Jury's still out on 1984 Grand Marquis lean
As I've mentioned before, my 1984 Mercury Grand Marquis displays a slight, mysterious lean.
Some community members have suggested possible causes, but they can be ruled out, unfortunately. Would have made things a lot easier.
Admittedly, one sometimes tends to overlook the obvious, but there was no 50 kg toolbox in the trunk when I did my tape measure check and there isn't one now.
I did measure the lean at the rear bumper the first time, but a re-check at the wheel arches helpfully suggested by a community member corroborates the initial disparity of 3 centimeters or 1.18 inches, respectively, between the left and the right rear side of the Grand Marquis.
I'm now considering a suggestion of how to correct the effect, but still welcome other possible answers as to the likely (or unlikely) cause of the problem.
Again, many thanks for your efforts.
Measure from top of spring mount to the axle top,bottom of axle to ground.
Coil or leaf spring rear end.
good point tennisshoes, I was assuming coil. My point is still the same; underbody to axle,axle to ground. Looking for something bent.
Mine leaned when quite new, so I put coil spring lowering clamps on the springs, and adjusted to level. Ride was still good, and handling on corners was better than stock, with the rear lowered some. A quick and easy fix. May do it to my newer GM, just for handling.
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