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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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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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Will driving 4 unbalanced tires to a shop for balancing cause any issue on the suspension/alignment?

I've refinished all 4 aluminum wheels on a 2wd 2001 Toyota Tacoma. In the process, I dismounted the tires (235/70) and flipped them (so the white lettering is on the inside) and removed all existing ...
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When should I get an alignment after strut and coil replacement?

This weekend I replaced most of the front suspension in my car, including the strut and coil assemblies for both front wheels. I was told it is wise to get an alignment done afterwords as my car is ...
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Rear camber alignment off, outside tire wear

Hoping to get some help from unbiased sources who aren't trying to sell me parts. The car is a 2014 Honda Accord LX. It has no adjustable camber in the rear without aftermarket parts. I've noticed ...
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Where can I find (Wheel alignment softwares) to download and use?

I've been searching the web for a long time to find any wheel alignment softwares but I couldn't find any ! please inform me if you know where to download or buy one. Thank you
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Will replacing the rear shocks, required a wheel alignment?

About 2 months ago, I had a 4 wheel alignment done on my 2006 Mazda 3. Now I need to replace the rear shocks. I'm planning on replacing the shocks myself and I am trying to avoid having to get ...
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Car pulling to left, gets worse when braking, often better when accelerating (especially when warm)

I have a Ford Focus Mk1 (2004) stationcar edition. I've been fixing it up myself as a (very rewarding) learning project (my first), and I've recently changed the clutch after fighting the bell-housing ...
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Unadjustable wheel alignment?

The guy at the just tire told me the alignment is not adjustable, I need new parts If i want to fix it, and also told me it won't effect the tire, is this true? One of my friends told me it will wear ...
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Difference between tracking and wheel alignment, when to get which?

I was under the impression that tracking and wheel alignment are the same thing. However it has occurred to me they are not. Tracking only looks at toe but wheel alignment does more. Please explain ...
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Will an off-center steering wheel be corrected in an alignment visit?

I am planning on installing an OEM heated steering wheel but I'm concerned that I might not have the wheels and steering perfectly aligned, and I'll install the new steering wheel slightly off-...
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I got new tires installed and now the left rear brake is stuck

2008 Honda CRV. Like I stated, I got new tires recently. I was trying to save a couple bucks, and went with a body shop that had a tire balancing machine. I think they messed up, because ever since I'...
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Steering wheel out of alignment, is it safe to drive short-term?

I parked extremely close to a curb and when pulling out of the spot, the tires weren't free to turn and I accidentally got the wheel out of alignment. Now the car drives straight when it's about 10 ...
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Steering wheel sometimes centered, sometimes not?

This is a weird thing to me. I have a 2009 Subaru WRX that recently needed a rack and pinion replacement due to leaking fluid. I got it aligned 3 times, because every time when I got my car back, the ...
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Do wheel alignments needs to be done after any repairs?

Are there any repairs which will cause wheels alignment to go wrong and so you should have the alignment done after the repair? If you remove the driveshaft as a result of changing inner and outer ...
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2017 BMW Alignment problems

2017 BMW X1 - front tire blew out and when inspected the mechanic advised a special shim was needed to set the right front camber setting . BMW dealership did not know what I was talking about when I ...
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Sound while turning wheel all the way. Just replaced struts and sway bar links

I have a 2010 jetta limited edition. I was told that the front coil springs were broken so they needed to replace the struts. While replacing struts, the mechanic said that the sway bar end link got ...
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Can an alignment done wrong damage my ball joints

Alignment was done in 15 minutes., before the alignment car steered fine after the alignment car steered involuntary at times.
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Another car hit my car, impact was mostly to front wheel and fender

Hi i got hit hard on wheel and tire, alignment is off, both front wheels point in diff directions, can the be fixed to oem perfection, or is the car a write off, 2018 Bmw M4 ? Other parties insurance ...
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