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post #1 of 18 Old 10-15-2011, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Cab mount replacement...

So attached are pictures of my problem.
Driver's side of cab is high, and passenger side is low.



I've already replaced the front springs, which greatly improved the cab condition, but there is still a noticeable tilt to the passenger side.


It looks to me like the driver's side mounts have been replaced semi-recently when compared to the passenger side.
Driver's side:

Passenger's side:


I am looking for a step-by-step plan to replace to passenger side (maybe just do all of them at one go) but am coming up empty-handed so far in my search of the intertubes. I will create a video of this job and post on youtube once I figure out how I am going to go about it.

Any and all help would be much appreciated. )
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My truck does the same exact thing... the drivers side sits normal but the passenger side sits so low its ugly and looks like it has downs-syndrome.

I think my issue is my springs are bad though... think they are just sagging from being old (super-lift springs...). Would be nice if it was a cab mount tho.. they are cheap.
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They look about the same age to me; the right one doesn't look way drier or anything. Just looks more compressed. And maybe it's just me, but it looks like there's more threads sticking out on the stud on the right side, which makes me think that one was just tightened more than the other one; if that's possible, that would explain the lopsided cab.
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Perhaps the springs on his truck are shot like mine are?
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Here's a pretty good "how to" article to replace cab mounts. It's on an older body style but will work just the same.

IDI Body Mount Replacement - Oilburners.net

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@85_305, notice in my original post I say that I have already replaced the front leaf springs? Notice the old ones sitting in the bed of the truck.

@Madpogue, good call on the number of threads showing on the mounts, will check that out tomorrow. Actually the passenger side do appear to be dried out as well as more compressed. They are a rough gray hue whereas the driver's side are a shiny black one still. The dust and dirt (that I should have cleaned before taking photos) sort of obscures this.

@TJL, the mount access is different on this body style. No need to work inside the cab like in that link.

From what I gather there are three mounts per side. So do I find a spot on the underside of the cab after loosening all the mounts to jack the cab up? (will probably use a big peice of 2x4 to spread the weight so as not to damage the cab).

Thanks a butt ton.
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Maybe it has to do with the dent on the bed on the driver's side? Did it tweak your bed?


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@fordpwrstroke7, no, the bed is straight. Triple checked that with more than one set of eyes.

So I took the tire iron (it fits the nuts on the mounts) and discovered that the entire assembly spins... how do I access the upper nut or bolt head? Am I going to have to attack it through the upholstery afterall? S
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Well looks like it isn't the cab mounts... I am thinking something is going on with the passenger side wheel assembly or axle. Verified it was not a twisted bed with a tape measure.
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