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Wheel has changed position - after strut and control arm job

Discussion in 'Daytona and Laser' started by torgtoe, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. torgtoe

    torgtoe Active Member

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    So after 10 hours work i discover that the right wheel has moved outward and forward and hits the fender when turning.
    Background for this was that i have installed a complete new control arm (made in China), and i overhauled the whole strut assembly making sure it was right mounted.
    When i put everthing back again im sure ive done everything right, and when i want to drive the car and i hear noises and i see that the Wheel is not alligned With any thing. Now i cant find out what i have done wrong.
    Can a Control arm from rockauto be wrong measured/made?

    The camber work is the same as on left side

    It seems like the Control arm is to far forward -
     
  2. ImperialCrown

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    In cases like this, I usually get under the car with a tape measurer and compare the left to right sides. The measurement may show you what you can't see by a visual inspection.
    Were the old rubber bushings removed from the crossmember and new ones installed? Are they a different size or shape than the originals?
     
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  3. 85lebaront2

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    I think your problem is "made in China". I try to stay as far away as possible from Chinese crap, especially on critical components like brakes, steering and suspension. I agree about measuring both sides. Chrysler did make a control arm change somewhere around 88-89 and the K member changed at the same time.
     
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  4. torgtoe

    torgtoe Active Member

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    Well - thanks for answers, and yes it sure was the huge washer i had forgot to Mount before the nut on the control-arm bushings- stupid me. I had a terrible night not knowing what was going on With my Tona. I i did not know that this detail could mess up the steering so terrible. Still Learning after all. See ya.
     
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