SUSPENSION SYSTEM (for 2WD) PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

Tech Tips

Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem symptom. The potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.

Suspension system
Symptom Suspected Area See page
Bottoming out Vehicle (overloaded) -
Front coil spring (weak)

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Rear coil spring (weak)

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Front shock absorber (worn)

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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with front shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with rear shock absorber (worn)

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Vehicle tilts Tire (worn or improperly inflated)

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Front stabilizer bar (bent or broken)

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Rear stabilizer bar (bent or broken)

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Front shock absorber (worn)

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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with front shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with rear shock absorber (worn)

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Wheel shimmy Tire (worn or improperly inflated)

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Wheel (out of balance)

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Front shock absorber (worn)

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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with front shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with rear shock absorber (worn)

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Front wheel alignment (incorrect)

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Rear wheel alignment (incorrect)

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Front upper ball joint (worn)

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Front lower ball joint (worn)

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Rear upper ball joint (worn)

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Rear lower ball joint (worn)

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Toe control link ball joint (worn)

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Front hub bearing (worn)

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Rear hub bearing (worn)

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Steering link assembly (out of adjustment) -
Abnormal tire wear Tire (worn or improperly inflated)

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Front wheel alignment (incorrect)

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Rear wheel alignment (incorrect)

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Front shock absorber (worn)

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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with front shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with rear shock absorber (worn)

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Suspension parts (worn) -
Vehicle sways Tire (worn or improperly inflated)

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Front wheel alignment (incorrect)

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Rear wheel alignment (incorrect)

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Front hub bearing (worn)

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Rear hub bearing (worn)

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Front shock absorber (worn)

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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with front shock absorber (worn)

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Pneumatic cylinder with rear shock absorber (worn)

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