johkar at teleport.com
Mon Sep 17 22:22:58 EDT 2001
Our 1990 V8 automatic is having alignment issues. The car use to be able
to align quite easily to -0.5 deg. camber on all 4 corners with in spec.
caster (not adjustable, right?). Now after having all the suspension
bushings, bearings, strut mounts, etc. replaced, the shop can only get
-1.25 deg. camber on both side in the front. Caster is all messed up at 2+
deg. on the left and 1.5+ on the right (should be reversed). The rear
I had used the wrong strut mounts (S4). When those were replaced with the
5ktq part, it helped camber, but according to the shop, not much. BTW,
There is at least a 1/4" difference in diameter between the '91+ 200, V8
and '92+ S4/S6 strut mounts.
This is a good shop in Portland who have done a great job on the three
other cars in our fleet. Moreover, two of those cars are lowered.
In 1000 miles, the previous bad alignment, with similar caster issues, took
a brand new tire down to 7/32"!
BTW, the shop set the toe to 5 feet per mile IN.
Any idea what could cause these problems on a non-lowered car? All parts
in the front suspension are stock.
TIA for any help.
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