightly bent torsion rod could make it lean but I guess thats the case!

So what are my next steps? Whats a new one gunna cost me?
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Re: 1997 F250 5.4L EXT Cab is leaning in the front left?

You can get a used one from a wrecking yard. Get the spring code from the door sticker. Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market

Here's how it's done. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/rep...00c152801e5907
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