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IS IT NECESSARY TO REPLACE CAMBER BOLTS ON WHEELS FOR PROPER TIRE ALIGNMENT?

2005 Kia Sportage • 45,000 miles

I just had all four tires replaced on my 2005 Kia Sportage. The repair shop told me the vehicle needed a wheel alignment badly and that I should also have the Camber bolts replaced for each wheels, for an additional $70 per wheel. I let them do the alignment. Is it really necessary to replace the Camber bolts?
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Dfrab
February 13, 2012.




It depends on the condition of the cam bolts were not there to access it-for me I won't-its just a catch to make more money-my opinion
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Rasmataz
Feb 13, 2012.
Depends. If the stock bolts are in it, and they aren't eccentric, then there is no way to adjust camber on the vehicle. Turn the front wheels one way completely. Look at the bolts securing the strut to the steering knuckle. Do the washers look "strange", oblongated? Yes? They tried to scam you, OR maybe the eccentric has somehow broken.

Rivermikerat
Feb 13, 2012.

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