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Old 12-18-2017, 09:38 AM
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So this morning when I made a left turn into my work parking lot, I heard a pop sound similar to a rock being thrown from the front passenger side tire. I didn't think much of it until I looked out the window and noticed that the truck seems to be sitting lower on the front passenger side. I went out and measured and the passenger side is about an inch lower. I thought maybe the spring broke, but the spring seems to be in one piece, and everything else appears to be fine. Would a strut failing/failed make a pop like that or could it be shot and the pop was something unrelated(rock)? Any other opinions?
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:52 AM
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Something broke if it went down a whole inch but I'd only be guessing at what it was without seeing the truck in person. A spring could have broke the spring perch ( I think) that rides on the strut body could have push down further than the ring holding it in place.
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:18 AM
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That's kind of what I figured.

BTW- For what it's worth, the measurement was from the top of the tire to the fender.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:45 PM
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So, update. When I was replacing the bad front axle seals, the driver's side sway bar end link broke. Went to the dealer for a new one.............turns out they gave me a 3/4 ton end link and the larger link was keeping that side higher. Live and learn, never assume you were given the correct part.
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