Driver side frame 1/2 lower

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  1. Bubbabiker

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    I've added shims like this to Datsun, Nissan, Toyota's, GM, and Ford pickups to correct the lean. Typically after 4 or 5 years of use it becomes more pronounced.
     
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    Will they warranty this? Does this happen in xx% of trucks? What recourse do I have?
     
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    a full/empty fuel tank shouldn't sag one side of the car by that much more than the other side. Something like this shouldn't be a known problem. Its a manufacturing flaw that should be known and fixed. I would say its a serious safety issue that would upset the balance of the vehicle.
     
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    I agree, it’s pretty obvious...
     
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    So has anybody else noticed this issue with their Ranger or is it isolated thus far?
     
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    How did you figure that out ?
     
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    Yeah I should go look at the ones on the lot. Going to dealership on Tuesday
     
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    I've measured 6 Rangers so far and all have of them have a sideways lean.
     
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    I checked mine lastnight. Leans 3/4" or so towards drivers side. Full tank, properly set tire pressure.
     
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    When looking at the truck from the rear the front of the bed was parallel to the rear window but the left rear of the bed had drooped down and the bumper was even with the rear bed. Dealer called me 1 hour later said its fixed. When I got it they had put 7/8 inch washers between frame and bed mount on left rear. I flipped out,so they sent it to a frame shop and straightened the LR rail. About a week later I pulled my boat with it and it drooped right back to where was. They straightened it again an added a nice fabricated bolt in frame cross member and the problem never came back. Lemon laws back then weren't very good. Carriers go easy on tie downs now or they use straps that grab the tire.
     
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    Hi Gavin,

    Okay...this is really weird. First, measure the height between the top of the rear axle and the bottom of the frame on both sides. Then measure the height from the floor to the bottom of the rear axle tube. If the floor to axle is the same but the frame to axle is smaller on the left...Need to investigate a suspension issue of some type. This assumes the pickup box is completely empty...no aftermarket adds like tool box with air compressor added. Clearly this vehicle should visit the dealership for investigation, and if they are not able to diagnose, then demand the Ford district rep visit your vehicle....Sum Ting Wong....

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    I just measured mine at the front of the front doors, and the driver side is about 1/2" lower than the passenger side.
     
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    Ok, I measured this. The rear axle to frame is different.

    Left rear
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    Right rear
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    Axle to ground is the same on both sides-

    upload_2019-4-16_7-40-8.jpeg

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    Tire pressure 45 psi all around
     
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    I measured mine last night at the front of the front doors - the drivers side was 1/2" lower than the passenger side. Tires are all inflated at 30psi cold.

    I don't notice a lean, but I haven't looked that close either. Very odd.
     
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