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Old 15 Sep 2015, 06:02 pm
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I went to a garage to give them the benefit and they blow it, I got an alignment today and got it back it was the same as when I took it in, the only thing that change was the tilt of the tires, the top of the tire was tiled inward too for and I noticed that and now they're better, the toe in and out they didn't even touch because that's the same from when I took it in, but I've been researching and found that the toe in and out is really easy to do so I'm gonna give it a try with that with a couple of tries I should get it with no problems. Now my question is because I have another PT Cruiser that is starting to get uneven wear so I wanted to work on that one myself, I just haven't found any useful info on how to adjust the camber and the casters, could someone give me any useful info if I can possibly do these adjustments myself or not. Please someone give me something.

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Old 15 Sep 2015, 06:10 pm
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There is a Camber Adjustment Kit that consists of two bolts that replace the bottom bolts that go through the strut. This "kit" runs about $30 depending on where you buy it.




A couple of older threads....

Camber Bolts

Camber bolt kits

Suspension question(Camber Bolt)
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Old 15 Sep 2015, 06:20 pm
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So if I understand right that bolt replaces the top bolt that is connected with the strut and the wheel hub? Just double checking.

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Old 15 Sep 2015, 06:36 pm
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I believe the new adjustable bolt replaces the bottom bolt on the strut after re-reading a couple of the older posts that I gave you, and because it's OVAL in shape, when it's turned it adjusts the camber.
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or you can slightly open up the hole that the bolt goes through to get some camber adjustment.
I don't think there is any way to adjust the caster.
the toe is adjusted with the tierods.
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I believe the new adjustable bolt replaces the bottom bolt on the strut after re-reading a couple of the older posts that I gave you.
Are you talking about the bolt going in this spot on the strut?
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Sorry I was reediting the picture, Now it should work.
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According to some pictures I found, it's the top bolt that gets replaced. I just gave the kit to the guy doing the alignment and he knew which bolts to replace.



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I wonder if it's easy to install, I was planning on getting myself one of those measuring tools to measure the camber. Has anyone on this site or any wheres else installed these them selves and made them work good? So with these bolts we can set the camber our selves we don't need the garage to do this for us then as long as we got that measuring tool to correctly set the camber? Hopefully this makes sense what I wrote out here. One more question too, what were some ways have people done the caster them selves? Is that procedure possible for me to do myself??

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