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Hello all,

I am new to this forum, and I just bought a used 2012 RAV4 V6 :D

I was doing a brake job for my new toy. I jacked up the car from the jackpoint under the hood, and rested the car on two jack stands on both front pinch welds. Even though both of my jack stands were set to equal height, I noticed that my front right tire rests about an inch lower than my left tire... It is super obvious because my jack was barely tall enough to lift those tires off the ground (18 inch). My right tire was touching the ground, whereas my left tire had about an inch of clearance.

I visually inspected my strut mounts and they look fine, and I don't feel or see any signs of a broken/leaky/bouncy strut. Can someone just confirm to me that this is normal? :frown:
 

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How does it sit on the ground (height wise)?

Jacking from a central point won't always give you perfectly even jacking, depending on how perfectly level the ground is, how the vehicle is loaded, how much fuel might be in the tank, etc.
 

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Yea I understand that the centre jack point is not dead on centre and the car weighs differently on each side. I noticed that when "jacking up" the car.

However, my problem is, I already "rested/lowered" the car on two jack stands of equal setting on the pinch welds (ie. removed the jack from jacking point, so I could crawl under). I don't know why one strut extends longer than the other... Unless the last owner was cheap and replaced only one strut? :dunno:

By the way, I don't have this problem with the rear tires.

The car sits even on the ground. I tried my best to measure the ride height on the ground, and both are about the same.
 
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