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Suspension and Braking
Springs, shocks, struts, coilovers, camber plates, sway bars, strut bars, suspension bushings, control arms, brake pads, big brake kits, etc.

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Caster - help and advice on what to check

Hi all -

I've recently had the rtab's and front control arm bushings replaced. As a result the vehicle was out of alignment so I had a full 4 wheel hunter wheel alignment carried out. Everything has been set up correctly apart from the caster which I am informed cannot be adjusted. On the passengers side (UK) the caster is out of alignment by 4 degrees - this is causing the vehicle to drift towards the left when on the motorway.

As the caster cannot be adjusted, is there any other item that I can replace which might cause this effect on the caster? The garage suggested it might be the lower control arm itself but there was no play in the ball joints when they applied force to the arm. I am willing to try any suggestions.

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Old 11-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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Caster - help and advice on what to check

Has the car been on an accident?

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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Not that I can see - bodywork around the general area looks fine and there are no visible signs of overspray anywhere which is a tell tale sign of an accident. By the way, I've read that a deformed strut tower can cause this type of issue, is that correct? Could a damaged Control Arm cause this as well?

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