I don't really have that great of an eye. My wife said it was riding
funny, almost left rear low. So I parked it on level ground and used my
hands as measurers. The left rear is in fact slightly low.
Years ago, I took a 91 Explorer to get an alignment and they told me that
they couldn't align it becuase they don't make a shim kit that large.
After talking to the Mgr, he told me to replace the spring on the right
front and all should be well. I questioned why and we walked out to the
vehicle and he told me to put my fist vertically on top of the tire and shim
it with my other hand until it touches the body of the vehicle. Then he
told me not to reposition my hands, but to transfer them to the other side
exactly as I have them, and sure enough they wouldn't fit under the wheel
well. I replaced the spring and all problems were solved. It aligned
beautifully. And BTW, I replaced the spring myself, I didn't pay them to
do it. So it wasn't a money maker for them. I know those tricks.
I just didn't know if leaf springs could sag.
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