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Passenger side lean?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Maine_Tacoma13, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Jul 10, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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    Maine_Tacoma13

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    Stepping out the other day and noticed I had a slight “lean” but it was on the passenger side, not drivers side. Any idea what could cause this?

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  2. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    Well first things first, check tire pressures,, I know dumb statement, but be sure.. Next check the right rear leaf spring and shackles. If all looks OK go up to the front and check coil spring..Make sure ground is level ?? Let us know !
     
  3. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:04 AM
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    Sorry for the dumb question - but what exactly would I be looking for? I'm not one who has a lot of knowledge on vehicles and their workings. I thought about bringing it to a shop to have it be looked at but if I can identify something by looking i'd prefer to go that route.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    Look at the left side spring and shackle see if it all looks the same as the right side. Do the same with the right front coil spring, let me know what you see !!! If any spring or coil is broken or shackle is bent you found your problem..
     
  5. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:18 AM
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    Nothing really seems to different from what I can see. Right side should be first pic

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  6. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    Compare everything suspension related to the other side. Spot the not. Break out the tape measure even.
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    I suggest measuring the height of both sides using a tape measure as opposed to just eyeing it. Also, at the risk of asking the obvious, did you check it again on level ground and with nothing heavy inside? How much gasoline was in the tank? Just throwing things out there.
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    Ck where the leaf springs are joined together at the axle. make sure there are no cracks in any of the leafs. Did u try moving the truck to known true flat surface to be 100 % sure ground is not the problem ???
     
  9. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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    I did not but I will do that later.
     
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    Did you tell your girl to hop out before taking the pic? :rofl:
     
  11. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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    LMAO, if I said that I wouldn't have had a pic cause I'd be dead!
     
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    OK keep me posted !!!!
     
  13. Jul 10, 2020 at 9:03 AM
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    My knee jerk is to say it's just uneven ground because you are in a dirt parking lot after all. Even if it looks level, it probably isn't. I would go to a level, paved area and see if it's still leaning.
     
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    Or if the truck is still in the same spot, 180 it and see if it's the same
     
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    agreed. Pull it in to a garage or parking structure to see if the lean is still there. Gas stations are usually a good option but not perfect. Measure center of hub straight up to fender on either side and compare measurements.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    Ditto. If the OP doesnt have "knowledge on vehicles and their workings" checking the vehicle on a level ground would be the easiest place to start for the OP.
     
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