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While running, when I put it into reverse the rear squats some and when it goes into drive it squats more.

Is this normal and do yours do it to?

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NormanB said:
While running, when I put it into reverse the rear squats some and when it goes into drive it squats more.

Is this normal and do yours do it to?

Thanks
In reverse the rear should go up, not down. Yes, it's normal (to a point) and yes, my car does it. This engine has a lot of torque.
 

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They all do it -- it's caused by the independent rear suspension. Solid-axle rear wheel drive cars & trucks don't do it that much.
 

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NormanB said:
Thanks guys. I'm glad I don't have another repair bill coming up.
Amen to that, brother.

And remember, when it comes to mechanics, a little knowledge on your part is a BIG money saver...
 
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