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Old 06-19-2007
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when i get my jack back and exchange it at Sears i will....


ill have to air down the NIttos too.. hella lean
gotta love those tires. mmm.
alright. i gotta go study for last day of finals tomorrow.
i think im gonna call big-0 and have them check out the lean cause they installed it.
whateverrr
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my 06 fx4 does it.. i THINK.. not sure but i think i read there is a tsb for this or something along the line of that and there is a 1/2 inch "lift block" to put on the driverside


but i could just be nuts...

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my 06 fx4 does it.. i THINK.. not sure but i think i read there is a tsb for this or something along the line of that and there is a 1/2 inch "lift block" to put on the driverside


but i could just be nuts...

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haha, well, im gonna take it to the guys that did it and see what they can do. i'm sure it had something to do with the spacers
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Update: Went and saw the guys, sat there for 2 hours and they couldnt figure it out. They checked the alignment and camber and nothing was off, checked the tire pressure, nothing was off. They are going to call me tomorrow with any other ideas. I'm really starting to think that maybe the spacer broke inside the spring housing. Any ideas?
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i THINK.. not sure but i think i read there is a tsb for this or something along the line of that and there is a 1/2 inch "lift block" to put on the driverside
You might be thinking of this TSB:
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Article No. 99-3-7

SUSPENSION - LEFT REAR SIDE OF VEHICLE APPEARS LOW - 2-WHEEL DRIVE MODELS ONLY

TRUCK: 1998-99 RANGER

ISSUE:
A low sitting appearance on the left rear side may occur on some vehicles due to variability in manufacturing between the rear springs.

ACTION:
Swap the springs from side to side, shim the springs or replace them. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

1. Determine if the lean is a body lean concern or a frame lean concern.
(a) Measure frame - measure from the top of the axle tube at the jounce bumper to bottom flange of the frame (both sides).
(b) Determine body contribution - measure from the center of the wheel lip to the ground (both sides) and subtract the frame measurement from the above Step 1a.
(c) If the frame measurements from Step 1a are consistent from side-to-side, then the concern is a suspension lean, otherwise the concern is a body lean.

2. If it is a body lean condition, refer to the 1998 or 1999 Ranger Workshop Manual, Section 204-00, for further details. If it is not a body lean condition, go to Step 3.

3. To fix a suspension (frame) lean concern:
(a) Swap the left rear leaf spring with the right leaf spring.
(b) Verify fix by performing visual inspection and by measurement specifications (reference Steps 1a-1c).

NOTE: DO NOT STACK MORE THAN ONE (1) SHIM PER SIDE FOR SHIMMING.

(c) If lean is still present, leave swapped springs in place and insert Leaf Spring Shim (E3TZ-5742-A) under the left leaf spring.

NOTE: REFERENCE THE 1998 OR 1999 RANGER WORKSHOP MANUAL, SECTION 204-00, FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

(d) If lean is still present, leave swapped springs and shim in place and insert Front Coil Spring Shim (XL5Z-5355-AA) between the frame spring pocket and spring-rubber insulator ( Figure 1 ). Refer to the 1998 Ranger Workshop Manual, Page 204-01A-20, for details.

NOTE: WHEEL ALIGNMENT IS MANDATORY AFTER PERFORMING STEP 3d.

(e) Perform a wheel alignment. Refer to 1998 or 1999 Ranger Workshop Manual, Section 204-00.
(f) Verify fix by performing visual inspection and by measurement specifications; reference Steps 1a-1c.

PART NUMBER / PART NAME
XL5Z-5355-AA / Front Coil Spring Shim
E3TZ-5742-A / Leaf Spring Shim
I question why the TSB is only applicable to 2WD models and to '98-'99 Rangers.
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You might be thinking of this TSB:
I question why the TSB is only applicable to 2WD models and to '98-'99 Rangers.

yeah, that is odd
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