Caster and camber set

Tiny
DL AUTOSHOP
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Hello.

The brand name Lucas makes really good additives. You can try that if you do not want to do seals yet.

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
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I have a clunking or jolting like sound from front end when I run over I uneven service or turn a certain way. What could that be could that be them struts and strut bushing considering everything has been replaced on front end besides lower control arms tie rod ends and struts cause the bushing are ate up or could it be axles even though there new.
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 AT 1:32 PM
Tiny
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Hello.

Did you end up replacing the struts?
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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No not yet.
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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Hello again.

Yes, it is a strong possibility the noise could be coming from the struts or strut bushing.
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 1997 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 116,578 MILES
I just recently wreck my truck and the alignment was already bad on top of it. I replaced hub assembly and tie rod ends on driver side ( they was only ones bad). When I got it back I rotated tires since old ones wear warn from bad alignment. Now the truck pulls left more then ever. Took it back to shop and they have no idea without putting it back on rack and I have to wait a week for that. My alignment specs are as followed.
Driver side
caster +4.15
Camber +.20
Partial toe +.02
SAI +10.15

Passenger side
Caster +4.50
Camber +.20
Partial toe +.02
SAI +10.55

Front Set back -.25

Rear total toe +.01
Rear Driver camber -.30
Rear driver toe +.05
Rear pass camber -.35
Rear pass toe -.04
Rear set back -.20
Rear thrust angle +.15

Please help
And thanks in advance
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 10:20 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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1997
2WD
Camber (1) 0.38 0 To 0.50
Caster (1) 3.9 0 To 0.70
Toe In (2) 0.06 (1.6) 0 To 0.3 (0 To 0.8)
Toe In (1) 0.15 0 To 0.10
4WD
Camber (1) 0.38 0 To 0.50
Caster (1) 3.7 0 To 0.60
Toe In (2) 0.06 (1.6) 0 To 0.3 (0 To 0.8)
Toe In (1) 0.15 0 To 0.10
(1) Measurement in degrees.
(2) Measurement in inches (mm).
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 10:20 AM (Merged)
Tiny
LITATUDE
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  • 1990 DODGE DAKOTA
Suspension problem
1990 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Okay her goes, my 1990 Dakota has excessive negative camber on the driver's front tire, is making squealing noises when I turn and thumps when I slow down or speed up.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 10:20 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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So have you actually looked to see what's wrong? Has the upper ball joint housing popped out of the control arm? Caster and camber are adjusted by moving a slip-shaft attached to the upper control arm. If the nuts are loose, the arm will shift when you hit a bump.

The steering arm is half-way between the upper and lower control arms, so any change in camber needs to have an accompanying change in toe. Since camber changed and toe wasn't adjusted, toe is now off a bunch resulting in the tire squeal. When camber is fixed, toe will also get better, but you will need an alignment for proper tire wear.

If you find the slip-shaft is loose, and it happens again, suspect rust buildup in the threads of the two mounting bolts. The rust makes the nuts feel tight, but they aren't clamping the shaft properly.

Caradiodoc
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