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Old 02-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rear Driver Side Wheel is lower than the rest of the car? [Pic]

I noticed this a couple days ago, and it's not affecting proformance, but I'd like to fix this before it gets any worse. Anyone know what happened here? I haven't jacked it up yet because its so cold out, so I haven't gotten a good look yet.

It's a 2005 Taurus. No recent service work besides an oil change several weeks ago and tire replacement.

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Struts are probably going bad. Happens. You'll need to replace both rear struts.
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Either broken struts^^ Or too much weight in the back lol
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Struts dont cause sag. That is a spring issue
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Struts dont cause sag. That is a spring issue
I'm going to replace both.
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Just did the same in my car. Had a left rear sag of 3/4 an inch. Should be no more than 5/16".
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Took me two hours in my driveway
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Guessing a broken spring. Very common on these cars. Replace both rears with quick strut assemblies.


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This is a spring project for me. I'm putting cargo coils in and KYB quick struts probably...


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What do you guys think of this brand?: 2005 Ford Taurus 4 Door Sedan Rear Strut Assembly (Monroe Econo-Matic) at 1AAuto.com

I'm just replacing the bad one until July, when I'll change the other 3. Hopefully they'll hold up until then.
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