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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Do I Need Cam Bolts??

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So my Cobalt has been pulling to the left but yet camber, caster, toe are all within specs. The alignment tech said thou the front end is within specs the tires both have a negative camber. The tech said there's no camber adjustment so in order to zero out the alignment and have the car drive as straight as possible is to install 2 cam bolts (one on each front wheel area) to adjust camber.
So my question is: Is the tech right??
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 08:20 PM
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When Les Schwab did my alignment, they couldn't do the camber either. But they were able to loosen the 2 strut bolts down below and retighten them and it slipped itself more into spec. Cam bolts probably will help though.
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the answer to this is kinda difficult. From the factory your alignment should be right on since there are no camber bolts from the factory, technically no you should not need camber bolts. I've been lowered for years and have not had camber issues. The shop should be able to get you with in spec without them. SO if you are not lowered and stilll factory they should be able to do it without, if they can not there maybe something else that is worn causing the issue.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2016, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for the replies.
Oh ya, the tech also said that the cradle the holds the suspension had shifted about an 8th of an inch which is what may have caused the alignment to be off a bit. Also something about the suspension sagging from normal ware and tare. The car does have 166,xxx miles. That's all new to me. Thanks again.
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