Specially, Chrysler will only pay for the tow in adjustment, after ball joint replacement. Excessive deviation from stock Dodge Durango alignment settings can make it near impossible to adjust the suspension arms enough to correct for camber issues without some help, and that's where Dodge Durango camber kits come in to save the day. P 1 Post a reply to this message: Username Registration: All visitors are allowed to post messages Name: Email: Notify me when I get a reply to my message: Yes No Icons: Subject: Message:. I am a owner of a 2002 Dodge Dakota sport. Nov 24, 2011 I have the same problem with my 2001 Durango. It wasn't hard at all! I would recommend against positive camber, because you get the nice wearing on the outside edge of the front tires.
Rotate it so that the steering wheel is centered. I swear the top of the tire sits in almost an inch farther than the bottom. I am ready to bring it in for what I thought was a tire out of balance. Adjustment depends on the suspension fitted. Camber Camber is the measurement of the angle of the tire from vertical when seen from the front or rear. Good call, I figured you would have to make the toe adjustment with no weight on that tire.
If you find you've rotated the cam all the way forward and still get pull, you'll have to rotate the other cam back some. Out of all the new trucks I could have bought, I had to buy the one with a problem the manufacture refuses to acknowledge, everyone I've talked to with the same truck from similar years 2000-2003 says they have the same problem. Do you have the specs from when the alignment was done? Unequal caster from side to side causes steering pull to the side with the least amount of positive caster. At Andy's Auto Sport, we have a huge variety of Dodge Dakota camber kits to ensure that you have every camber kit option available to you. Well, the alignment shop has since turned one where it is not the same as the other.
Once you have it in your hand you can then find the little numbers on the bearing just like any wheel bearing. Be sure when done that the sleeve bolt heads are facing forward. Your Camber cannot be adjusted obviously since your wheels are mounted to a fixed axle. I have seen a few questions on death wobble and alingnment lately and ran accross this article which I figured would help out alot of people. It has something to do with the ignition cylinder not making a good connection. It might not always be visible, but having your camber out of adjustment will cause the tire to run on the inside or outside edge only since the tires will be slanted relative to the ground. Care to buy us a beer? The consumer experienced intermittent problems with the air conditioner.
Not all vehicles will require a camber kit when lowered or lifted, but if your alignment is out of spec due to a modified suspension, it's a good bet that your ride would benefit from a Dodge Durango camber kit. No problem with steering, no excessive play, but makes that moaning sound. The nuts aren't actually on the arm but on the bar running horizontal right under it. The lower you go the more negative camber you will get and the faster the tire will wear. Excessive wear in the upper ball joint may allow it to separate, which could result in loss of control of the vehicle.
A: Depending on the car you drive, camber kits are comprised differently. This is easy to center but takes some trial and error. The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. You won't find this fix in any book or manual but I know it works as I did it. This greatly increases the toe-in.
Just tweak it a few times and test drive. We've tried to get this fixed but Chrysler says there is nothing wrong. I was informed by Chrysler that a toe alignment was required. How far apart are the wheels at the top compared to the distance at the bottom. Since I bought the truck, I have heard a loud clunk noise when I turn a corner or go up a bump or driveway. The vehicle's transmission made noise and intermittent delayed shifting.
The recall work was done on the truck. I would be taking it back to them, but that was in Little Rock, and I'm in Kansas now. This means that instead of the tires being perfectly perpendicular to the grant, they will be slight slanted, inward in the case of negative camber, outward in the case of positive camber. There are different camber kits available to combat this problem; the correct kit is determined by how much your camber is away from the factory recommended specification. The vehicles both shake uncontrollably, especially when hitting a bump or applying the brakes. A simple bump into a curb is enough to throw alignment off. Take a measuring tape and a helper and measure the distance between the front of the tires and the back of the tires.
Camber is the tilt of the wheels top to bottom measured across the car. It's also a lot worse in cold weather. Jump on to discuss axles, suspensions, engines, mudders, 4x4s and more. There is an eccentric bushing located between the upper ball joint and the top section of the front axle. Installing a Dodge Durango camber kit will help keep your tires wearing evenly, and will therefore help maintain traction. Having tires replaced and front end alignment.
Also on my previous post I made a mistake. I just want Dodge to be responsible and fix their problem. Look at how a bicycle fork is mounted at an angle; this is caster. I have found that my drag link adjuster sleeve for the steering wheel was not tightened all the way and I think they might have done some things in order to keep me coming back month after month. Q: Do camber kits come in sets of 4? Without the adjustable upper control arms, you may very find that one side or the other needs to be fully adjusted to get it in spec. It is an inexpensive repair. Do you guys think anything else may be the cause? The right front hub and bearing were replaced.