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I have a 98 xj8 and it has been stood for 4 years so I have just replaced all the brakes and front suspension bushes. On the bottom wish bone there is a dot and a line for setting the position of the bolt and wish bone does the dot go to the top line or bottom line ? for standard set up

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The datum marks on the eccentric bolt heads are to help reassemble when you have replaced suspension parts to make it easy to set up the camber/castor front wheel tracking you should make a note off the original settings before dismantling use the centre setting ie middle line to dot BUT THE FRONT CAMBER/TRACKINGCASTER SHOULD BE CHECKED ADJUSTED BY A SPECIALIST WITH 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT KIT

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SOURCE: 1988 Xjs Suspention.

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SOURCE: very noisy squeky fron suspension on jaguar xj8

You might need a lube job or you may need to see if noise is coming from another place such as your engine water pump, brakes, power steering. Look for leaks.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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