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When parked, why would a car lean to one side.?

The car literally sits like a 800 lb person is sitting behind the steering wheel. This car has 204,000 mi on it and the struts need replacing. Is it the struts?

Asked By: LKB - 10/26/2008
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One of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver is to neglect your vehicle’s suspension system. When it is time for you to swap out your shocks or struts don’t wait or you could cause significant safety problems for you, your passengers, as well as for pedestrians and other drivers and their passengers. Taking... More
Answered By: dog lver - 10/26/2008
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the struts are bad...
Answered By: cuddles - 10/26/2008
 
worn springs....or a masive adverse road camber!
Answered By: desert camel - 10/26/2008
 
Holy cow! That many miles I would venture to say you need a new car or a good used one, but if you know the struts are shot then yes, but there are probably a lot of other issues too like the entire suspension system. You probably have a lot of rubber bushings shot too and they aren't that expensive by themselves, but... More
Answered By: mramell48 - 10/26/2008
 
i dont imagine its the struts. struts (shocks) are really just a cushion that puts tension on your springs so when you hit a pothole drivin down the road your car doesn't bounce up and down for the next mile. they dampen the spring... More
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Answered By: John K - 10/26/2008
 
bad strut or low air pressure. the worst case, it could be to do with your transverse link with the ball joint.
Answered By: bfamiluyi - 10/26/2008
 
It depends are you a heavy person was the first owner heavy. If it leans that bad it could be bad springs they could be worn not just the shocks. but to answer your quesation it is posible but if its leaning that badly it my be some other problem
Answered By: oh no - 10/26/2008
 
Bad or broken spring or broken torsion rod. Replace the complete strut assembly with new springs. Also replace the bearing assembly at the top of the strut. The difference will be amazing.
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Answered By: Max Cruise - 10/26/2008
 
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