Q: Driver side back of truck is seemingly bouncing too much.

asked by on January 24, 2017

For the past week now I have had a feeling of the back driver side of my truck kind of bouncing uncontrollably. Before this feeling I had my transmission rebuilt and I took it out and put it back in myself and had to take out driveshaft and everything to put the tranny in. Some more history on the truck is the guy I bought it from took no care of it and ran it ragged. Thus I have had to replace the engine transmission fuel pump alternator, etc. So the feeling is like my suspension or something is out of place but when looking it all looked alright to me. It also goes more crazy when I am decelerating . and it doesn't happen the whole time I'm driving but it is random. I don't know what other info u need but I can send anything I know.

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Excessive car bounce and sway Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there. Check the suspension and the shock absorber and look for anything broken, leaking, or damaged. Replace the shock absorber is there is any dents or it is leaking oil out of it. A loose suspension component or a bad shock absorber will cause the axle to move around during operation. If you need further assistance with your vehicle bouncing, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Have problems with my 96 chevy pickup 350 vortec runs great go to stop and engine miss fires give it gas and runs smooth it has N

Hello. Misfires can be caused by many things. A few common causes are problems with the ignition, fuel, or engine management systems. If the fuel pump and distributor are new, then they are likely not the source of the issue....

I have a 2012 Chevy Malibu, and am trying to install a remote starter. The ignition harness should show voltage but is not..

To answer your question about power on the ignition wire, if you check for voltage on that wire at key on and/or when the vehicle is running and you find battery voltage at that time, that would mean that the...

Service Engine Soon Light came on, what does that mean?

Your vehicle has pre-programmed service intervals programmed into the computer based upon mileage. When you have these various services done, the mechanic will reset these indicators so that the computer can begin measuring when the next service is due. Since...

I have a 2003 Silverado 4.3 v6.. Its gushing oil from around the oil filter. I've used 2 different brand filters and checked the t

You need to make sure you are using the correct filter and remove filter and make sure the old gasket from the old filter is not still stuck to the filter sealing surface. This is most common reason for filter...

Truck wont start gives check engine light ran fine yesterday

Hi there. The Check Engine Light is a warning system that illuminates when an OBD-II error code is triggered. There are literally hundreds of possible reasons why the Check Engine will light up. In most cases, this is caused by...

Check Engine Light is on. Codes are Bank 1 Sensor 1 Low-voltage, and Bank 2 Sensor 1 Low-voltage. . .

Hi there. What seems to be the issue is the fuel pump is not plugged in. The Oxygen Sensors are working and telling you that the system is too lean with having a low voltage reading. If it was just...

Suspension problem

Using descriptive words to give us an idea of what kind of problem your experiencing is very important in a situation like this. Descriptive words like moaning, squeaking, popping, clunking, etc., can really help give us an idea of where...

can i remove cylinder head without removing engine from the car

It is possible to remove the head while the engine is in the car, but it's going to be tight. This can be a difficult and even dangerous job. Unless you feel very comfortable with this type of work, you...

Lost trailer brakes & lighting due to improper installation

It is possible an independent mechanic may be able to devise a fix for the wiring issue that the dealer would be restricted from doing as it may require modifications. One thing to consider though, modifications to the truck may...

Related articles

What Does a Sway Bar Do?
A sway bar (also called an anti-sway bar or anti-roll bar) is a component of some vehicles’ suspensions. You might guess...
Why Is It Important to Have a Vehicle's Suspension Aligned?
Correct car suspension alignment helps your vehicle perform better. Check wheel toe, camber, and caster to make your suspension and tires last longer.
Essential Things to Know About the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is the first all-electric car under $50k. The Chevy Bolt has a higher EPA rating than Tesla and gets 238 miles per charge.