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truck leans toward passsenger side?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98fourbangertaco, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    98fourbangertaco

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    i have reasently noticed that the rear of my truck is very very slightly leaning toward the passenger side, im assuming this means that my leafs are warn out? anybody else have the same issue?
     
  2. Jul 22, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    scocar

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    Common issue. I suggest searching for "Taco lean" and read up to your heart's content. All the heavy stuff is on the driver side. You, battery, gas tank. :)
     
  3. Jul 22, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    But his is leaning the OTHER other way. Not the taco lean way.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Yeah that's odd I'm leaning towards the driver side. your passenger side leaf pack must be shot.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    I suggest you inspect the rear end out very carefully on both sides, especially the shackles, I'm assuming that was part of your lift from what I know of Daystar. Look for anything worn or damaged. While looking at it have someone shake or move the vehicle up, down and sideways. On a level surface bounce the rear end up and down several times and let it settle then measure from the ground surface to the fender well across the center of the wheel. Measure both sides to see what the difference is, normally they should be within 1/16 inch +/- with the driver side the lowest and it will depend on how full your gas tank is. You may very well have a weak leaf spring set.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    I have seen this before !!! do you like to drive around looking for the BBW's cause that will do it
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    :rofl:
     
  8. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    Ooops, well I'm a douche for misreading your post. I missed the passenger part. I'll STFU now.

    How long has the shackle lift been on? They prematurely wear out leafs, from what I understand.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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  10. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Ditto.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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  12. Jul 22, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    well i figured it was a warn out passenger leaf but stangly enough it has leveled back out? i know it sounds really weird but i flexed it out to that side to the max on the rear on a mulch pile i was using as a ramp and then noticed it afterwards, i guess it just needed to settle who knows but its level now :) haha and bbw was deff not the the problem!!!!!!!
     
  13. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    Mine leans on the right also but it doesnt bother me cause it probably evens out when i get in.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    its really weird it seems to set perfectly level now
     
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