REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

Tech Tips

Use the table below to help determine the cause of problem symptoms. If multiple suspected areas are listed, 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.

Rear Suspension System
Symptom Suspected Area See page
Wander/pulls Tire (worn or improperly inflated)

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Wheel alignment (incorrect)

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Rear axle shaft (worn)

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Suspension parts (worn) -
Bottoming Vehicle (overloaded) -
Rear coil spring (weak)

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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Sways/pitches Tire (worn or improperly inflated)

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Stabilizer bar (bent or broken) -
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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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Rear axle shaft (loose or worn)

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Abnormal tire wear Tire (improperly inflated)

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Rear shock absorber (worn)

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Suspension parts (worn) -