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HOW TO ADJUST TOE IN, CAMBER, CASTOR AFTER INSTALLING FRONT RIGHT STRUT

1994 Ford Escort • 129,000 miles

Replaced front right strut car pulls bad to right how to adjust
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Sunnysue999
September 19, 2012.



Why did you replace just one? The bottom of the strut sits in a pocket on the top of the spindle and is not adjustable. In fact, Ford is the only manufacturer that often provides no camber adjustment because it's cheaper to build their cars that way. Caster is not adjustable either. Toe is adjusted with the inner / outer tie rod ends but if that changed due to a change in camber, replacing what's bent will restore toe to nearly correct. The clue if toe is off is the steering wheel will be off-center when driving straight ahead. That is not to be confused with HOLDING the steering wheel off-center to counteract a hard pull.

Did this pull occur in response to something else that led to the strut replacement or did it start with the new strut?

Caradiodoc
Sep 19, 2012.