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Old 07-27-2015, 10:53 PM   #1
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Leaning suspension

Bought this $400 beater a couple months ago and I've noticed it leans to the driver side. So I put new to me good used struts on all four corners and it still leans. Has a clean title doesn't seem to have been in a wreck nothing looks bent. So any ideas to why it might be leaning. The suspect seems to look like the driver rear to me. Excuse the rims and monster truck tires.




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Old 07-28-2015, 07:27 AM   #2
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You gotta back up and take front and rear view pics. I don't really see what you are talking about.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:10 PM   #3
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:11 PM   #4
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Have you check the springs to make sure one is not causing the lean?
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:30 PM   #5
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I had this problem in my old cb, never could figure out why it lean on the drivers wheel...

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Old 07-29-2015, 09:26 AM   #6
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Have you check the springs to make sure one is not causing the lean?
Yeah I've put on different strut and springs. I've even taken the springs off the strut and switched side to side. Still leans to driver side. Could bad ball joint or bushing cause this? I'm stumped.
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Bent / twisted chassis perhaps.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:04 PM   #8
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You can check your trailing arms. I had one break on me once from rust and one side dropped til the tire was tucking. It used to creak for a while before that when backing out. Check for bends, kinks, rust, in the subframe and arms too
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You can check your trailing arms. I had one break on me once from rust and one side dropped til the tire was tucking. It used to creak for a while before that when backing out. Check for bends, kinks, rust, in the subframe and arms too

Hopefully I have some time today to check it out. Didn't even think about rust being a factor. Surprisingly for having being in snowy winters it's whole car life there isn't must rust beside that passenger rear wheelwell.
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Bent / twisted chassis perhaps.
Yeah maybe it's worth taking it to a body shop and have them take a look at it.
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Yeah I've put on different strut and springs. I've even taken the springs off the strut and switched side to side. Still leans to driver side. Could bad ball joint or bushing cause this? I'm stumped.
Did you switch springs both front and rear? I think every Accord I've owned has had the front springs break at the bottom coil. If the rear springs are stock and they still have the plastic covers on the upper coils, remove them and see if the coils are rusted (just took the originals off my 90, very rusty!).
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Did you switch springs both front and rear? I think every Accord I've owned has had the front springs break at the bottom coil. If the rear springs are stock and they still have the plastic covers on the upper coils, remove them and see if the coils are rusted (just took the originals off my 90, very rusty!).
Yeah all four with different struts and springs. Then switched springs from right to left still leaned. Nothing looks bent or rusted suspension wise. So I guess next step is body shop to see if they can tell if the chassis is twisted or bent some how.
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Are the struts gas charged? If one has lost its charge, it may lean to that side.

It is a longshot, but the control arm mounting bolts are supposed to be tightened with weight on the suspension. If some were tightened when the car was raised (suspension hanging down), it might contribute.

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