Well I just had my front end aligned yesterday. Had the tires rotated and balanced also.
l'll give the youngster doing the alignment credit for the effort he put into it. He spent most of the day, off and on, on it. But just wanted to check with you all on the results.
First, I will say it no longer pulls to one side like it did so thats a plus. But, the steering wheel is about 1/8th turn off from center which I believe will drive me nuts after a while.
In talking to him, he said he had to set the camber all the way in, no more adjustment. Said there was little or no adjustment for the caster?? Dose this sound right. Said there was a little play in the steering wheel,which I've never noticed, which might cause the steering wheel to be off. .
Anyway, I'd like to give the kid a chance but don't want to ruin a set of tires doing it. Oh, the tires are almost new radials, not bias. Didn't they used to take the steering wheel off and reset it after adjusting the alignment?
I know nothing about caster/camber, etc. I read a write up somewhere, which I can't find, about setting the alignment for radial tires. I guess it is different than factory specs.
Any comments appreciated.
Thanks. Tom B