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Old 12-07-2014, 09:52 PM
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Angry HELP! rear axle alignment

Is there a way to align the rear axle (wheels) on my 1998 ram 1500 4x4? My rear wheels are tracking (steering) to the right causing me to have to steer to left to keep straight. This is wearing out the inside of my front left tire and the outside of the front right tire. This happened after the truck went into a ditch. I have been under the truck all weekend and have not seen any damage such as broken springs or bent parts. I did a rough measurement between the rear tires and the front tires and have about a 1" difference (154" and 155") The only information I have found is for a lifted truck (mine is stock) and front end alignments. Help!
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You could have sheared the alignment pin between the leaf spring and axle maybe? Leaf springs can move quite a bit when over stressed or too much lateral stress
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bent frame could be a problem as well
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I had the saddle bolts loose but I did not drop the axle completely. I need to drop it completely to see if the pin is sheared off or bent. I did notice the clearance between the bed and the axle appears to be greater on the passenger side than the drivers side. The shock on the passenger side is leaking a lot of oil and I had to use a little force with a screwdriver to get it out of the lower shock cradle. The shocks are Monroe load adjusters and I'm starting to wonder if its bent up top and binding thus putting excessive stress on the axle, pushing it back. I dunno. Shooting from the hip I am hoping its the pin because the frame being bent scares me financially. Looks like another weekend under the truck. Thanks for the information. I'll let y'all know what I find.
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