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post #21 of 130 (permalink) Old 06-20-2015, 11:26 AM
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Two possible causes: weak leaf springs or the drivers side suspension wasn't at the resting position when the leaf spring shackle bolts were tightened.

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Some other thread said that a guy ordered one and one of the wheels was a 17" instead of 18" . I'm sure you checked, but just a suggestion to see.
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Just put your mother-in-law in the right rear passenger seat. Solves multiple issues on the Twins

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Anyone remember the '72-75 Novas? What were they F bodies or Omega bodies or something, but they were slightly askew. Looked like they were always ready to make a right turn going straight. GM admitted the problem, but couldn't or wouldn't fix it.

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Maybe someone hit you and drove off, check your vehicle for other signs of damage underneath the truck too.
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Various measurements should make the source of the lean clear.

First, make sure you're parked on reasonably level ground. Second, make sure your tire pressure is equal for all tires.

Measure from the bottom of the leaf spring to the ground. I would be surprised if there's any difference here, assuming your'e on level ground and your tire pressure is the same.

Then measure from the top of the spring to the bump stop (i haven't looked on my truck, but it's probably a big rubber block on the bottom of the frame, above the leaf spring). If there's a difference, then one of your springs is more compressed than the other. This could be because of a weight differential, defective leaf spring, or a shackle bolt that was over-tightened and is thus limiting movement.

If there's no difference, then measure from the top of the frame to the body at the same point on both sides. The only difference should be the thickness of the body mounts.

If there's no difference after all of the above, then your body or frame must be tweaked somehow.
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i have a 2015 f150 screw shortbed with fx4 suspension, with the 36 gallon fuel tank. When the truck is empty the truck will sit about 1" higher on the passenger side. When its full down to 1/4 it appers to be level. After 1/4 you can sorta tell. Thats probly the way they all are now. the issue never appeard on most 90's vehicles because there was no saftey concern for having the gas tank at the rear of the vehicle.
Only way to fix it properly is to get some sort of auto leveling air suspension like dodge has. Might solve the issue. I wanted a colorado but didnt come with a v8 so i jumped ship. I just felt they made the fenders on the colorado to big which threw of the mid size proportions+ no v8.
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Just a quick note to say that they sent it to the body shop, and they did make an "adjustment to the bed". So now with a full tank of gas the difference is 3/8" from their measuring point (i do not have the technical info in front of me). When I run the fuel out of the tank it should be level according to the Service Manager. Sorry I could not get more specific I do not have the information in front of me. Will update once I get a empty tank.
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I just got my new truck last week and it is lower on the drivers side. I also remember the same thing on the Colorado I test drove a few months back. I have a full tank of gas too and it still leans. I put a level across the tailgate and the bubble is 1/2 outside of being centered. I'll call the dealer Monday.
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I just got my new truck last week and it is lower on the drivers side. I also remember the same thing on the Colorado I test drove a few months back. I have a full tank of gas too and it still leans. I put a level across the tailgate and the bubble is 1/2 outside of being centered. I'll call the dealer Monday.
I found this for a 2014 Silverado. I'll share this with the dealer.
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Does your colorado lean to driver's side?

My 2015 Colorado sits almost an inch lower on the driver's side. Although it probably doesn't cause any real issues it is enough that I feel it when I drive. Is there any adjustment in the suspension that would allow me to eliminate this lean? Does anyone else's truck do this?

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Yes. My truck is 265 lbs heavier on the driver side
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My 2015 Colorado sits almost an inch lower on the driver's side. Although it probably doesn't cause any real issues it is enough that I feel it when I drive. Is there any adjustment in the suspension that would allow me to eliminate this lean? Does anyone else's truck do this?
If you are measuring ground to fenders, then it is meaningless. There is a lot of tolerance stack up in a non adjustable suspension height setup anyway. The alignment is still correct when it left the factory. You should have it checked after 10k miles. The suspension will settle and change during that period. The fuel tank is on the left side. I doubt they bother to add a weight to the truck (almost empty tank) when the initial alignment is done.

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Gas tank is on the drivers side. 20 gals of gas weighs in around that much.

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Be careful when measuring side to side, it could be your location. I've notice my truck looks off level in some parking spots, and level in other spots. I've noticed this on most of my trucks... its a truck thing
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