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Old 09-23-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default A6 Camber adjustment

gto an alingment on the A6 and the guy said their is no adjustment for the front camber, which was way out of spec...
if it can't be adjusted how do you fix the front camber....
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:43 AM   #2
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Default Camber is adjusted under the hood by moving the plate.

Find a real alignment shop. This is pretty basic, if your guy can't find it, you need a new shop.

There is no adjustment for caster; perhaps he/you are confused?
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Default I'm sure he said camber

he even circled it on the paper he gave me
but he may have said the wrong thing sine he was doing something as he was talking to me and the before and after #'s are different

any way the camber before on the right side was
-1.6 deg and now its -1.2 deg
he said thats the best he could get it..
I'm not sure what he was adjusting since I was not present at the time but now the car seems to steer twice on sudden moves

if I jerk the wheel to the right the front goes right then it seems the rear follows later same responce for the left....

this place was reccomended by the geman repair shop, I went to no one else would do it..


they all said I would have to go to the dealer now I'm thinking I should have done just that...
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Old 09-23-2004, 11:07 AM   #4
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Default "thats the best he could get it"

Sounds like maybe he meant that your camber adjustment is maxxed out and he can't get it into spec. If the numbers changed, something got adjusted. You might need camber plates. Is your car lowered?
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Default They don't adjust much...my experience with the dealer

I took the car to dealership and asked them to align because I was getting weird tire wear. They said they couldn't, that I needed a new rack (at 52,000?). Another shop aligned, and was able to just barely get the left front into spec. The real problem with these cars is Caster, which is not adjustable and is like +2 degrees. New platforms are like +10. Steering is not good, tire wear is bad. Factory spec on camber is -1.1 to -0.1 Cross rotate every 3K and live with it.
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