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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 19:25:59 GMT
From: "Abdallah" <>
Subject: Re: front end mis-alignment or...?

"Grunff" <> wrote in message news:bh7vk7$uj5nm$ > > - can the camber be adjusted easily, or could this bespeak > > bigger problems at the front end? > > Camber can't be adjusted. dang! > One of the things I *hate* about McP > struts is the horrible variable geometry they give. Front camber > will change depending on front load. > > However, badly worn strut bearings (at the top of the struts) > will give the same result. > could the accident i had a few months back (side-impact on left front fender) have caused a problem with the struts? how could i do an easy check for this myself? > > > - would the alignment problem cause such excessive wear on > > these tyres? > > Yes it would, as would a 2500 mile trip with an overloaded front > end. Any chance it was/is overloaded, hence the camber? can't see how it could be overloaded. just the engine in there - all the luggage was in the boot/trunk and 2 adults+3 kids in the cabin. i'll check if the camber appears different now that the car is unloaded. will tyres wear more on long trips at high speeds compared to city driving?

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