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Sloppy rear end

 
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:48 PM
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Sloppy rear end

I have an 08 f150 rwd and when I do 60mph or more and there is the slightest bump my rear end wants to slid out on me.
In some cases it is really bad and will freak you out. I checked everything and it all seems tight. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:34 PM
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How are your shock absorbers and alignment? Tires and tire pressure?
 
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Inspect the rear suspension very carefully. Something is either broken or loose. It could be very dangerous.
 
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It almost sounds like your u brackets are loose.

I betcha it is crab walking if you have someone watching you from the back or front.
 
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It did it with my old shocks too. Just put new ones on. Put new tires on even different tires and still. Just got aligned again.
 
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I'll have to check it out. I know they are tight but I will check again
 
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Sounds like the shop that "aligned" it for you doesn't know anything.

There IS something wrong.

I would take your truck to a dedicated spring/frame shop. They WILL be able to fix it, instead of you horsing around with it.
 
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You could take some measurements, hub-to-hub, to check if your rear end is the same distance from the fronts (wheelbase) on both sides.
 
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Yeah I will definitely do that.
 
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I just checked and it's the same front and back. Could this be due to a worn leaf spring or bushing
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:09 PM
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Sure, that's very possible. Take it to a pro if you can't figure it out.
 
 


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