Wheel advice before alignment

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irishkeet
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Wheel advice before alignment

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Hello

I was wondering if anyone can advise on why the passenger wheel is not pointing straight with the drivers side wheel.......?

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Work done recently: new shocks & springs fitted, new powerflex bushes for lower control arms, radius rods, wishbones removed and cleaned and refitted with new nuts, new steering coupling.

Radius rods and wishbone eccentric washers set back to how they were originally, double checked this again today. I have not touched the track rods or the track rod ends.

Any help much appreciated before I take it to have the tracking /realignment done. I took it for a very short drive as is and it does not feel very safe. :shock:

Drivers wheel nice and straight
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Pass wheel!
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Re: Wheel advice before alignment

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Some of your original bushes where worn/collapsed

fitting new has moved the mounting points.

get a long straightedge or use a long piece of string all the way round the 4 wheels and adjust both front parallel then drive to tracking place.

Not unusual at all Keith
actually shows the lower arm bushes where knackered even though you had no play.

I can come over at the weekend and show you how if you need it.

Rick
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Re: Wheel advice before alignment

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Cobra88 wrote:Some of your original bushes where worn/collapsed

fitting new has moved the mounting points.

get a long straightedge or use a long piece of string all the way round the 4 wheels and adjust both front parallel then drive to tracking place.

Not unusual at all Keith
actually shows the lower arm bushes where knackered even though you had no play.

I can come over at the weekend and show you how if you need it.

Rick

Cheers Rick I'll drop you a PM :ok

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