WTH Happened to my truck?

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  1. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    Heavy snow here, truck has no problems getting out, but then I start driving and it's shaking really bad. I get out, and the rear end looks like this:

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    It looks like the entire wheel came off. The tire is still intact perfectly to the rim (which is good).

    Can I just jack the truck up and "push" it on again? How the hell did this happen? The snow? It may have happened when I got out of my parking space (which covered my truck pretty well).
     
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    Cold snapped overtightened lugs ? Never saw that before...:shocked:
     

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    :wow:

    Knock as much snow and ice off around the brake drum and inside of the wheel first. Then push it back on and go over every lug nut on that wheel and the other three. Make sure they are all torqued within a few pounds of each other. If the same person does each one, they should all be very close even just using a standard tire iron or 4-way wrench.
     
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    rsagona1 Hello

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    Crap, now I'm scared since you guys are haha. I'll go out there and go over the lugbolts and do as you suggested.
     
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    Think you got some serious problems with your rear end there! :wow:Well....I mean the rear end of your pick-em-up truck.:supergrin:

    Don't think just hammering it back in is gonna be the answer.
     
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    Look for a parts list with an exploded view of your model truck, you can probably figure out where the problem is.
     
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    is it just me or does that leaf spring not look right also?? I doubt its you lugs causing the wheel problem more than likely broke the axel or something in the pumpkin causing the retaining clip to come off and the axel to walk out of the housing.
     
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    If that was the case it would be taking the drum with it. The drum is still tight up to the springs like it's supposed to be.The leaf springs look fine to me. I'm guessing a lug nut issue.
     
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    good eye didn't notice that
     
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    I'm a professional tech and I'd say you might have an excessive amount of snow stuck inside the wheels and it will throw them way out of balance. Have seen this many times after snow or ice or people that drive through mud. Just my thought.
     
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    Let us know what the problem was when you get it fixed.
     
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    +100! Happens all the time. It only takes a few oz's of ice on one side to throw your wheel WAY out of balance. Take it to a car wash and flush it out good, problem solved.
     
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    Looks normal to me. The brake drum usually isn't completely inside the wheel. Post a pic of the other side.
     
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    Not just you. Something really looks wrong with that leaf spring, especially when you enlarge the photo. It's really hard to tell in the photo, but the leaf spring looks to be badly misaligned with the spring hanger and the hanger looks bent.
     
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    Take a picture of the other wheel, and we can compare.
     
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    I forgot to mention, the other wheel is identical. Which leads me to believe it's normal.

    I took everyone's advice, I jacked it up, looked around, no snow or anything. The tire was stubborn, couldn't go any further in so I think it may be normal.

    I forgot to mention that while driving, the ride was very bumpy. But it turns out, that may have just been the excessive snow in the bed because once I removed all the weight (snow) the bumpy ride stopped.

    So I'm kind of at a stailmate here, but I'm leaning towards the normal side?
     
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    I called it!!!!!!!:tongueout:
     
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    I couldn't get a look from the side, but it looks funny at the rear of the spring. Possible broken shackle? WTH is that "thingy" hanging off the spring?
     
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    The spring looks normal to me. I think you are seeing the end of the spring hanger. I'm voting for ice buildup in the wheel or on the tire. The reason the spring looks funny is because it's end is a bit higher than the hanger due to the shackle.
     
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