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Old 04-28-2005, 03:39 AM
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300td wagon rear WAY in the air!!!

Had my new wagon shiped from texas (84-300td)When it arrived its rear suspension was so jacked up it is barely drivable.The car was chain-racheted down to the car did this effect on my cars rear hydro-suspension and how do I correct the situation???

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Old 04-28-2005, 06:05 AM
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If it was not that way before the transport check the adjustment valve and linkage under the is a mechanical linkage to the suspension so you can see it under the car to the rear. Has ' arm ' and linkage...
Also there are lots of threads about checking and fixing the wagon rear suspension...
Do you have a Haynes manual for the 123 yet ? It has better pictures than some manuals.
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:53 AM
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re-aim the head lights, adjust rearviews....Sorry just kidding....too much coffee....Good luck I bet it turns out to be something easily remedied.

I keep picturing a funny car type wagon with exhaust pipes out the sides and flames and parachute....Ok Ok I'm done....must get more coffee....
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:57 AM
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Maybe it was used to transport livestock by the PO?
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:43 AM
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I bet the u-bolt around the rear torsion bar slipped when they ratcheted the car down, or while en route??
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:55 PM
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the linkage to the leveling valve may be stuck or bent by the tie down, possibly a simple fix.
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:58 AM
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you were right

actually,the linkage was totally missing....

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