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left tire sitting at an angle?

today i have noticed that my left front tire is sitting at an angle while the other one sits perfectly straight, the difference is quite noticeable

i need some help with this ....

has anyone had this problem before?

if so, whats causing it and how can i fix it?

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Recommend taking it to an alignment shop ASAP. Is it leaning in |---\ or out |---/ looking at it from the front of the truck?
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Yea get those tires aligned quick. You dont want to get premature wearing on one side of the tire.
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bad/worn out parts.

did you crank the t-bars?
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did you back up to park?

99.9% of the time the alignment is not to blame for this problem rather loose/worn parts.

customers come in the shop all the time complaining of this same thing thinking in there minds that a simple alignment is gonna cure there problem, wrong!
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did you back up to park?

99.9% of the time the alignment is not to blame for this problem rather loose/worn parts.

customers come in the shop all the time complaining of this same thing thinking in there minds that a simple alignment is gonna cure there problem, wrong!
shhh... my front end lowers itself when i back up. stupid TIB.
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check your balljoints. if you have a worn or broken upper balljoint it would cause the top of the tire to lean in.
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how do i tell if the ball joint is broken or worn?
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i have cranked my t bars
no, i did not back up to park (how would it make a difference?)


my tires look like this |----\
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If you cranked one bar alot more than the other it might cause this, but if it just started doing this more than likely somethings come lose on the upper control arm. Check the mounting ears where they attach to the frame and the bolts especially if you've had alignment cams installed. Otherwise, take it in to a shop and have them check it.
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Replace the upper and lower ball joints and get an alignment and you should be ok. Might as well do both sides while you are at it.
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how much does the ball joint replacement cost?
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can you replace the upper ball joint without replacing the whole upper control arm?
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can you replace the upper ball joint without replacing the whole upper control arm?
Depends on the year of the truck. Just do a search on upper ball joints. It's been a common topic for years.
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