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post #1 of 3 Old 07-09-2013, 04:34 AM Thread Starter Fanatic
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Rear driver's side sagging a little.

Noticed this morning that when looking at the rear of my truck from a distance it appears that the rear driver's side is sagging a little. I measured from the center of the wheel well on both sides to the top of the hub and it is just under 1 inch lower on the driver's side. Is it time for a set of leafs or considering the price of a pair of leafs or is something else going on? BTW all the tires are aired up the same.

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Hey TRod, noticed you didn't get a reply but wanted to chime in.

I had exactly the same problem as what you are describing. I measured from floor to bed on both sides and noticed that one of my sides sat lower than the other. I tried everything, even removed the bed bolts to slip a piece of rubber mat on the one side to bring it level.

One day I was just goofing around checking over the truck and realized that the reason my truck was sagging on one side was that I was missing half a leaf spring!

Went to the scrap dealer who charged $30 each side that I hacked off a 95 F350 (4 pack) so I have more heavy duty springs in the rear and is now sitting level.

Hope this helps.
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When I noticed my passenger side was sagging. I had a broken leaf spring hanger. The right rear was snapped right off. That was a joy to replace.. The a few weeks later my left top shock absorber hanger/mount broke as well.. Oh well, once I learned how to deal with the frame rivets on the leaf spring which took 2.5hrs. The shock mount took 20min. I put a bottle jack on the leafs and pumped up the ram between the frame and leafs. It pushed down the leafs so I could line the holes up with the new mount and frame
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