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    Question Can i sort this out???

    On my astra the drivers side front had a little bump before i bought it, it was all repaired through a company and not some guy off the street. Now the front left hand wheel seems to be sat further in on the bottom, can i sort this out myself i.e is there enough play in components to try straighten this out? i've heard talk of camber kits etc but not sure what they do?

    thanks in advance, Pete

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    Better off getting the alignment checked properly.....

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    i've already had the tracking done, (4 wheel allignment with the laser things and the one where they do the front). it still pulls to the left regardless of the road though.

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    tyre pressures....

    sometimes the tyres can be worn out of shape....

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    Are you sure the natural slant of the road isn't pulling it to the left at all, I'm not trying to teach you to suck eggs, but sometimes something is so simple, it gets overlooked!
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    he says the wheel is sitting back in the arch, maybe that means the suspension components are bent ie replace the bottom arm and strut, maybe even the rack, or maybe the subframe is misaligned
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    not the road as it does it everywhere, 4 new tyres so i think something must be bent or mis alligned

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    Quote Originally Posted by M40COO
    Better off getting the alignment checked properly.....
    There's more to wheel alignment than just tracking. Get the car checked properly, particularly the camber and castor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete soulby
    not the road as it does it everywhere, 4 new tyres so i think something must be bent or mis alligned
    all roads slope to the left, so the only way to test it is by driving on the wrong side of the road, or on a race track/runway etc.
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