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Old 12-14-2017, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Setting the front Camber. L200

I had replied to a prior thread about alignment but I couldn't find a way to delete it. I'm going to post a simpler version here. How do you set the front camber on an L200 ? Strut To Knuckle ? I've had an issue with the tire wearing off on the inside after changing the struts back in Feb or sometime around then. The wheel appears to be sitting with Positive Camber by the way it looks to the right side. It only is wearing off the inside of the tire. Some vehicle's use the strut tower for adjustment but I don't see anyway on mine to do it that way. I've also noticed in the Vue thread that the strut or knuckle may need to be drilled out to adjust it.

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Setting the front Camber. L200

To adjust the camber on the front you need to use camber bolts. They replace one of the strut bolts, they are smaller in diameter so it allows the strut to move in or out at the knuckle. I believe they sell them on rock auto.

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Old 12-14-2017, 08:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: Setting the front Camber. L200

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To adjust the camber on the front you need to use camber bolts. They replace one of the strut bolts, they are smaller in diameter so it allows the strut to move in or out at the knuckle. I believe they sell them on rock auto.
A shop replaces them with Camber Bolts to adjust it ? Not stating your incorrect, just asking how a shop would set it.

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Old 12-15-2017, 12:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: Setting the front Camber. L200

There are two bolts that hold the strut to the knuckle. The alignment shops install an adjustable bolt in one of the holes. It allows them to adjust the camber, they loosen both bolts and push or pull the strut into position then snug the bolts and see where they are. They can adjust the camber then tighten the bolts. It is fairly simple, they adjust the camber first then set the toe.

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Old 12-15-2017, 07:20 AM   #5
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A shop replaces them with Camber Bolts to adjust it ? Not stating your incorrect, just asking how a shop would set it.
Google "camber bolt" and you will notice how odd they look. Once installed it allows camber adjustment easily. Make sure you check your ball joints and control arm bushings. My wife is on her second L and neither has ever needed camber adjustment.

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Default Re: Setting the front Camber. L200

I've had good luck with Moog Brand Camber bolts.

Watch out for the Cheaper/No Name bolts out there. There have been reports of those not working so well. Seems the bolt threads strip out easily.

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Old 12-16-2017, 07:11 PM   #7
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Make sure you check your ball joints and control arm bushings.
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I've had good luck with Moog Brand Camber bolts.
That's what I was thinking because the parts stores stock the bolts here but Moog are a little pricey and they're only sold as per piece @ $18 per. The cheaper ones are $8. Moog are the same price on eBay as well.

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There are two bolts that hold the strut to the knuckle. The alignment shops install an adjustable bolt in one of the holes.
I actually checked the yard today for those bolts just in case I could snag some out there cheap but none had any.

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I actually checked the yard today for those bolts just in case I could snag some out there cheap but none had any.
^^ Since you are obviously an avid JY Hunter, check out the other GM FWD cars at the JY.

The Saturn L-Series uses the same bolts as many other GM cars. It's easy to spot the correct bolts as they have a smaller head and are usually black in color while the OEM Splined bolt is Silver/Grey.

Check on the MOOG application chart to pin point other cars that use the same bolt.

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No way ever would I put used camber bolts in a car. You have no idea the condition of them or how many times they have been torqued.

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