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Old 03-23-2014, 12:15 AM   #1
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I just noticed today that the rear driver side on my 07 GT is lower than the passenger side. I noticed the gap between the tires and the fender is wider on the passenger side. My neighbor suggested that since the gas tank was on the driver's side the weight was making that side lower, making the gap less wide. I inspected the suspension and everything looked okay, and yes I measured the spacing on a leveled surfaced. Any suggestions, or have any of you ever experienced this? Any feedback is appreciated.
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I can tell you that it's not the gas tank because it's centered between the rear wheels. Seems like a suspension problem to me. I'm not a suspension guy myself, but I can tell you that's most likely the issue. Something on the lower side is worn out (be it the shock or spring).
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Could be bushings also
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This is normal for our cars the fuel tank is devided so to speak and fuel is pulled from the passenger side first so as the fuel level in the tank lowers the tire to fender gap will change check your gap with a FULL tank once. My car has the same gap issue when mt tank is not full and I have new lowering springs struts/shocks
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I'll fill the tank today and see what happens. I'll be checking everything as I go.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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Mines the same way, I even swapped the springs one day. Same.
Just doesn't look right.
Mine hardly has any gas in it and it's still lower on one side.
Maybe it's the rubber mount?
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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Hey Maverik214, which side is lower on your car? I wonder if this is a common problem, and what causes it. I hear what Stemar says, but I find it hard to believe that is common, so let's hear from more people and hopefully we get to the bottom of this problem.

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Check your tire pressure.
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probably not parked on flat surface
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #10
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Drivers side is 1/2" lower.
Tire pressure same, level surface.
Got to be the spring mounts, or bad shock. Mine is lowered, stock shocks.
I posted this before and there is quite a few people who had this too.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:43 AM   #11
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The only thing I can say is the information I gave about the fuel in tank level came from information I got off of another Forum talking about this same issue. I never even took notice of the gap until I lowered my car and installed 1" wheel spacers witch pushed the wheels out to the edge of the fenders I also pulled the rear springs back out swapped them from side to side did everything short of pulling the rear out of my car I have NEW FRPP-P springs new struts / shocks /new strut mounts ect. My car only has 25K miles on it and never in an accident and sits in my garage and only comes out in nice weather so at this point I have to assume its a ford design thing unless someone can tell me otherwise
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If its fuel tank related then measure when it's on E, it should make a difference. Also, do you have an adjustable panhard bar or at least measure that. If its shifted to the left, it could change the weight distribution on the suspension some.
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Do you have an adjustable panhard bar? May need to re-center the rear.
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Do you have an adjustable panhard bar? May need to re-center the rear.
Agreed. If the axle is shifted to one side, then the other side rear will be lower.
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