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Toe out changed k-frame post curb experience toe out and camber off

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Get an alignment. Any time you change any part of the suspension or steering or even the engine cradle in your case, you'll need to take it to a shop for an alignment.

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I need the rear suspension adjustment figures for wh statesman


From the Holden Service CD:

The toe-in specification is deliberately quoted as an angle because wherever possible toe-in should be measured in degrees. Refer below for the recommended wheel alignment settings. These settings are at curb weight, which is the vehicle
in a condition of full fluids, full fuel, no people or luggage.


Front Toe-in Degrees Total 0°10' ± 0°10'
Degrees Per Wheel 0°05' ± 0°5'
Camber - 0°30' ± 0°20'
Caster 7°45' ± 1°15'

Rear Toe : 0 ± 1mm (0°± 0?10mins)
Camber : -1°30mins to -2°30mins
Torque Settings : 65 ± 5Nm

Jun 29, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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After hitting curb


the stub axle and support is bent so I would change the complete unit with a unit from the wreckers . All wishbones and strut units depending on your suspension. Check for damage to the sub-frame where it all bolts to.

Apr 20, 2014 | 2006 Audi A3

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Front Wheel Allignment


On these LH body cars, camber is not adjustable. Neither is caster. Those angles are preset by the suspension geometry. However, specifications for them ARE published. Generally, if either of those two parameters are out of spec, then it's likely something is worn or damaged and needs to be replaced.

The only adjustable parameters are to the front and rear toe but specified as "Total Toe" - see note below.
The alignment specs are as follows ...

ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS AT VEHICLE CURB HEIGHT
A. FRONT WHEELS
  1. CAMBER
    Acceptable -0.6° to +0.6°
    Preferred +0.0°
    Side to Side Differential
    Acceptable 0.7° or less
    Preferred 0.0°
  2. TOTAL TOE - Specified in degrees. See Note Below
    Acceptable 0.4° in -to- 0.0° out
    Preferred 0.2° in
  3. CASTER* (reference angle)
    Acceptable +2.0° -to- +4.0°
    Preferred +3.0°
    *Side to Side Caster Difference not to exceed
    Acceptable 1.0° or less
    Preferred 0.0°
B. REAR WHEELS
  1. CAMBER
    Acceptable -0.6° -to- +0.4°
    Preferred +0.1°
  2. TOTAL TOE** - Specified in degrees. See Note Below.
    Acceptable 0.2° out -to- 0.4° in
    Preferred -0.1° in
    **TOE OUT when backed onto alignment rack is TOE IN when driving.
  3. THRUST ANGLE
    Acceptable -0.15° -to- +0.15°
Note: "Total Toe" is the arithmetic sum of the left and right Toe settings. Positive is Toe-in. Negative is Toe-out. Total Toe must be equally split between left and right wheels. Left and Right Toe must be equal to within 0.02° (2 one hundredths of a degree).

Courtesy RJK & Concorde Shop Manual

Mar 08, 2014 | 1994 Chrysler Concorde

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Wheel alignment


If the car is stock then I would run the caster at .05 higher on the right than the left to adjust for the crown of the road. the front alignment looks good other than I am not sure which one is camber and which one is caster. To adjust the rear camber on these cars you have to have a camber kit. From the angle I am seeing you don't have a camber kit. Also the only way to adjust caster on the civic is to shift the sub frame.

Jul 30, 2013 | 1997 Honda Civic

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I want to know how to fix the alignment on my 1995 honda accord ex.


Before making wheel alignment adjustment, perform the following checks:
  1. Tires should be equal in size and runout must not be excessive. Tires and wheels should be in balance, and inflated to manufacturer's specifications.

  2. Wheel bearings must be properly adjusted. Steering linkage and suspension must not have excessive looseness. Check for wear in tie rod ends and ball joints.
  3. Steering gear box must not have excessive play. Check and adjust to manufacturer's specifications.
  4. Vehicle must be at curb height with full fuel load and spare tire in vehicle. No extra load should be on vehicle.
  5. Vehicle must be level with floor and with suspension settled. Jounce front and rear of vehicle several times and allow it to settle to normal curb height.
  6. If steering wheel is not centered with front wheels in straight-ahead position, correct by shortening one tie rod adjusting sleeve and lengthening opposite sleeve equal amounts.
  7. Ensure wheel lug nuts are tightened to torque specifications
Ride Height Adjustment

Before adjusting alignment, check riding height. Riding height must be checked with vehicle on level floor and tires properly inflated. Passenger and luggage compartments must be unloaded. Bounce vehicle several times, and allow suspension to settle. Visually inspect vehicle from front to rear and from side to side for signs of abnormal height.
Measure riding height. See figure. Riding height between left and right sides of vehicle should vary less than 1′ (25.4 mm). If riding height is not within specification, check suspension components and repair or replace them as necessary.
Wheel Alignment Procedures

Honda recommends using commercially available computerized 4-wheel alignment equipment. Follow equipment manufacturer instructions to obtain vehicle alignment settings. Use following procedures for necessary adjustments.
Civic Camber Adjustment
Compare camber settings with vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If camber is incorrect, check for bent or damaged front suspension components. Replace faulty components. Recheck camber.
Civic Caster Adjustment
DO NOT use more than 2 shims. If more than 2 shims are required to adjust caster angle, check for bent or damaged suspension components.
Compare caster settings with vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If caster is incorrect, check for bent or damaged front suspension components. Replace faulty components. Recheck caster.
Civic Toe-In Adjustment

