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Old 11-14-2002, 08:53 PM
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Exclamation complete suspension overhaul no one can alighn it ?

i have had my front end aligned two times and it still drives shiity,no one csn get the caster or camber correct there computer doesnt go back that far,i found the correct specs. in a chiltons guide but are they right? havent got front aligned yet to see if there right, so who do i need to talk to about alighnment anybody know?all help needed and thanked the cars a 72 elcamino

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You need to take specs to a shop that still runs on non-computer alignments. I used to work at a shop about 5 years ago (independent) before I went to work for the dealership I currently work at. and we used a laser (old style) aligner and you used a book for specs. Thats probably your best bet. Hope that helps.

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Sorry, did'nt mean to send a private message. I just became a member today. What are the symptoms of the poor driving?
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It doesn't matter what kind of alignment machine the shop has, if you give them the specs you said you have it can be manually entered into the machine.
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i had the front end aligned and the car will vibrate at 40 mph the worst and around 80 its bad to ,but when i slow down from any speed not using the brakes it vibrates or steering wheel wiggles. i talked to a guy from year one and he told me to get as close to scecs. as i can and it may be a steering box problem sense the car does have 95,000 on it.i have factory specs now and am trying to find someone around florence south carolina that can set it without a new machine.
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I think you need to just find some people in S.C. that have a clue as to what they're doing. What do you possibly think an older alignment machine could do that a new one couldn't? And by asking that question I am not saying that the alignment is even your problem.
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a vibration problem is not caused by alignment. a vibration problem is caused usually by tires. you should have the balance checked on your tires. make sure to watch them spin. check for any tire or wheel movement. you could also have a bad suspension part but i doubt it. i work at National Tire and Battery(SEARS), and have never seen or heard of a car vibrating because of an alignment problem. it always ends up being tires and/or wheels. hope this helps.
if you still feel the need to get the alignment checked find a SEARS of NTB store i know we have the specs here in Alabama.

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What you missed there tonylsg that makes this humorous is that this is actually a continuation of another post from November about the same problem. Here is the original post-web page
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Sometimes you just have to be around for a while to get the humor.
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yeah i guess so i have learned that. atleast we were both on the same track. after reading about the cupped tires i would say that this is definantly the problem. a new tighter suspension will often pick up more of the tires imperfections. new tires and you should be good to go.

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You anywhere near S.C.. Maybe you could help him out, he doesn't seem to be having too much luck with the locals.
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thanks for the imfo im buying new tires and rims in a month after i pay my new speeding ticket i got yesterday,75 in a 55 my first ticket ever, what a *****
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