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Aligning the wheels on a motor vehicle to a particular degree from center to ensure the forward path of a vehicle remains static.

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Red values after wheel alignment

I have a Honda CR-V 2009, and all 4 wheels went under a wheel alignment today. However toe value remained red at left rear, also total toe is out of specification. Rear strut assemblies were recently ...
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Alignment and balancing readout doesn't match required values

I had gone on a road trip and had hit a bad pothole. The steering started pulling a bit after that. After I got the alignment and balancing done yesterday, the pull seems better, but the values on the ...
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Steering wheel misaligned to the left *only* after making a left turn

Vehicle is a 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD. For as long as I can remember while owning this vehicle (about 3 years) the steering wheel is cocked to the left, maybe 20 degrees or so while driving ...
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Alignment shows some red, car still pulling right

I know this has been asked but I wanted to see if there is anything here that is alarming. I still have a noticeable pull to the right if not worse than when I took the car in. Thank you in advance ...
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Can I use camber bolts on my 2013 Suzuki Splash?

I need to adjust the camber on my 2013 Suzuki Splash, and the current bolts do not allow for camber adjustment. The only ones I found for Suzuki Splash anywhere are these: https://shopeibach.co.uk/...
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Tyre Pressure & Wheel Alignment

Long story short, got front end wheel alignment done but it was quite off centre, checked my tyre pressure and there was a 3-4 PSI difference between each tyre. Am I correct to assume tyre pressure ...
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BMW alignment made things worse

I have an M240i xDrive Convertible w/ staggered tires.. Got new tires, got an alignment as there was a slight pull to the right and now it's significantly worse. On paper the alignment is spot on. ...
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Car alignment and tire wear mismatch

I've recently changed two of my tires on my Honda Civic EX-T 2016. These tires (front and back of the passenger's side) kept losing air consistently, becoming flat after 1 week in parking. I bought ...
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How accurate is a "good" toe-in alignment?

I'm curious what is considered "Good", "Bad", and "Ugly" for alignments. I've seen specs such as ± 0.1° for toe in, but it's not clear to me if that's a CYA number; a &...
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How do you calculate primary angles in wheel alignment for a particular chassis?

We are trying to make a "efficycle" with a tadpole design. How should we select all the basic parameters for it like camber, caster, roll center etc.? Is there a range of values for a ...
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What does a 4-wheel alignment actually do and is it worth it?

It's time for me to replace the tires on my 2016 4Runner with 64K miles, and I noticed on the tire shop's web site that they offer 4-wheel alignment as an additional service for $69 when buying a new ...
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Does the alignment problem cause uneven tread wear in my case?

2002 Camry LE, 4 cylinder, Michelin premier a/s performance h/v purchased in 2017, 60,000 mile tread wear warranty. The tread reaches the end of the life only after 33,000 miles, and the tread wear is ...
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Is this indicative of just needing a wheel alignement or something more serious?

I hit a guardrail going ~25-30mph. The impact was on the front drivers side right under the headlight area. The bumper is a little loose and has a few scratches but has no cracks or breaks. After the ...
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Car still pulling to right after 3 wheel alignment

I had subframe replaced on a 2008 Honda Accord after my son hit a curb while turning. The car is still pulling to the right we’ve had 3 wheel alignments and the last place told me the right front ...
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How bad is it to drive on a slightly misaligned car? (AWD, winter tires)

My dealership had a broken alignment machine when I got new winter tires. I went elsewhere the next day to get an alignment and I'm told "there's a stuck alignment bolt that won't move". I'm ...
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Car frequently loses its alignment over minor bumps and potholes even after getting aligned

I own a Dec 2019 EcoSport RHD. It has been a problem ever since I bought the car. First there was an issue of stubborn left pull. After lot of argument, the dealer replaced the right knuckle and ...
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I got my wheels balanced and aligned and my car is still shaking

My car is a jeep patriot 2014 and only had one previous owner with no wrecks, ive only had the car since January and about a month ago my car started to shake while on back roads. I checked all my ...
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Honda Odyssey alignment results in camber out of spec? Normal?

I splurged on an alignment after getting new tires for my 2018 Odyssey. It was done by the my Honda dealership that has done all service on the vehicle, except the recently installed Costco tires. ...
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Bmw 530d moves my car all over road on bumpy roads

I own a bmw 530d and i just met with an accident wherein the car’s right side suspension / arm/ alloy (both front and back only right side) got replaced , i got the suspension and tyre alignment done ...
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Realignnent still got ' red 'readings afterwards

Have seen this question and answers before but still don't get it and am still worried I wondered the same why mine are different on both sides and still a couple of reds. Had 3 new tyres, (except ...
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What signs indicate to the driver that an alignment is needed?

I am replacing the front struts on my Honda Civic. It seems 100% of the people online advise that this repair necessitates an alignment of some kind. Aside from the repair I'm performing to the front ...
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What kind of alignments can I get for a Honda Civic?

I'm watching this video, "Front Strut Replacement 9th Gen Honda Civic 2013" and they say, "On this particular Honda Civic there is no camber adjustment or caster adjustment the only ...
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Bonnet (hood) alignment problem

Yesterday, I made a mistake when I was jacking up my car. The bonnet was open vertically and I didn't notice it is close to the ceiling. I jacked up the car slowly and saw some white material is ...
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Metallic bang sound when moving off

Honda Civic coupe vti 1999. When moving off today just as I was manoeuvring out I heard a metallic bang sound which sounds like ‘dang’ noise if that makes any sense. I made nothing off it drove out ...
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Does changing suspension bushing require camber adjustment?

