REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Technical Discussion > Suspension, Brakes , Wheels & Tires Tech

Suspension, Brakes , Wheels & Tires Tech THIS SPACE OPEN FOR ADVERTISEMENT. YOU SHOULD BE ADVERTISING HERE!
Suspension components, brakes, Wheels and Tires. All things related to how your car handles...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
Proud to be called a RS Regular!
 
mugentsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 100
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
alignment out of specs

car is a 04 Acura EL

had an alignment done couple weeks ago, it was perfect.
car went straight, steering wheel is straight

now fast forward

car still goes straight, but the steering wheel is couple degrees out.
if i center the steering wheel, the car would go towards left.

Also, if there is a big crown on the road, i have to pull on the wheel to keep the car goin straight. straight flat roads are fine.

^ have to readjust caster?

can this reason of losing alignment be the tie rod ends going?
Advertisement
mugentsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
!SG
OWNER/C.F.O./MONEYMAN
 
!SG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 16,485
Thanked 2,236 Times in 625 Posts
did you hit anything?

you should be able to bring back to the alignment shop for a quick reinspection. there is a grace period for all alignment jobs.

is ur car lowered?

the crown of the road, AND the grooves in the road from all the cars that drive over the pavement can cause the pulling. best is to find a complete flat parking lot and center the car to see if it pulls. u cannot do a road test as all roads are straight, even if they look straight they arent.
__________________
"It Takes a Big Man to Admit to His Own Faults... But It Takes a Bigger Man to Blame it on The Other F*cker!"
(Resident Asshole) Executive...

Ebisu VIP #001
Revscene.net Vendors
JP Cellular Repair | Ebisu on Robson | Wings Restaurant Pub & Grill Burnaby | Overseas Auto | BlitzGear Inc | HID Outlet | Sounds Good Auto Service | Racing Greed | The Speed Syndicate | N-Motion Auto | Performance One |

If you are interested in advertising on Revscene.net, email me at Advertisement@revscene.net for further details.
!SG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 11:11 PM   #3
Pull Out Towing. Women rescued for free.
 
SumAznGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Hongcouver
Posts: 7,790
Thanked 2,089 Times in 1,095 Posts
Are your tires properly inflated and are they even pressures from right and left?
__________________
Originally posted by Iceman_19 you should have tried to touch his penis. that really throws them off.
Originally posted by The7even SumAznGuy > Billboa
Originally posted by 1990TSI SumAznGuy> Internet > tinytrix
(11-0-0) Buy/Sell rating
Christine
Shitvic
Pull Out Towing
SumAznGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 06:22 PM   #4
NOOB, Not Quite a Regular!
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 40
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Often chamber is set to compensate for road crown. Perhaps the shop didn't take this into account.
BoostLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 07:49 PM   #5
Proud to be called a RS Regular!
 
mugentsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 100
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
car is on stock setup. tire pressure all set at 35psi.

i don't think camber moved at all.

no rips or tears in tie rod ends boot. when jacked up, steering locked. move the tires back and forth. no movment everything is tight, no play at all

normally if there is play when moving the wheels jacked up. the ball joint, wheel bearing, or tie rod end is busted.
mugentsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #6
RS controls my life!
 
Puck Luck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: lower mainland
Posts: 750
Thanked 93 Times in 78 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoostLover View Post
Often chamber is set to compensate for road crown. Perhaps the shop didn't take this into account.
Not sure if many shops would want to make adjustment to try to compensate for road crown. I know i wouldn't. I adjust to factory specs. I don't think it would be a good idea to be guessing how much crown to compensate. If i did adjust for compensation, how is it going to drive on a flat surface?
And if the compensation were to later cause a problem, "I purposely made adjustments away from factory specs cause i felt it would compensate for crown" wouldn't sound very good in a court of law.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mugentsx View Post
car is a 04 Acura EL
Also, if there is a big crown on the road, i have to pull on the wheel to keep the car goin straight. straight flat roads are fine.
with enough crown, any car will pull. Some more than others, depending on the car, tires, etc
04 EL camber technically isn't adjustable. Although you can force a little bit of movement if you loosen the pinch bolts at the bottom of the struts.

with most acura's and honda's, only toe is adjustable and you can easily adjust it as straight as possible. with camber and caster, you're just hoping to get in within that window of tolerance.
__________________
Don't open your hood to strangers........ N 'ouvrez pas votre capot des inconnus
Puck Luck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 10:09 PM   #7
I answer every Emotion with an emoticon
 
TRDood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: V
Posts: 7,849
Thanked 656 Times in 326 Posts
what are the dangers of having alignment out of place?
TRDood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #8
My dinner reheated before my turbo spooled
 
lexluthor09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,721
Thanked 80 Times in 33 Posts
Tire wear
Car pulling, wandering

pretty much the major points
lexluthor09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net