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Alignment Only 2 of 3 adjustments are available for the 90 charade. The front left still pulling left. Am I right in thinking I need a new lower left control arm because of the rubber bushings in it?

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Check for cracking in the shell, the G100 series had a problem.

The LCA can bend if subjected to abuse. You can check for too much play by raising the car and using a pinch bar to force movement.

Similarly use a bar to test for weak or sheared engine mounts.

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My 330d bmw pulling to left but tracking good


could be two things. check tire pressure first. If okay and still pulling left, alignment is off. Need alignment

Apr 21, 2014 | 2006 Suzuki Reno

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How to do a wheel alignment


nearly impossible but there are some things that you can do to reduce tyre wear.. 1---place the wheels in the straight ahead position. Using a spirit level place it vertical across the front rims touching only the rim top and bottom . adjust to achieve the bubble just touching on the outer line. That should give you about 1/2 to 1 degree camber. next measure with a tape the distance between the left and right rims 1/2 way up on the front of the rim. Record this measurement. Repeat the measuring at the back of the front rims at the same level as the front measurement was taken Adjust the tie rod ends evenly until the front measurement is anout 1/8 to 1/4 " smaller than the rear measurement. This is the toe in/ out measurement. The caster adjustment you will need a caster angle gauge. They are available and they stick on the hub center. and measure the difference in degrees from full left to full right turn. It need to be about 1 to 1&1/2 degrees positive.. It would be cheaper on the tyres to have the alignment done professionally and a sight quicker.

Apr 04, 2013 | Subaru Impreza Cars & Trucks

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I replaced the right side head on my 2001 mustang gt and i need to know how to set up the timming so it will run right


Hi, this engine user copper links on the chain align the copper links with the marks shown on the diagram below. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

To install:
  1. Compress the timing chain tensioner plunger in a soft jaw vise and install a retaining clip to hold the plunger in place.
  2. Remove the tensioner.
  3. If the copper links are not visible on the timing chains, mark one link on each end of the chain.
  4. Install the left and right timing chain guides and tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  5. Position the lower end of the left timing chain on the crankshaft sprocket, aligning the copper link with the timing mark on the outer flange of the crankshaft sprocket.
  6. Position the timing chain on the left camshaft sprocket with the camshaft sprocket timing mark aligned with the copper link.
  7. Position the left timing chain tensioner arm on the dowel pin and install the timing chain tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  8. Remove the retaining clip from the tensioner plunger.
  9. Position the lower end of the right timing chain on the crankshaft sprocket, aligning the copper link with the timing mark on the outer flange of the crankshaft sprocket.
  10. Position the timing chain on the right camshaft sprocket with the camshaft sprocket timing mark aligned with the copper link.
  11. Position the left timing chain tensioner arm on the dowel pin and install the timing chain tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  12. Remove the retaining clip from the tensioner plunger.
  13. Ensure correct alignment of all timing chain links and sprocket timing marks.
  14. Install the camshaft roller followers and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts. See the procedure under Camshaft.
  15. Install the crankshaft sensor ring on the crankshaft.
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    Fig. Timing chain link and sprocket timing mark alignment-4.6L engine

  16. Apply sealant to the front cover mating surface as shown.
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    Fig. Sealant application to the front cover mating surface-4.6L engine

  17. Install a new gasket on the front cover, then install the front cover and hand tighten the bolts.
  18. Tighten the front cover bolts in the sequence shown to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  19. Tighten the front cover-to-oil pan bolts in the sequence shown to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), plus an additional 60 degrees
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    Fig. Front cover bolt tightening sequence-4.6L engine

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    Fig. Front cover-to-oil pan bolt tightening sequence-4.6L engine

  20. Lubricate the engine front cover and oil seal lip with clean engine oil and install the seal using a seal installer.
  21. Apply sealant to the Woodruff key slot in the crankshaft pulley, then press on the crankshaft damper.
  22. Tighten the crankshaft damper as follows:
    1. Step 1: 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
    2. Step 2: Loosen the bolt one full turn.
    3. Step 3: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    4. Step 4: 90 degrees.

