Question about 1997 Nissan Pickup
It's not clear if you had the rear suspension replaced before or after the truck bottomed out, but you may want to check to see if the axle is 'square' with the rest of the truck. Measure the distance from the front mounting bolt of each leaf spring to the rear axle housing. If these are equal, measure from each rear mounting bolt to the axle. It seems like the axle may be at a slight angle to the direction of thrust of the rear wheels, causing the hopping until you get up to speed, when the acceleration/thrust is minimal.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
You may have a driveline problem. the driveline may have gone out of round. And that causes the rear of the vehicle. Can you recall if you hit solid under your vehicle at some point ? check to see if you can 'see" anything out of the ordinary with the driveline. If not check the suspension. struts or shock absorbers. Push down at the back of the vehicle hard. if the shocks/struts are good it will only spring back up and stop. If they are bad the vehicle will bounce more than once. you need shocks /struts. I think it may be the driveline that is out of line and needs replacing.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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