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My wifes 2000 Durango has a pretty noticeable lean to it. I haven't measured it, but I'd guess a 2" difference between the drivers and passenger side. What would cause this and how do I fix it?
 

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Hopefully you can level it with torsion bar adj. Did you get the BJ's done yet?
 

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B1G BLEU said:
Hopefully you can level it with torsion bar adj. Did you get the BJ's done yet?
What?!?! A lean from left to right cannot be fixed by a torsion bar adjustment, that can cause all kinds of alignment problems!! I would suggest taking the durango in for a diagnostic on the suspension too find the problem.
 

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Does it lean more in the front or rear. You may need to use a tape measure to determine which has a larger differance. If it is in the rear, compare the leaf spring arc, and look for any damage or missing spring pack bands. If in the front, inspect and compare everything, possible bent control arms, or even damaged sway bars (front or rear). You may want to find an alignment shop (not a tire shop, but someone who specializes in alignments) to get in there and check it out. I've need an alignment specialist a few times, and it's usually pretty reaonable, unless you need to replace major parts, then costs go up.

Just my 2¢.
 

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B1G BLEU said:
Hopefully you can level it with torsion bar adj. Did you get the BJ's done yet?
Yeah the Ball joints were replaced by Dodge. I'll also look to see if the front or rear is leaning more. Guess I'll be looking for a good truck shop.
 

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durangokid98 , are you aware you can lower/raise the front ~2" independently from left to right? I'm not suggesting he do that, maybe that's what his problem is.

NT, they gave it back to you leaning like that?
 

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I had an 83 coupe deville (RWD) that the right front looked lower than the left. I had new springs put in, rode better but still listing. I think the woman wedged the car under a truck or something and the whole front just bent down a bit.
I dont see too many leaning cars, I'm surprised they didn't suggest a repair.
 

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I'm going to take it a local truck shop and see what they have to say about it, I just hope nothings bent or broken.
 

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Well I fixed my problem. Thanks Big Bleu!! Turns out the passenger side torsion bar was way out of adjustment. Cranked it down a bit, now its sitting pretty.
 

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man o man, what the he!! was the dealer doing adjusting the torsion bars? Beware idiot dealer repair shops.
 

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man o man, what the he!! was the dealer doing adjusting the torsion bars? Beware idiot dealer repair shops.
It wasn't the dealer, we bought it used that way. We just didn't notice till later. We think that the previous owner did some mudding in it and was looking for the easy lift. Maybe he/she just didn't know what the hell they were doing. Either way, I'm glad that it was an easy fix, and nothing is broke.
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Your welcome NT, glad I could help.
 

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I was going to suggest he measure the height difference with his wife "OUT" of the truck. A 700 lb wife could account for 2" of drop :ylsuper:
 

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I was going to suggest he measure the height difference with his wife "OUT" of the truck. A 700 lb wife could account for 2" of drop :ylsuper:
:nutkick: there is a slap for ya... :WHT:
 

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Dude,

That is cold.
 

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I was going to suggest he measure the height difference with his wife "OUT" of the truck. A 700 lb wife could account for 2" of drop :ylsuper:
Geez man, nothing like cuttin to the chase... lol We bought the D to haul the kids, not the wife, and yeah I measured it empty.
 

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huh?
 
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