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Bent axle??

Is it possible for my rear axle to be bent?
when i look at the rear of the truck, it almost looks like if it needed an alligment (i know i can't get it alligned) one of the wheels looks a little bit crooked, is it just me?
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Put the rear up on jackstands, put it in drive and watch the wheels. If you have a bent axle you'll see. It is possible.
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I believe the truck would have a terrible wobble to it when you drive it if it was bent... I know I one time broke a axel on a small car (daewoo lanos haha). I'm not sure if they can really bend.. of it they just shatter like the one I broke did... I guess the car can't hit storm drains without the covers on them :/
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I believe the truck would have a terrible wobble to it when you drive it if it was bent... I know I one time broke a axel on a small car (daewoo lanos haha). I'm not sure if they can really bend.. of it they just shatter like the one I broke did... I guess the car can't hit storm drains without the covers on them :/
Some will wobble like the dickens and some won't. Drove an exploder with a bent axle shaft 45 miles at 65 mph and never even felt the wobble in the floor or the seat, but watched that tire wobble in the mirror for the whole trip.
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got the rear on jackstands and the wheels don't wobble or anything, i don't feel anything when i drive the truck, it's when the truck is parked and i look at it when i see the left rear wheel crooked, like +.5 deg camber, i may take it to an alligment shop just to check it (i know is not adjustable but at least they'll be able to tell me if it's crooked or not)
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