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Old 06-18-2010, 03:31 PM
Ibicycle Ibicycle is offline
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Default rear suspension problems

My 99 Ranger Sport is a salvage title truck that I got a really good price on so I don't expect it to drive like a new truck or anything, but I am hoping to get a few good years of use out of it (as a second vehicle). I recently spent a bunch of money on new ball joints for the front end and it had new tires and shocks, but now I am bitching about the rear end ride. When I hit a small bump in the highway it bounces repeatedly and kind of jumps of to one side or another. Not like loosing control, but seems pretty excessive. I think I have like 35psi in the tires and have had them balanced and checked twice. Tire shop has also checked twice to make sure rims are not bent, but it still kind of feels shaky driving. I am not a auto mechanic (obviously). What else can be wrong? Leaf spring bushings? How do you tell if they are bad?
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: rear suspension problems

I have a 97 and when I hit decent bumps the rear seems to jump to the side also. I think its just because the rear end is so light. I have read somewhere that the rear drums can become unbalanced and cause vibration.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: rear suspension problems

Wheel hop is normal for trucks because of the suspension design. It normally doesn't do that on straight aways though. Check out your suspension parts and see if there are some worn out bushings, a broken hanger, or shackel under neath. The latter two are known to rust out over time and there are parts available to replace them at auto parts stores.
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