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How to Perform a Wheel Alignment

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Camber and Alignment Kit
Tools
  • Channellock Pliers
Difficulty

Hard

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Steps

Safety Tip: Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Road test vehicle on flat surface.
2
Drive vehicle onto the alignment rack. Inspect front suspension components for any excessive wear. Repair as needed.

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3
Enter vehicle's information into alignment machine to obtain manufacturer's alignment specifications.
4
Install alignment heads on vehicle's wheels.
5
Center and level heads on wheels.

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6
Adjust vehicle's alignment.
7
Road test vehicle, assure vehicle drives straight and steering wheel is centered.
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