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P38A Wheel alignment

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by oakey, Jul 12, 2018.

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  1. oakey

    oakey Active Member

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    Just got quoted £210 for wheel alignment by LR dealer :eek::eek:
    Seems a bit excessive so thinking of getting the local tyre guy to do it instead but not sure if he will have the settings etc.
    Can anyone tell me what the settings should be please?
    Ta
     
  2. ukadamwest

    ukadamwest Well-Known Member

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    £210

    hahahahhahahah!


    my local wheel and tyre place charged me £45 for laser alignment. I get no pull, wheel dead centre and spot on even wear across the tyre face. Your local alignment people will have the settings in their computer or book.. I wont even guesstimate what they used for mine, because its pointless... they will have the correct numbers.
     
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    Ok thank you
     
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    ATS charged me £30 three years ago,for laser alignment .but it was east sussex.
     
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  6. tanis8472

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    How many of them do it correctly though. Ive had 2 places both do it without aligning steering box too.
     
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  7. oakey

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    Aye I had it done a while back by a local guy and not sure it was done correctly
     
  8. wammers

    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Tracking is done first then steering box centred by adjusting drag link. But small track adjustment won't effect draglink adjustment noticably.
     
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    About to change suspension bushes and then tracking by local and much cheaper guy
     
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    FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT
    Service repair no - 57.65.01
    1. Ensure tyre pressures are correct, vehicle is at
    kerbside weight and on a level surface.
    2. Release handbrake.
    3. Roll vehicle backwards and forwards to relieve
    stresses in steering/front suspension.
    NOTE: Ensure that alignment equipment is
    properly calibrated. Take an average of
    three readings. Use recommended
    equipment only.
    4. Check that front wheel alignment is within
    tolerance. See GENERAL SPECIFICATION
    DATA, Information.
    Adjust
    5. Slacken track rod adjuster clamping nuts and
    bolts.
    6. Rotate adjuster to give correct alignment.
    7. Roll vehicle backwards and forwards to relieve
    stresses in steering/front suspension.
    8. Recheck front wheel alignment, taking average
    of three readings.
    9. Repeat procedure as necessary to obtain correct
    alignment.
    CAUTION: Ensure that adjuster clamping
    nuts and bolts are positioned as shown or
    wheel rim foul will result.
    10. Tighten track rod adjuster fixings to 8mm, 22Nm
    (16 lbf.ft), 10mm, 47Nm, (35 lbf.ft).
    STEERING BOX CENTRALISATION
    Check
    NOTE: Markings on steering box and
    pinion indicate when steering box is
    centralised.
    1. Move backward then forward by at least 2
    vehicle lengths to ensure that road wheels are
    pointing straight ahead.
    2. Check for correct alignment of steering box
    markings.
    Adjust
    3. Slacken drag link adjuster clamp nuts and bolts.
    4. Rotate adjuster to align steering box.
    CAUTION: Ensure adjuster clamp nuts and
    bolts are positioned clear of drop arm.
     
  11. tanis8472

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    Changed as it seems my grammer and spelling is not up too much.
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Rather as i said then. ;):D
     
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    Perfect thanks guys
    All I need now is the settings from the specifications :)
    Reckon they will know it from their computer stuff?
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    1/16 " toe out will do it.
     
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    The settings are in the computer, even my local tire guy in Russia has them.
     
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    Great thank you
     
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