Originally Posted by WKFusion
I can do it all myself, the problem is I can't identify what's faulty and what's not.
Thanks a lot for the response!!!
No drag link as stated (although i guess you could call your tie rod the drag link , but i think that 's just confusing), all adjustments are made with lower control arm and tie rod .By the looks of the report you probably smashed your lower control arm in which is why the tire shop couldn't get the bolt loose to do the alignment .
might be just me , but looks likehe problem as you said is on the right , but are those not pics of the LEFT-drivers side ??
anyways , if you want to give it a go here's the alignment form the service manual .
CAMBER, CASTER AND TOE ADJUSTMENT
NOTE: SUSPENSION HEIGHT MEASUREMENT MUST BE PERFORMED BEFORE AN ALIGNMENT.
Camber and caster angle adjustments involve changing the position of the lower control arm with the slots in the
frame brackets to move the lower control arm inwards or outwards for proper adjustment. This can be achieved by
using a long pry bar with a curved tip and inserting the pry bar into the lower control arm frame brackets
and prying inwards or outwards.
NOTE: Camber and caster adjustments must be made at the lower control arm Do not use the upper control
arm for Camber and Caster adjustments.
NOTE: When the lower control arm pivot bolts are loosened the lower control arm will normally go outwards
automatically with the weight of the vehicle.
Moving the rear position of the lower control arm at the frame in or out, will change the caster angle significantly
and camber angle only slightly. To maintain the camber angle while adjusting caster, move the rear of the lower
control arm in or out. Then move the front of the lower control arm slightly in the opposite direction.
Move both the front and rear of the lower control arm together in or out. This will change the camber angle significantly
and caster angle slightly.
After adjustment is made tighten the lower control arm bolt & nuts to FRONT169 N·m (125 ft. lbs.) and the REAR
88 N·m (65 ft. lbs.).
The wheel toe position adjustment is the final adjustment.
1. Start the engine and turn wheels both ways before
straightening the wheels. Secure the steering
wheel with the front wheels in the straight-ahead
2. Loosen the tie rod jam nuts .
NOTE: Each front wheel should be adjusted for
one-half of the total toe position specification.
This will ensure the steering wheel will be centered
when the wheels are positioned straightahead.
3. Adjust the wheel toe position by turning the inner
tie rod as necessary.
4. Tighten the tie rod jam nut to 75N·m (55 ft. lbs.).
5. Verify the specifications.
6. Turn off engine.