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Old 11-05-2013, 06:28 PM
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Im having a problem with my truck dog walking and my front end looks like its sticking out more towards the driver side, ive replaced the radius arms, and the track bar. I dunno whats going on starting to think it may be damaged from a bad wreck, the old radius arms that came off were pretty bent, along with the track bar, and stabilizer was bent also..
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:37 PM
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Can you post a picture straight on so i can see the wheel spacing on both sides. I am a mechanic and I can help you out. dog tracking means you will track straight but your rear end is kicked out to one side or the other. It looks like it is from your picture and could be a bent bracket connecting to the frame. or the frame could be bent. But you should be able to easily spot that looking under the truck.
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When i check out a used vehicle to buy, i like to do 2 simple things
first i follow the vehicle down a straight stretch of road
2nd i find a piece of untraveled dirt & measure the tire width & drive straight over that patch of dirt, then i measure the tire track width

It may not seem like much, but it gives me a better feeling about the purchase
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What position is the steering wheel in when traveling down a straight stretch of road?

Does it pull to either side or make a tighter turn in one direction or the other?

You may just need a 4 wheel alignment. Check the u-bolts on the rear and that the rear is sitting properly on the springs.

If the front end was aligned to the steering wheel as opposed to the wheel being aligned to the front end it could explain the dog tracking.
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looking at my truck from the rear the it looks higher on one side than the other? ill try to grab some more pics later and post....

Steering wheel is straight but it does pull to the right
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