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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ArrowheadK5, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

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    I just (?!) noticed that my truck sits a little crooked. I thought it was just my weird driveway, but now I see the bumper is not parallel with the front axle. It's dark right now, so I didn't get a real good look, but there was nothing obviously wrong. Any ideas? Broken spring? any insight welcome.

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    how far off does it look, if it is a little do you have a spare and is it on the same side that is leaning to??????? just my 2 cents hope that it helps-mike
     
  3. ArrowheadK5

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    Yeah, have a spare: it's leaning on a tree about 20 ft away! [​IMG]
    I probly should mention this is an 87 k20.
    Could a spare really make your truck lean?

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    Check your spring bushings and shackles. My spring bushings are shot (again) and the truck leans to the right now...plus I believe that the frame is bent slightly, that doesn't help. Also, you sure you don't have a low tire??
     
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    i'm not sure if anyone mentioned this but what about body mounts? they can wear out and smash into soft pieces of rubber. Check those. Check the leaves in your spring packs. air pressure. Gotta eliminate every easy thing before you find out its your frame.
    That's just my two cents. I don't know nothing.
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  6. ArrowheadK5

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    Sorry, could you define spring shackles? Are they the "strap" looking things that wrap around?
    Thanks, still learnin'!

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    the shackles are the two pieces of metal that are on either side of either end of the spring. they are what the bolt goes through at either end of the spring to there is four all together. two front two rear.

    and dont worry if the axle isnt level with the frame i doubt its a low tire. unless it was flat

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by TorkDSR on 01/11/02 12:29 AM.</FONT></P>
     

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