camber adjustment

camber adjustment

Postby sljim [OP] » January 26th 2011, 1:13am

had to have the van saftied this spring they said allinment was off tires were looking good and did'nt pull,but let them do it as they would not pass it,now left tire is wearing and pulls left can't find no bad parts looks like positive camber
How do you adjust camber I know it won't be perfect but would like to give it a try
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Re: camber adjustment

Postby gtkane » January 26th 2011, 3:42am

The caster/camber is adjusted with shims on the upper control arm mount. It is a REAL pain to get to them.
Best to have a good alignment shop do it for you.
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Re: camber adjustment

Postby Big_kid » January 27th 2011, 12:26am

Adjusting camber will cause the caster to change unless you remove the same total thickness of spacers from both bolts on the control arm. It will also change your toe on that side, which will have an effect on the total toe. I agree with GTKane, it's best left to someone with an alignment rack and experience aligning GM RWD vehicles.
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Re: camber adjustment

Postby Zebediah III » January 28th 2011, 8:48pm

Why are you so sure it's camber, and on which side?

What about dog-tracking?
A brake dragging?
Toe?
PS issues?
A part they MISSED like a control arm bushing, bent parts or weak spring?
Old collision repair not done 100%
Rear suspension?
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