Well we got snow this weekend and i managed to spin out and tap my rear tire against a curb. No damage to the rim or anything, but I notice the tire now sticks out 1 1/2 inches on the opposite side. (passenger side) Its as if the rear axle shifted. The truck seems to be driving just fine. I got under and there was no apparent damage. I even measured from the caliper in and noticed no difference in measurement between the driver and passenger side. But...like i said, theres a 1 1/2 inch difference in the spacing between the wheel well to the tire compared to the passenger side. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Probably just shifted the weight of the truck in a way that hasn't been done and so now the springs are carrying the load a little different. Try bouncing on the bumper a few times and see if that evens it out.
I jumped around and shook the bed. took it into Les Schwab today and they through it on the alignment rack and confirmed the axle looks shifted to the right. They didn't charge me, just suggested I have it looked at by Dodge. Any ideas? It's not sitting well in my stomach.
Do you notice anything different at all when you drive, especially from the rear diff?
Check the u bolts that hold your rear axle in place with the leaf springs. Does everything look square? Has anything shifted? Can you noticed the rear axle moved from where it was clamped in place from the u bolts?
Definitely want to have that looked at.
2007 Hemi SLT 4x4 Quad Cab
260k miles and counting...
The gave a complimentary alignment check. said the Thrust was off from the last time i was in. From .09 to .56. They said the wheel and tire were fine/balanced but yet it wobbles. So now I'm wondering if I bent the axle? Basically the drivers side tire now has a wobble and the axle is shifted to the passenger side an inch or so. FML.
That's the big question right? I don't think i hit it that hard. came into a parking lot (faster than I should have) and tapped pretty good. I'm amazed this happened...I'll chock it up to an expensive lesson learned. $335 rear axle. $120 new panhard bar. Labor-$$