Why does my car seem to lean to the left?


A slight lean towards the drivers side is normal. Conjecture on this subject has been wide and varied for many years, but nobody has quite been able to finger the exact reason. One theory is it was done so it would be easier to drive in a straight line on a one lane road, which rises in the middle to assist in drainage. The best theory thus far is that the lean is caused by the engine and driver being on the left-hand side. Nobody has complained thus far that it affects any part of the ride quality of the car, although a few people have commented that the right rear of the car tends to rattle a bit more. This may be because the lower left front tends to unload the right rear suspension slightly.

After 10+ years and if the lean is excessive, things to look at:

  • suspension bushings are probably worn out, causing excessive lean.
  • different brand/size tires
  • spring snapped in half
  • check the spring seat at the top of the strut tower. rubber spacer might have rotted

QA #175

Last Updated:
2016-11-25 10:32


Cam Dorland | 95 Eagle Talon
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