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Old 06-02-2014, 07:41 PM
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Love my truck and itís been a real work horse while still looking in great shape.
Just the past few months during highway use, towing or not when I accelerate and let off the truck seems to twist forward then twist back when letting of the gas. Itís not pulling in any direction when cruising along and is only effected and evident by acceleration or deceleration.

Iím leery about taking it back to the dealer anymore, at least the local one as the last experience left me with little confidence, they did the recall on the rear pinion nut and took 5 days plus to do so and other work said to be done wasnít done, not to mention they didnít have the tools to do the pinion nut, thank god they arenít heart surgeons, lol.

Anyway any thoughts are appreciated as I want to get it looked at but donít know if I should start at a general mechanic, or suspension or even transmission.
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First, welcome from Maine. As far as the problem you are experiencing, you need to get your truck on a lift, or better a 4 wheel alignment machine. Theoreticly a straight rear axle shouldn't walk under power load/unload. But I think there is a bushing somewhere in your rear suspension that is letting the rear axle "walk". I don't know where, but a good shop, perhaps not your dealer should be able to see a worn bushing in a Panhard rod, or some other part. Unlike having leaf springs like my 05, you have a much more complex set up.
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hydrex is spot on.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:13 PM
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Hydrex you were correct, once they put it up on the hoist the found that the rear lower trac arms bushings had worn so much that on the driverís side the rear axle would move 11/2"

Because the cost was cheap ($92 CDN each) they replace both rear trac arms completely.

The truck now wont jump lanes, thank you very much.



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First, welcome from Maine. As far as the problem you are experiencing, you need to get your truck on a lift, or better a 4 wheel alignment machine. Theoreticly a straight rear axle shouldn't walk under power load/unload. But I think there is a bushing somewhere in your rear suspension that is letting the rear axle "walk". I don't know where, but a good shop, perhaps not your dealer should be able to see a worn bushing in a Panhard rod, or some other part. Unlike having leaf springs like my 05, you have a much more complex set up.
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