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Dan Cluley

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Play in the Camber
« on: July 05, 2009, 10:09:19 PM »

After replacing the upper ball joints, I did a quick driveway alignment on the Dart.
 
Something is not right. 
 
If I drive forward and stop both wheels have visibly positive camber.
 
If I drive backwards and stop both wheels have visibly negative camber.
 
Since the upper control arm bushings and the upper ball joints have all been replaced within the last year, I'm assuming the problem is with something on the lower end.
 
There seemed to be a tiny bit of play in the drivers side lower ball joint, but the pass seemed tight.
The strut rods look straight and tight and don't seem to move when I pulled on them.
 
I can't see anything obviously wrong, and with the wheel up off the ground, I still can't move anyting by hand.
 
What I'm considering is separating the lower ball joint from the control arm, and unloading the T-bars and seeing if the lower control arm has play in it then?
 
Any thoughts?
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 06:41:44 AM »

Lower bushings and strut rods.  Might as well do them all.  You have to take the lowers out to do the strut rods anyway
 
It's time. . .  probably 10 years overdue.
 
It will get rid of that front sag too.
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Jason Goldsack

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 09:30:54 AM »

Tube coil over front suspension and K-member will fix it all.. ( I wish they weren't so expensive) 

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 12:39:29 AM »

Upper and Lower Control Arm bushings
Upper and Lower Ball Joints
 
Strut Rod Bushings
 
Outer Tie Rods
 
Pitman and Idler Arms
 
New Hardware on Front brakes.
 
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This has finally eliminated the slop and the funny rattle (that turned out to be the drivers side caliper)
 
The steering box still has more play than I like, and an annoying leak, but I'm broke, so that better last till next year.
 
 



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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 03:15:35 AM »

Isn't there an adjustment screw on the steering box that can be turned to tighten up the play in the box?.. I might be wrong here

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 02:34:53 AM »

I believe you are right, and I will certainly investigate that before changing the box.
 
However given the amount it leaks, a new box is probably in order.
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