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It's probably just something small that, it sounds like doesn't actually make a difference. I won't mention it.
The kind of damage that was done, and in fact I think had been done many years ago when the car had another owner, was that part of the arm touched the bottom of the car. I'm talking just a little bit (of course almost all the weight of the car was on the jacking beam). It's that, I don't believe it should touch *at all*. As I mentioned in my previous post, I will actually go through the trouble to paint this.
The shop owner was nice enough to let me hang out with the mechanic the whole time. When the car was in the air though and I noticed this, I mentioned it to him but didn't say much more for fear of pissing him off (this is only the second time in almost ten years that my car sees a mechanic). I mean, I don't want this to happen! Yes, I'm anal, but isn't this how rust begins to form? I wouldn't my doctor to cut more of my skin than needed....
And now I have to go back there and get them to do the alignment. I'll have to ask really nicely, I guess. It really just takes a bit more work to get down below the car and check how the arms make contact. I also would prefer if they don't remove the Viggen rocker panel covers as the more they're removed, the weaker they get. I think this too, should be avoidable with the use of some wooden blocks.
Anyway, so where I stand is figuring out *exactly* what to ask them to do on the alignment (since, they said it's not necessary and so I have to walk in there knowing exactly what I need from them) and the challenge of asking nicely for the lift arms to not touch any part other than the beam. Since I don't know this, I'm asking for help here. What is it that I would need to be done in the front and in the rear? Which parts do I need to order in advance (shims)?
Thanks for the amateur physics explanation. I did take a look at the owner's manual and it says nothing about it.
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2001 9-3 Viggen Laser Red 5 door 44k miles
2000 9-3 SE Midnight Blue 5 door
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