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
Bottoming out Vehicle (Overloaded) -
Coil spring (Weak)

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Shock absorber with coil spring (Worn)

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Sways/pitches Tire (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Stabilizer bar (Bent or broken)

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Shock absorber with coil spring (Worn)

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Rear wheel shimmy Tire (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Wheel (Out of balance)

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Shock absorber with coil spring (Worn)

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Rear wheel alignment (Incorrect)

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Hub bearing (Worn)

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Abnormal tire wear Tire (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Rear wheel alignment (Incorrect)

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Hub bearing (Worn)

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Shock absorber with coil spring (Worn)

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Vehicle pull Tire (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Rear wheel alignment (Incorrect)

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