I have Mitsubishi Mirage 1999 or sometimes called Lancer in some countries. I have recently changed the the rear and front suspension and took the car for camber adjustment and alignment. I noticed ...
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2014 Nissan Sentra FE-S Alignment issues

I just bought a 2014 Nissan Sentra with low miles 33k. I noticed that the tires had been replaced at 25k which seemed low to me. I received the service report on the car after buying it and it shows ...
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Alignment is weird

I just replaced the cv axle on my car after hitting a curb. I changed the cv and took it to a shop to get a alignment it was right and they showed me the print out from the alignment rack, but when I’...
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Symptoms of bad camber?

My car's steering is unpredictable at times. It often happens when going over a bump or turning or on a road with a lot of droops in it. For just a split second the steering will go in a direction I ...
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2008 buick lucerne CXL 3.8 L engine mounts

I just got this car and a mechanic told me it needed a transmission mount on the drivers side. After replacing it and saw that it wasn't bad I found the engine still moves a lot when power braking ...
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Replaced power steering gear box - steering wheel not straight?

So I just replaced my power steering gear box (04 Nissan Xterra). However, now my steering wheel is off-center when the truck is driving straight!? Not a lot, maybe 40-45deg, if that. At a loss of ...
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What are possible reasons for positive include angle (camber) on my 2002 Honda Civic?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic Hatchback (Make in UK, the body looks like the Civic SI in the States). Both the shocks and the lower arms have been replaced. I can see how the lower arms being too short ...
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The wrong control arm for my 2002 Honda Civic?

I have a Civic Hatchback produced in Great Britain in 2001 (living in France). Since I replaced the control arms in 2014 I have had strange problems: I needed to install a washer between the ...
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Vauxhall Corsa 3dr 1.0 active

I need to replace my rear springs, do I need a wheel alignment after this? I’ve just had a wheel alignment done so hope not.
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i20 front rear wheel tilted inside!

The upper half of front rear wheel of i20 is bending or tilting inside a bit approx. 1 inch. However, the left rear wheel is not. No bending either sides at all. Is this normal?? How do I correct to ...
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Arr cars with lowered suspension more susceptible to getting misaligned than those without?

Are cars which have lowered suspensions more susceptible to getting misaligned due to potholes etc than one which is at a normal ride height?
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How long before a bad alignment will have an affect on tyres?

If I travel a short distance day 20 miles with a bad alignment, is that likely to cause any significant tyres wear or is it only over hundreds of miles etc after which it will start noticeably ...
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Do you need a wheel alignment after changing a tyre?

Will be changing a tyre due to low tread. I’ve heard you should get an alignment done afterwards but then I’ve heard thered no need. What is the truth?
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How can you ensure your alignment will not be damaged from potholes? [closed]

uk Roads have gone so bad now there are pot holes everywhere. So as not to have to do an alignment what can I do avoid this? I imagine drive slowly in which case what would be a safe speed for ...
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Wheel Alignment Still Feels Off After Getting Alignment

My mechanic replaced the left control arm and crossmember on my 2007 Nissan Versa. After, I went to a Nissan Dealership to get an alignment. I felt like the alignment was better in some ways after but ...
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Wheel Alignment: Is Wheel Works trying to take advantage of me? They want to shim my Prius C rear wheels

I went to Wheel Works a few days ago and I bought a lifetime wheel alignment. I don't know much about my cars but they wanted to charge $241 to shim my rear tires so they can realign. Here is the ...
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Can you diy a four wheel alignment?

I notice there are diy guides on how to do a front end alignment. Can the rear wheels also be done diy? Will the car feel straight if you have a front end alignment but dont do the rear? what are ...
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New struts car pulls to the right

I replaced both front struts on my 2008 camry the car did not pull b4 this but now does . I checked the tire pressure and it was fine I then took it for an alignment and all 4 are within spec no ...
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Pulsar NS200 (2018) Pulls towards left

I know it's dangerous to take off your hands from the handlebar and riding on the roads. But just to give a check When i try to leave my hands from my bike the handle pulls it to the left side of the ...
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2006 Honda Accord can't be aligned by shop

A few days ago I replaced the left front outer tie right and the right front inner and outer tied rods and then took the 2006 honda accord lx to another shop for an alignment. Firestone told me that ...
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What might be causing a need for alignment when you haven’t done something obvious?

I think my car needs an alignment however it had been parked up for some months prior to which I did an alignment and it was straight. I know certain things can cause a need for alignment e.g. ...
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Is alignment needed after replacing upper control arms?

My yearly NY inspection revealed a bad upper ball joint and the shop gave me a quote to replace it. One of the line items on the quote was an automatic and irremovable item which read "Auto: alignment ...
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Can out-of-spec rear camber on one side can cause the car to pull to that side while going straight?

I have a 01-05 Civic and it pulls noticeably to the right when my steering wheel is straight. I did a full alignment ( we have a alignment bench where I work ) only the non-adjustable rear right ...
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What is the typical accuracy of alignment rack?

I've looked at spec sheets from a few manufacturers - Hunter, Atlas, Hofman - and none list their accuracy or tolerance. My Subaru spec sheet shows ± 45' for camber, ±10' for toe angle, ± 30' for ...
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Wobbling wheel, Chevy Malibu LT

I have a 2007 Chevy Malibu I was driving down the highway and I heard a pop come from the rear passenger side wheel and then it sounded like I had a flat but the tire is now wobbling pretty bad what ...
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Tire alignment and rotation - still pulls to the right

Legacy 2017. bought with 26k miles and on a highway found out that car pulls to the right so I had to compensate with a steering to the left a little bit. Dealership made an alignment but it still ...
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