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Sagging left rear corner on '99 XLT Flairside

This seems like a common problem as I have seen quite a few Rangers like this. What causes it? Im thinking the extra weight of the gas tank on the left side...could that be it?

What's the fix for this? New leaves in the back? Would cranking the torsion bar on the driver's side do anything for me?

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It happens for all different reasons. Like you said, the gas tank is on that side, you ride on that side, maybe you make allot of hard right turns, who knows. Take it to a spring shop and they will get it fixed up. I just had my truck springs re-arched and added a leaf, they are good as new, actually better. FYI though it costs about 150 bucks......
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re-arching a spring is only a tempory fix.....it will be back like it was before you know it........probably would be better off to get a new spring pack.....because the steel in your springs has weakend....
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^^^ I have re-arched springs for allot of trucks for allot of years, along with adding a leaf or 2, I have never had a problem and I tow allot of heavy things........
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the re-arching i have done has led to the spring busting....just from experience......there are differences sometimes...
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the re-arching i have done has led to the spring busting....just from experience......there are differences sometimes...
Probably right, i am sure every instance is different, but I would say its worth a shot for them to try this, I think it would be cheaper than the alternative, dont you?
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not really you could probably pick up both side leaf springs from a junk yard for less than $150...
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make sure the rear hanger and shackle is ok. mine rusted out on my splash causeing it to sag
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