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Old 10-05-2010, 11:15 AM
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Question Front end sagging 2002

Hi,
new guy here, the front end of my 2002 4.0 FX4 sags about 3in lower than the rear. I am looking for a remedy to level my truck out. My truck has about 100k on the original suspension and I was also wondering if this was a sign I need to replace some stuff ? Any ideas ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:17 AM
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Do you have coils or torsion bars?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Front end sagging 2002

Coils sorry if I did not provide enough info
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: Front end sagging 2002

Look up some coil spacers on ebay or your local auto parts store if you want to level it
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Front end sagging 2002

Looked up some coil spacers, is this what I am looking for ? Thanks for the help
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:29 AM
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I believe so, As long as it is suited for your truck specifically. Is your truck 4wd?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:34 AM
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Question Re: Front end sagging 2002

Cool yea I know the years on the link aren't what I need, but was just trying to get on the right path. A question I have as kind of a follow up is, (maybe I should make another post im not sure, if I should please let me know. I still don't know all the fordetiquette on here.) How do you know when your suspension needs replacement ? All I know is the hand me down trick of seeing how long it bounces when you push on it. This trick is probably grossly inaccurate and misinformed. Any better ways to tell ?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:37 AM
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I believe so, As long as it is suited for your truck specifically. Is your truck 4wd?
Sorry missed the last question, yes it is 4wd.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:45 AM
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Yuo could post another thread to make that question more noticeable
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:53 PM
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Other than spacers, the only thing that will fix suspension sag is new springs. If yours are set up like a RWD truck, they aren't that bad to change. Just drop the lower control arm (which you will have to do to install spacers). Just make sure you have a jack underneath to prevent the arm from just dropping and it will help in bringing the arm back up when putting it back together.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Front end sagging 2002

Someone remind me how a '02 Fx4 has coil springs??






Andy...take a peek at this link: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...sion-bars.html
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:01 PM
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He said its an FX4...he's got torsion bars...do a torsion bar crank...search the' how to's' for the how to
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: Front end sagging 2002

That's what I though but din't want to argue with the OP about it.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:30 PM
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He said its an FX4...he's got torsion bars...do a torsion bar crank...search the' how to's' for the how to
I will look into this and hopefully get on it this weekend, sorry for the misinformation at first , I am trying to learn as fast as I can let me be frank in saying I am very new to truck maintenance. Again thank you for all the help!
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