Well a lot here. The repair shop to me if I understand you correctly is mixing words. As for your car, there is no adjustment on the caster. That is correct.
However, there is more you can measure the caster since it says If the front caster angle is not within specifications so that tells me there is a measurement and the printouts can be looked at.
Now the rest of the story is the statement says, inspect for suspension support misalignment or front suspension damage. Replace any damaged suspension components as necessary. This is saying that if there is any damage suspension parts, replace so that the caster falls within specs.
The problem I see is your suspension may be okay, but if the frame is bent that is throwing the caster off.
So, you will have to get the frame straighten to bring the caster within specs. If the insurance company sent you to that repair shop, then the insurance company should be able to tell them to straighten the frame or refer you to someone that can to fix the caster.
This from the repair manual: Front Caster Adjustment. The front caster is not adjustable. If the front caster angle is not within specifications, inspect for suspension support misalignment or front suspension damage. Replace any damaged suspension components as necessary.
I would think the insurance company again, would be able to use the same repair shop and they would send it out to get the frame straight then they would double check to ensure the caster in within limits. Or, the insurance company would refer you to a frame shop.
I hope this helps.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 6:31 PM