  23. Connect the crankshaft position sensor connector.
  24. Install the power steering pump and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  25. Install the wiring harness retainer to the power steering stud bolt.
  26. Install the power steering pump pulley shield.
  27. Install the water pump pulley.
  28. Install the J bracket to the engine front cover stud bolt.
  29. Install both left and right camshaft position sensor connectors.
  30. Install both left and right radio interference capacitors.
  31. Connect the hoses from the coolant crossover.
  32. Install the valve covers. See the procedure under Cylinder Head.
  33. Install the right side idler pulley.
  34. Install the accessory drive belt.
  35. Install the coolant degas bottle.
  36. Connect the negative battery cable.
  37. Fill the crankcase with clean engine oil.
  38. Start the engine. Check for leaks and proper operation.

Aug 14, 2011 | Ford Mustang Cars & Trucks

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My vehicle pulls gently to the off side if I loosen my grip on the steering wheel. Is it a general problem. The vehicle has covered 40,000 miles from new


This could be worn tires or even low tire pressure on one side of the vehicle or possibly a slight front end alignment problem. Check the tires first.

Feb 16, 2011 | 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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I have a 1997 Ford Escort that I recently put (2) new tires on the front. After the tires the vehicle started pulling to the left very badly. I had the tires switched in the front left to right, right to...


Yes loosening the top strut/bracket is needed to adjust the alignment, the rear should be fine unless there is damage to rear suspension compontents that need replaced, however for that vehicle just the front.

Jan 26, 2011 | 1997 Ford Escort

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My car shakes and jerks to the right. I think i need an alignment. Could bald tires make a car shake and ****?


No, bald tyres can only make the car skid to their side not shake or **** it. It could be brake adjustment gone out too.

Mar 09, 2010 | 2003 Jaguar X-Type

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TIMING MARKS CAMBELT REPLACEMENT FOR CL-T CHARADE, PLEASE


This is the best I could find for you .. I am unfortunately able to verify the info because I have no personal experience with this car or its engine ...

Mar 14, 2009 | 1988 Daihatsu Charade

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Car drives to the left when steering wheel is neutral


No.  Go to another shop,and don't return to this place if ALL they told you was the boot was broken. Sounds like you know about as much as the shop you went to ... you wouldn't want to pay you to work on your car, right?
If they had said a tie rod end was bad, you could go back, but based on your description of what they told you, I  wouldn't let them fix a flat.
You have a 2001 Passat,and at that age ALL front wheel cars will need new CV boots.  The front outer CV boots are probably both broken and need to be replaced, but this has nothing to do with the pulling.   If you ignore the boots, you will be buying 2 rebuilt axles or 2 new CVs in the next year or two.
You need to find a reliable shop in your area that work on VWs or Audis (essentially the same thing).  Many shops will not touch VWs.  Check for a VW club in the area and ask around. If you are going to keep this car, any time consuming research you do to find an honest VW mechanic will pay off.

You need to go to an QUALIFIED alignment shop and ask for a 4 wheel alignment. This shop should do only alignment, NOT be a tire store.   If they are competent, they will notice any suspension problems and tell you what to get fixed before they can align it.  Make sure that they think that alignment will resolve your problem, and get them to agree if it doesn't, they will align it for free in the next month or so, when you get the front suspension fixed.   
One of two things are causing the pulling
1. First when you lent your car to your college buddy last year,  he hit a pothole or a curb or something so hard as to knock the suspension out of alignment.  Or possibly the alignment is out fo other reasons.
Or 
2.Some suspension part was worn out,  check with the VW dealer for recall notices on either upper or lower control arms, (98 Passat had recall on one of these).  

Nov 01, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen new Passat

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How can the rear suspension be adjusted?


REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT
TOE-IN : 0±2 mm (0±0.08 in.)
note_icon.gif 1. The rear suspension lower arm mounting cam bolt should be turned an equal amount on both sides during adjustment. Right wheel : Clockwise direction : toe-in Left wheel : Clockwise direction : ton-out Maximum difference between LH and RH : 3mm 2. The cam bolt should be adjusted within a 90° range left or right from the center position. CAMBER Standard value : 0°±30´ Maximum difference between LH and RH : 3mm : 0±2 mm (0±0.08 in.) note_icon.gif 1. The rear suspension upper arm mounting cam bolt should be turned an equal amount on both sides during adjustment. 2. Install the left and right springs which have the same identification color. 3. The cam bolt should be adjusted within a 90° range left and right from the center position.e55b100.gif TIRE WEAR 1. Measure the tread depth of the tires. Tread depth of tire [Limit] : 1.6 mm (0.06 in.) 2. If the remaining tread depth is less than the limit, replace the tire. note_icon.gif When the tread depth of the tire is reduced to 1.6 mm (0.06 in.) or less, the wear indicators will appear.

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