2005 Nissan Altima Alignment issue

Tiny
BILALIZ
  • MEMBER
  • 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 154,000 MILES
Hi All, The car was pulling to the left, I took it for alignment, the mechanics came back suggesting that the front left inner tie rod and front right lower control arm need to be changed (exact same parts had been changed a year before as well) I took the car for independent analysis and they came up with the same conclusion, I did the change after which I took the car for an alignment (see attached, Jan 2015) the problem did not resolve but I was too busy to take the car back, this june I took the car back again for alignment and the team gave me the paper attached suggesting start changing parts, we can change sturts as a start.

i'd like to know what is your opinion
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Monday, June 29th, 2015 AT 12:42 PM

10 Replies

Tiny
BILALIZ
  • MEMBER
Sorry just wanted to add, the car is 154000 KM and not miles
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 29th, 2015 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hello Bilaliz,

It sounds more like a tire problem than alignment, have you tried to rotate the tires front to back?

Let me know what you find,

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 29th, 2015 AT 1:08 PM
Tiny
BILALIZ
  • MEMBER
Yes, tires have been rotated regularly and the problem is resistant on both winter and summer tires (canada eh!)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 29th, 2015 AT 1:10 PM
Tiny
BILALIZ
  • MEMBER
*persistent
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 29th, 2015 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hi Bilaliz,

I like the specs on the second alignment done on 5-8, seems to be within range, has the car been in any accidents or major suspension issues, I don't want someone to start replacing parts if its not going to help,

Is there play in the tie rod and struts which could allow the suspension to wonder? Ask to see it when its up on the rack and the mechanic can point out the specific problem before replacing anything. I cant imagine anyone being able to align the car if these components are worn to the point it would allow the pull you describe.

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 29th, 2015 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
BILALIZ
  • MEMBER
Sorry I forgot to mention in the second one attention should only be given to the "before" numbers as the alignment was not actually done; I am not sure how the numbers in the "after" came about.

Given the numbers in the "before" do we see a problem?
They did not mention any play in any of the parts.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 AT 2:35 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hi Bilaliz,

Yep, on the first spec sheet all numbers in red are way off, if the these are the current specs, the car will pull.

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
BILALIZ
  • MEMBER
Sorry do you mind looking at the second attachment, the one from June this year and only the before column, do you see anything wrong in that column that explains the pull
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
BILALIZ
  • MEMBER
* may this year
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 AT 10:19 AM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hi Bilaliz,

In the second spec sheet the numbers look pretty good, the car should not pull if these are the specs,

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, July 3rd, 2015 AT 10:25 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides