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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:29 am 
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I have a 2004 s l e can anybody please tell me you can adjust the caster on the front wheels and also does this car require a 4 wheel alignment


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel alignment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:03 am 
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Use the following procedure in order to prepare the top strut mounting holes:


Remove the top three fasteners from the strut tower.
Lift the front of the vehicle by the body in order to separate the strut from the inner wheelhouse. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.


Pop out the two guide pins.
Hand file the excess metal in order to make slotted holes.
Paint the exposed metal using rust preventative paint or primer.
Lower the front of the vehicle.
Install the strut attaching fasteners. Do not tighten the fasteners at this time.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Move the top of the strut forward or rearward in order to adjust the caster. A 1 mm (0.040 inch) position change at the tower is about equal to a 0.1 degree change in the caster. Refer to Wheel Alignment Specifications. Tighten the strut fasteners to 47 Nm (35 ft. lbs.).
Perform a complete wheel alignment.

It is capable of a 4 wheel alignment. The shop should be able to determine if this is necessary.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel alignment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:48 am 
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the problem that I'm having is that this car pulls to the left when I let go of the wheel when this car was purchased in 2004 according to the Carfax it was in an accident on the driver side and from what I further read is that the toe in or out will not make a car pull to either the left or the right they say it is the cast of that needs to be set but yet I haven't been under the car yet I'm putting in new struts for the second time the first pair I put in where AC Delco ready mount struts which do not work at all they raise the height of the car and they just don't handle well I bought the regular trucks that for the car for the fe2 suspension and swapped over the springs and then I'll go from there thank you


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