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Maybe? Posted by bill schultz [Email] (#811) [Profile/Gallery] (more from bill schultz) on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:22:48
In Reply to: Alignment way off - causes?, RadioFlyer1, Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:45:43 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
If wheels were correct before swap, ball joints and tie rod ends are tight, (not sloppy)and steering wheel was "horizontal" it sounds like your shims ended up in the wrong locations. (Somehow stuff like that happens!) I would set the steering wheel to the horizontal position and get out and see if one road wheel, at least, looks right. If so look at the opposite wheel shims and logically deduce what would occur if each (toed out) set were swapped. (front to back only, not driver side to pass side) Remember that the shims always pull the upper "A" arms IN towards the center of the car body as well as fore and aft at the upper ball joints. From your picture if the steering wheel is "straight" it looks as if the driver side front and rear shim sets were reversed causing the "toe out". An alignment shop can fix the problem and solve the mystery. Happy deducing!
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