Jury's still out on 1984 Grand Marquis lean


Asked by May 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM about the Mercury Grand Marquis

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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.

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Measure from top of spring mount to the axle top,bottom of axle to ground.


Coil or leaf spring rear end.

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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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