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Old 10-27-2017, 04:10 PM   #1
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Just Left The Shop ~ Suspension Question

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A little background on the bus. After driving all day and parked for the night the rear leaf spring pops. For example, I will be laying on my air mattress, not moving, and the rear leaf spring pops for about an hour. Also, the driver side rear dually is much closer to the body than the passenger side (See Pictures)

I just left a shop while driving my school bus back home. The shop said the king pins were bad as well as the front driver side leaf spring. Would the front drivers side leaf spring cause the rear to be off as well? I am a novice when it comes to heavy duty suspension so this is all new to me. Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:16 PM   #2
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A little background on the bus.
Please fill-in your bus profile in your control panel so we all know your bus is a 1976 YugoHauler 2000.

Could just be stuck bushings- how many miles? does it steer good? Was it sitting?
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:43 PM   #3
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Good call, thanks.

The bus has 140k. It steers fine and I do not believe it was sitting long. When I picked up the bus it had a tilt to it. I am not certain of the sag as I have just now measured it, but it was present. It was more recently that I began getting a squeak at the front drivers side tire and a drift to the right when driving. Whatever it is, it is happening on the drivers side.

I am at a loss as to why the rear dually would sag if the front leaf spring is bad. The front tires are only an inch off and I am currently parked at a slight angle. It seems to me that the front would sag, not the rear. Would a rear shock cause this?

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Old 10-27-2017, 06:00 PM   #4
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Good call, thanks.

The bus has 140k. It steers fine and I do not believe it was sitting long. When I picked up the bus it had a tilt to it. I am not certain of the sag as I have just now measured it, but it was present. It was more recently that I began getting a squeak at the front drivers side tire and a drift to the right when driving. Whatever it is, it is happening on the drivers side.

I am at a loss as to why the rear dually would sag if the front leaf spring is bad. The front tires are only an inch off and I am currently parked at a slight angle. It seems to me that the front would sag, not the rear. Would a rear shock cause this?

Chris

Can you get it on flat ground and get some more pictures further out a bit- whole bus?

Broken leaf springs?? Check all good, crack may be small. Just guessing.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. I will be able to get some photo's of the bus tomorrow. I am currently parked at a rest area with trucks on both sides. Thanks again!

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Old 10-27-2017, 07:09 PM   #6
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The rear probably hasn't "sagged".

If a front spring is broken, that front corner will sag. and the opposite rear corner will rise slightly. COuld that be the rear discrepancy you are seeing?
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