wheel alignment

Submitted: Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 14:10
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Here's an interesting story:

had a wheel alignment done the other week; seemed good, car drove straight, no pulling to the right anymore. A week later went to the servo and set about checking tyre pressures before a weekend trip, to discover right front tyre about 6 psi above normal pressure, left front tyre normal pressure. Let the right front down to normal pressure and the car pulls to the right again. Bugger!

It may be coincidence, but I'll be using a pressure gauge before I pay for the next 'alignment'!


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Reply By: Peter McGuckian - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 14:15

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 14:15

I suggest you take it back and ask that the alignment be done again - and ask them why they didn't check pressures.

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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 15:30

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 15:30
Ive found they have varied between 30 - 50 psi on the wifes 100 after having new tyres and wheel alignment????
how do they do it?
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 19:02

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 19:02
thats whats called a caster adjustment lol.
if they cant work out why its pulling just adjust air pressure.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:06

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 22:06
Yes Mr Diamond is right. In my travels to workshops I was told by a few Alignment places that if they couldnt sort it out they would pump air into a tyre to make it look like the car was fixed. Very sad but true. Funny thing was, they even tried this trick on my old GQ. Not realising that just a few months earlier they told me all about this "short cut" as they called it. I can tell you they were not happy when I told them to fix right or expect public notification in the local paper, and im not talking small shops here, these are some big named truck and 4wd alignment places.
I must point out that this was a few years ago but am sad to hear that it is still happening.
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