Do you mean the toe was off 1 5/16" or camber was off 1 5/16 degrees? The only way toe could be off that much is if a tie rod end was replaced. Otherwise the tires would have been smoking off from scrubbing going down the road. You can't infer anything about camber because it will change simply from replacing the struts.
If wear had taken place in one of the inner cv joints, readjusting camber during the alignment could put the rollers in a different spot inside the housing. The rollers need to roll smoothly to allow the shaft to change angle and length as the suspension goes up and down. When the rollers bind on the wear spots, the shaft pushes on the steering knuckle, lower control am, and steering linkage. You will feel the vibration in the steering wheel and the binding is most noticeable when under acceleration due to the pressure on the rollers.
It's important to understand that if cv joint wear is the cause of the vibration, the alighnment did not CAUSE the problem. Moving parts to new positions due to making the adjustment just allowed to wear to become noticeable.
To verify this is the problem, drive out of a road or parking lot where you can turn sharp right and accelerate normally. This causes the shaft to go through the biggest angle and length changes. If the vibration is worst until you let off the gas, suspect one of the two inner cv joint housings.
Most people replace the entire half shaft because they are so inexpensive now, but I have a procedure to inspect them if you want to take them apart.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 AT 5:14 AM