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    Wonky

    Dawn drove into the garage today and noticed the back drivers side of the truck is not level, so I put a level on the floor and that is spot on, measured from the floor to the wheel arch and it is an inch and a half lower, tyres are both fine had a quick look underneath and everything seemed fine, any ideas what I should be looking for
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    I had this with my mk2 pickup (coil Spring sat between a trailing arm axle) (like a golf) when I got it back from MOT

    Never found a conclusive answer but after a few miles it levelled itself out.

    Best guess was that one damper sucked in a bit of air whilst up on the ramp. Kept one side higher than the other for a while but soon leaked back out.

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    No coil spring on mk1 caddy pickup it's leaf springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Check the fronts
    Front is ok

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    No one

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    which floor (datum) are we referring to, the garage or the caddy bed?

    I assume its the garage floor obviously. Best guess I could take would be a mounting point/bush or a leaf spring. Its certainly possible the vehicle doesn't have matching leafs.

    Hope u sort it bud

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    Got a full tank of fuel? The weight might skew it a bit

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    Can the handbrake be pulling scewiff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandancer View Post
    No coil spring on mk1 caddy pickup it's leaf springs
    But they still have dampers / shock absorbers ?

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    No, it did not have a full tank of fuel
    No, the handbrake was not on
    The bushes are ok
    The leaf springs have been fitted for years and this wonky has just happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandancer View Post
    No, it did not have a full tank of fuel
    No, the handbrake was not on
    The bushes are ok
    The leaf springs have been fitted for years and this wonky has just happened
    Tyres inflated lol

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    The front was definitely on level ground?
    That's not gonna happen though, coz your a prick! And I'll stay here just to annoy the fuck out of you.

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    Has Dawn over-indulged over Christmas ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_T View Post
    The front was definitely on level ground?
    New garage and its level

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    Has Dawn over-indulged over Christmas ?
    No that would be both the tyres LOL

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    If you're happy that all the suspension and bushes are good, the grounds level, tyres are correctly inflated and theres not a couple of bags of sand in the back then the only thing left is bent or rotten chassis
    That's not gonna happen though, coz your a prick! And I'll stay here just to annoy the fuck out of you.

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    What about measuring from the floor till say the centre of the wheel?

    Rear damper failed on one side? are they both the same length?

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    The thing that bothers me is that if it's down on one rear corner then the opposite side front has to be high. We're happy that the front is set correctly and level and the other rear corner is at the correct height, so the wonkyness has to be absorbed by the body somehow
    That's not gonna happen though, coz your a prick! And I'll stay here just to annoy the fuck out of you.

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    This sounds SO similar to when this happened with mine !

    Have you checked the rear dampers ? Just unbolt them from the axle and see if it sits level without the dampers...

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