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Old 05-16-2019, 12:10 AM   #7
bern
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2006 VUE 3.5L
2004 ION-2 Sedan
Default Re: 2003 Ion 3 alignment questions

The most recently hit left rear tire pushed trailing axle backwards. to adjust loosen the three large bolts that goes straight up underneath the left rear passenger door that holds the trailing axle to the body. Then ply the trailing axle forward while holding the trailer axle forward tighten the bolts. The the total toel in the rear is not too bad but the trailing axle should be adjusted so that both the left and right rear toe is close to equal . Also the rear toe thrust angle will cause the rear to turn the rear of the car to the left and then the steering wheel has to be at turn to the left to make the same turn on the front. this can make it seems like a pull because the steering wheel is always the little left. The hit in the front right likely caused the right front lower control arm to be bent backwards reducing the Caster on that side which would cause a pull to the right. Replacing the right front lower control arm and then reset the toe.

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