Left Lean and Aftermarket E-85 Kit - 2 Questions

25

Asked by Feb 15, 2008 at 01:15 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2003 1500 W/T 4.3 leans to the left.  I'm the 2nd owner, so I don't know the history.  It seems to steer OK, doesn't pull to either side, but the left side is noticeably lower.  Springs bad?  Is this normal?

2nd...I'm thinking about adding an aftermarket E-85 kit.  Anyone have experience.  Here in the cornbelt, E-85 is very available and cheap.

1 Answer

41,495

Could be a spring, but I would suspect perhaps a ball joint or something else is going on there. Some of the Rams we saw at the dealership (typically 90s models) had to have a chassis diagnosis done and sometimes involved putting shims in, etc. Have this checked out. A left lean is a bit unusual. I have no experience with the aftermarket E85 kits, but I know that most of the flex-fuel vehicles made now have quite a bit of modification: different fuel tank, lines, and pump, different injectors, hardened valve seats, etc. to deal with the corrosive effects of E85. You might be better off looking for a flex-fuel vehicle used.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,830
#2 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,530
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 1,510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
938 Great Deals out of 62,274 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford F-150
2,700 Great Deals out of 212,349 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
531 Great Deals out of 12,827 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
326 Great Deals out of 25,711 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tundra
582 Great Deals out of 30,721 listings starting at $2,637
Used Toyota Tacoma
614 Great Deals out of 35,124 listings starting at $2,155
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,451 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
263 Great Deals out of 19,418 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
279 Great Deals out of 38,301 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
395 Great Deals out of 45,079 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
18 Great Deals out of 297 listings starting at $3,950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
10 Great Deals out of 317 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Avalanche
229 Great Deals out of 5,743 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 95,461 listings starting at $16,928
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
249 Great Deals out of 8,008 listings starting at $16,375
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
240 Great Deals out of 7,128 listings starting at $15,977
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
402 Great Deals out of 10,938 listings starting at $6,990
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
226 Great Deals out of 5,931 listings starting at $8,495