FRONT 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.

Front Suspension System
Symptom Suspected Area See page
Vehicle unstable Tires (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Front wheel alignment

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Rear wheel alignment

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Front hub bearing

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Rear hub bearing

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Front shock absorber with coil spring

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Rear shock absorber

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Rear coil spring

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Bottoming Vehicle (Overloaded) -
Front shock absorber with coil spring

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Rear shock absorber

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Rear coil spring

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Swaying/pitching Tires (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Front stabilizer bar

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Front shock absorber with coil spring

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Rear shock absorber

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Rear coil spring

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Front wheel shimmy Tires (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Wheels (Out of balance)

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Front wheel alignment

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Front suspension lower arm

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Front lower ball joint

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Front shock absorber with coil spring

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Front hub bearing

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Abnormal tire wear Tires (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Wheels (Out of balance)

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Front wheel alignment

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Rear wheel alignment

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Vehicle pull Tires (Worn or improperly inflated)

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Front wheel alignment

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Rear wheel alignment

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Brake (Dragging)

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Steering wheel (Off center)

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