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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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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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Wheel alignment technology that can identify worn suspension, any good?

I went to a garage that were charging £120 for wheel alignment which is a lot more than the usual rate which is 50-70 and I think even the dealer charges £70. However on their website they mention "...
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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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Can I get alignment with only replacing 3 tires?

I have an obvious alignment issue and I need to replace the front 2 tires because of the wear that it has caused. One of my rear tires is brand new (replaced a matter of weeks ago), but the other has ...
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Car vibrates and has mild drone at 15-45 mph

I bought a used car with worn-out tires. Between speeds of 14-45mph the car vibrates and produces low frequency growling/droning noise. When above 45 mph, vibrations go away but drone pitch increases (...
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Can a proper wheel alignment be done in less than 15 minutes?

My mechanic recently told me I needed to have a wheel alignment done on my Honda Accord, so I called a few local places for estimates. They all said the alignment would take about 60-90 minutes. I ...
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Crooked steering became straight after tyre rotation

In october last year I bought 4 tires for my car and at same time got the alignment and balancing done. After that the steering wheel angle was a little bit crooked, as the car neither glided to any ...
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How do I check my car for damage after hitting a huge pothole?

I live in Michigan where potholes are plentiful. I hit a big one the other day that really jarred my car. I don't see any obvious damage on or around the tires, but I'm not really sure what to look ...
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Car pulls to the right when braking - started after putting jack stand under control arm

So when I jacked my car through a front central jack point, I managed to raise the car high enough to put the jack stand under the designated jack point on the left side of the car but it wasn't high ...
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Tire uneven wear - cause and appropriate preventative action?

The inside of the tires are worn as seen in the attached photos (both front and rear). This is an SUV with about 80k miles on it. Any ideas on 1) what would cause this, 2) how the car could develop ...
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Steering wheel won't align straight after turning - 2007 Honda Jazz

My friend bought a 10-y.o. Honda Jazz recently (Honda Fit in the U.S. AFAIK). Normally, after turning, the wheels should "align themselves" straight thanks to suspension geometry - in his car, you ...
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Solid front axle alignment - jeep wrangler

So I put some new suspensions on my jeep about a year ago. Nothing fancy, just coil springs, shocks and stabilizer bars, leaving the factory control arms etc in place. It was a DIY job in my parking ...
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Is it possible to fix noisy feathered tires?

My 2008 Highlander had an alignment problem and caused some (or maybe all) of the tires to feather. I got the alignment fixed but the tires are still quite noisy when I drive and they seem to be ...
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Rear Axle Damaged

I have a 2011 Chevrolet Beat (both Petrol/LPG version). It has a long history of uneven wear and tear in the rear tyre which neither the tyre companies are ready to accept nor Chevrolet. I am trying ...
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Is it necessary to have an alignment done after installing Firestone Coil Rite air helper springs on a 4WD vehicle?

I am having some Firestone Coil Rite Air Helper springs installed on the rear of my 4wd SUV. Is it necessary to have an Alignment done when this is completed? I have gotten a few quotes with some who ...
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Wish to understand why non-stock vehicle alignment is an issue

I just replaced all of my suspension components (Shocks, Springs, Hangers, Shackles) on my Ford Excursion with that of an F350 + a few modifications to make the rake appear level. I also have slightly ...
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What is this left pulling on my car

My car has an extremely annoying pull to the left. If I take my hands off the wheel, the car will drift over to the left, starting very slightly pulling left then aggressively pulling more to the left ...
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Do I need to align my tires after replacing the struts?

I just replaced all 4 struts in my 2002 Camry. I'm about to put the tires back on, but am I good to drive off or do I need to do alignment first? I know how to check my front toe if my rear wheels are ...
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Adjusting excessive camber by bending the rotor assembly?

In my previous question I mentioned my problem with the excessive camber and how the shop told me that the issue seems to be with my car not with the strut. Now something controversial here in my ...
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Excessive camber on the left front wheel?

I just replaced the struts on my vehicle from a pair I brought from the junkyard and went in for an alignment, the shop then told me that my left wheel has 2"30 degrees of camber and the only way to ...
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Wheel alignment based on different vehicle model

I have a Toyota Solara 2006, and the auto repair has done wheel alignment on my vehicle based on the specifications of Toyota Solara 1999-2003 models. Is this a problem?
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Alignment Measurements after hitting a curb

I hit a curb with my front right tire. I hit with an angle and with 25-30 Miles per hour speed. I took my vehicle to an auto pair, and surprisingly they told me that nothing is bent or damaged. They ...
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Why is toe in and toe out required at all?

I don't see any reason why having a toe in or toe out setting to your tyre should provide any effect at all to the drive. It almost feels as if it should add to the cons when driving along a straight ...
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Car shakes when braking: warped rotors or alignment?

I have an 07 Chevy Impala and I'm trying to pinpoint the shaking that occurs when braking. Only shakes when braking slowly on highway. The whole car does shake pretty badly. I just put in a new set of ...
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Which of these things knocked my wheels out of alignment?

On Sunday, my car drove just fine, no problems. On Monday, I did not drive my car. On Tuesday, my car started bouncing pretty hard once I got up to 50 mph the first time driving it since Sunday. ...