The suspension system supports the vehicle and its load and keeps the axles in place and aligned with chassis. Therefore, broken suspension parts can be extremely dangerous.
Inspect the following:
Spring hangers that allow movement of axle from proper position.
Cracked or broken spring hangers.
Missing or broken leaves in any leaf spring. If 1/4 or more are missing, it will put the vehicle “out of service,” but any defect can be dangerous.
Broken leaves in a multi-leaf spring, or leaves that have shifted so they might hit a tire or other part.
Leaking shock absorbers.
Torque rod or arm, U-bolts, spring hangers, or other axle positioning parts that are cracked, damaged or missing
Air suspension systems that are damaged and/or leaking . .
Any loose, cracked, broken or missing frame members.