  1. Secure steering wheel in straight-ahead position. Measure front wheel toe-in. If adjustment is needed, loosen tie rod lock nuts. Turn both tie rods equally in the same direction until front wheels are in straight-ahead position and toe-in reading is correct. Tighten tie rod lock nuts. Reposition tie rod boots if twisted.
  2. Ensure parking brake is released. Check rear wheel toe-in. If adjustment is needed, hold adjusting bolt on rear compensator arm and loosen lock nut. See figure. Adjust rear toe-in by sliding rear control arm until rear toe-in is correct. Install NEW lock nut, and tighten it while holding adjusting bolt.
Wheel Alignment Specifications

  • Camber - Measurement in degrees.
    • Front: 0 (range -1 to 1)
    • Rear: 0.33 (range -1.33 to 0.67)
  • Caster - Measurement in degrees.
    • 1.17 (range 0.17 to 2.17)
  • Toe-In - Measurement in inches (mm).
    • Front: -0 (0)
    • Rear: 0.08 (2.0)
  • Toe-In - Measurement in degrees.
    • Front: 0.00 (range - 0.16 to 0.16)
  • Toe-Out On Turns - Measurement in degrees.
    • Inner: 41.00
    • Outer: 33.50
Torque Specifications Ft. Lbs (N.m)

  • Rear Control Arm Adjusting Bolt: 48 (65)
  • Spindle Nut: 136 (185)
  • Tie Rod Lock Nut: 41 (55)
  • Wheel Lug Nuts: 80 (108)
hope this helps you out.

May 09, 2011 | 1995 Honda Accord

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What is the toe adjustment for a 1998 ford windstar 3.8L


Hello Snsimpson



Here are all the specs for the Windstar.


FRONT ALIGNMENT (CURB HEIGHT WITH 1/2 TANK OF FUEL)
Camber

Nominal -0.25°
Minimum -0.75°
Maximum +0.25°
Split 0.0°±0.5° Caster
Right

Nominal +3.80°
Minimum +3.05°
Maximum +4.55°
Split -0.5°±0.5° Left

Nominal +3.30°
Minimum +2.55°
Maximum +4.05°
Split -0.5°±0.5° Total Toe [1]

Nominal -0.10°
Minimum -0.40°
Maximum +0.20° Clear Vision [2]

Nominal -0.2°
Minimum -2.8°
Maximum 3.2° REAR ALIGNMENT (CURB HEIGHT WITH 1/2 TANK OF FUEL)
Camber

Nominal 0.0°
Minimum -0.3°
Maximum +0.3° Total Toe [1]

Nominal -0.06°
Minimum -0.40°
Maximum +0.28° [1] Positive value specifications for toe-in, negative value specification for toe is toe-out. [2] Negative value specification for clear vision is counterclockwise.

Nov 16, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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When turning corners my car seems to oversteer it also pulls


To me it sounds as if you may have hit a curb or pothole, knocking out of alignment.
Look toward the bottom of the web page I provide for "BASIC ALIGNMENTS". Pay particular attention to these videos I suggest in that category. Please start in the sequence I provide to get a proper understanding, then watch all if interested.
1. CAMBER
2. CASTER
3. TOE
4. What Causes Alignments to change
5. Gross Alignment Errors

http://www.hunter.com/videos/index.cfm?cat=2

Oct 10, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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My wife hit a curb in her 99 Subaru legacy GT. Now the rear tire is sloped like this /XXXX/ Took it to a repair shop - they said they couldn't find any bent components - yet the tire is wearing on the...


In my experience as an alignment tech at Sears Roebuck & Co., I found that angles can most definitely be changed by hitting a curb or getting into a car accident.

Looking at it with the naked eye doesn't always show how the parts were bent.

If the tires are wearing on the outside, then the camber and possible toe was affected by the accident.

Have the car aligned at a reputable shop like Sears Auto Center or Firestone or Goodyear, and you'll get the same answer.

Ask for a printout of the angles before and after the repair service has been performed.

If the lower control arm was bent, then have it replaced, or have the angles adjusted. A good alignment shop will replace the bent parts, and adjust the adjustable angles for you to bring it back to factory specifications.

A Subaru Legacy GT would be a unibody car, so a body shop that specializes in unibody collision can be a good place to go as well. They are used to rebuilding wrecks from the ground up in order to bring the entire car back to specifications.

One may have to bounce between the body shop and if they don't have the alignment machines, a name brand company like Sears or Firestone or Goodyear that has the computerized alignment machine for doing the final angle adjustments.

Aug 17, 2010 | 1999 Subaru Legacy

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Right negative camber.....is it adjustable? The toe was out of adjustment........when adjusted to specs the camber was still -2.3 degrees


Camber is the lean "off perpendicular" of the wheel. This error could be worn control arm bushings or something bent from a collision or pothole curb hit. Jack up the car from the lower control arm, not the frame. This will keep weight on the front suspension same as if it's on the ground. With the tire about 2 inches off the ground and the car wheels chocked safely, now you can check for wear. Do not get under the car !!!! Use about a 2 foot steel bar or pipe, placed under the wheel. Now lifting up see if there is loosness , clunking of the wheel or movement of the control arm bushings.

Feb 05, 2010 | 2006 Mazda 3

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