I have a 2004GMC 3/4 ton Sierrra 4 wheel drive.

Tiny
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A tire shop says I need a 4 wheel alignment after I purchase new tires. I thought this was only for front wheel drive cars. My truck is a 4 wheel drive.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 12:27 AM

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Tiny
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The rear are not adjustable on your truck. However, some shops, based on equipment, use the rear wheels as a locater point.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 2:27 AM
Tiny
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There is rear alignment adjustment on this model, this should be checked with the new tyres.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 2:30 AM
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I stand corrected. I didn't think they had it on this year.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 2:36 AM
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I now stand corrected, was looking at the rear wheel steer version, looks like there is no adjustment, well worth re checking, just to save face. Ensure all rear suspension components are serviceable as this can affect rear tyre wear rates and get them rotated as required as well.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 3:03 AM
Tiny
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You know, they change things so often, it is hard to keep up. I thought it was a straight axle (rear) and no adjustment. Hay, that's what makes our job interesting. So, do you agree, mhpautos, that this vehicke can only have the front aligned? That is what I believe. Need your conformation to assure lotto38 so he/she knows what to do.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 AT 3:25 AM

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