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Has anyone else noticed this one? When standing behind my EX the left side of the van is roughly 3/4 to 1 inch lower than the right. This caught my eye several times over the past few weeks but I assumed it was my garage floor and didn't give it much attention until today. The van is actually sagging on the left side (1100 mi). Any suggestions about what this is caused from. Another observation. Also when standing behind, if I look through the rear window to the dash, I notice that the dashboard is not parallel with the bottom of the rear window. Could my frame be twisted? I hope some of you will check out your Odys and tell me if your vans are similar.

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Tom
2001 SS EX

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by tomhan:
Has anyone else noticed this one? When standing behind my EX the left side of the van is roughly 3/4 to 1 inch lower than the right. This caught my eye several times over the past few weeks but I assumed it was my garage floor and didn't give it much attention until today. The van is actually sagging on the left side (1100 mi). Any suggestions about what this is caused from. Another observation. Also when standing behind, if I look through the rear window to the dash, I notice that the dashboard is not parallel with the bottom of the rear window. Could my frame be twisted? I hope some of you will check out your Odys and tell me if your vans are similar.

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I really didn't need to hear that, Tom. I've noticed the sag on the left rear since about the first week. I've only noticed it parked at home, when I check in parking lots away from home, I don't notice it. The cement slab at home was poured to drain to the left and not hold water, my wife keeps reminding me. But that pitch is so faint that it's not noticeable, and all other cars, including our Accord sits level when parked there. I've checked both rear springs/shocks and they seem identical, but the left rear tire is definitely closer to the top of the wheel well than the right one is. I also notice that the front appears to be level! It's like just the left rear sags. I haven't checked the dash through the rear window, I'll have to do that tomorrow. Maybe Honda corrected the pull to the right by making the 2001's lean to the left, LOL. Again, I don't notice it while driving or elsewhere, just on my cement slab, hmmmmmm... who was you cement contracter?? Only kidding, I knew I was right about that left rear sag and your post just confirmed it. I wonder what gives?? Anybody else?? Standing in front does your front seem level, Tom?

Our Ody is a 2001 LX that I picked up with six miles on it on March 2, I noticed it the first week I had it.

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"Standing in front does your front seem level, Tom?".

Yes skybolt. My van looks level when viewed from the front. I don't think Honda would have lowered the rear to compensate for the front pull. When I said to view the dash through the rear window I should have clarified this a bit more. Try this. Park your van on a level surface and stand about 20 feet or so behind it. Look through the rear window and see if the horizontal interior surfaces, dash, second row seat tops, etc. are parallel to the bottom edge of the rear window. Mine looks as though the rear of the van is twisted down to the left. This could be an illusion. My Ody drives and handles very well so whatever it is that causes the left rear to be lower doesn't seem to have an immediate effect on the handling. I wonder if this will be a long term problem in terms of tire wear.

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I've noticed mine was low too. Time to pull out the ruler and see how each corner measures.

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