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Old 04-25-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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My rear bumper is not quite aligned to the body on one side. It's been this way since I got the truck and it's always kind of bothered me, can it be adjusted? If so how?

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Check its not the bed, when I got my 2010 they had to move the bed over by 3/4 of an in it was so off from the factory, check the alignment where the cab meets the bed, use a cardboard straightedge to check the alignment between the two
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Yeah, me too.

Mine is actually .5in lower on one side. I got underneath and loosened the bolts on both sides and tried to straighten it. It is better but still not perfect, more like .25in difference now.
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Mine was 1/2" lower on driver side, while installing the bed step, removed the two bolts and had son pull up a bit and tightened her up. Easy as that.
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My bed and bumper were both out of line. I took it to the dealer, they agreed and aligned it under warranty. No argument, no BS, just straight Business.
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No excuse for bed being off by more than 1/4" max if that! Even on Fridays!!! lol I wonder if dealerships report anything to Ford so that someone gets yelled at for tolerance issues. I can understand a large amount of weight that may make the bed shift a little but being a 1/2" off from the factory is not cool. I know Ford sells allot of F150s but not an excuse.

Just want Ford to maintain top notch quality!!!
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I feel the same way , lack of QC on the assembly line
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Question 2013 Limited rear bumper problem

What suggestions do you have for me. New 2013 F-150 Limited rear bumper is 3/4 to 1 inch extension more on driver side than passenger side. Dealership tells me it can't be moved to even out both sides. Ford warranty spokesperson tells me to drive to a different dealer for a look at it (many miles away). For the cost of this vehicle one would expect better quality control. I have had an F250, F350, and a 2010 F150 Platinum. None of them had this problem. Also, there is a loud squeal sound when I back out of the garage in the morning. Has anyone else had similar problems and what did you do to resolve the problem when you have a non-responsive dealership?
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My vehicle - 2011 Lariat has the same problem. Next oil change I will have the dealer align it back up.

When I was taking my truck in for an estimate on an accident, he noticed the bumper and said that the dealership should be able to do it w/o question - its just a bumper alignment he said.
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Mine too but mine was replaced under warranty very early in the truck's life according to Oasis so the dealer botched it.

There's 6 large nuts on the back side, either side of the hitch if you have that. I loosend one on each side then snugged it back up, then losseend the other two. Then just loosen the one side at a time just enough to allow the bumpuer to move, put it where you want it and snug it back up. Once you've got it right, tighten them all. Took me maybe 20 minutes.
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