Measure your control arms and make sure both are the same length. They do make the Pin drive option for the control arms and I believe they are about 1" narrower.
Are the wheels still plumb with the car? They would probably show some a very high degree of camber if they were the wrong ones.
Also check how far in the hind joints are in relation to the control arms. They should be about half way in/out for the initial mounting. Check to make sure they are about the same on both sides.
Both sides should be equal. You can adjust it some with the Heim joints, unscrew all 3 equally to move the wheel outwards. You can only get 1/2 ,maybe 3/4" this way, though. The plunge joints will easliy allow this, they telescope through a lot of range of motion. You might need to move the opposite side "in" to get them equal.
Shouldn't be that far off, though, I wouldn't think. Maybe you have a bent spindle--I've heard that it's not unusual for them to be bent, not sure how you could measure to check, though.
I found the driver side hiem to be threaded out more then the passenger side. The passenger side was also almost all the way in. I'm hoping I will be able to turn all three in on the driver side the same amount to bring in the spindle and hopefully keep the alignment on the money. I aligned the car about three weeks ago and had to redo it due to the recall. I hope I don't have to do it for a third time. Thanks, Tom
[ June 29, 2002, 08:15 PM: Message edited by: Tom D ]
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