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Need help with alignment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thenine, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    thenine

    thenine [OP] New Member

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    Hello,

    I am not to savvy when it comes to vehicles and I can use a little help. I have a 2006 2wd double cab prerunner that is very stock (no mods).

    I took my taco to the dealership for oil change, tire rotation and to adjust the alignment (vehicle was pulling slight right).

    Got the car back from the dealership and the truck is pulling WAY right. The dealership blamed the problem on a radial pull and suggested I go to the tire shop. I went to the tire shop asked them to look into it. They rotated all the tries, car still pulled right. In fact we couldn't come up with a configuration to make the vehicle pull left. The tire company called their alignment guy who said my alignment was actually off. So now I am stuck with a truck that pulls right and two companies arguing over whose fault it is.

    Here is where I need help. I think I can safely rule out the tires because of the fact that I couldn't get the truck to pull left despite the tire configuration. Please let me know if this assumption is wrong.

    The next step is to figure out if it is in fact the alignment. I can't seem to find what the alignment settings actually should be. Can someone point me to a site (I have tried google) where i can get this info? Or can someone take a look at my specs below and tell me if this would be contributing to a pull right.

    Specs after alignment:

    Left Front:
    Camber .5
    Caster 2.3
    Toe .01


    Right Front
    Camber .4
    Caster 1.7
    Toe .01

    Left Rear
    Camber .02
    Toe .08

    Right Rear
    Camber .03
    Toe .00

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Right front Caster should be closer to 2*, and the Camber should be a little closer to 0*
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Chris,

    Thanks for the reply. Do you think the fact that the alignment is not adjusted to the levels you indicate would contribute to the truck pulling really hard to the right?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Hard to say. It could, but alot depends on raod conditions, and tire wear.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Definitely caster on the right, it's too low. With caster, it will pull to the "least" positive side. Also, you want a -.2 to -.3 cross caster (more caster on the right) to compensate for road crown. But not too many roads have that crown anymore so a more "straight up" adjustment should do. Another thing to add, more postive camber on the right as well. When you sit in the truck/car, camber on the right will tend to go negative while on the left it will go postive.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    RainDodger

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    You can also get really weird effects if your tires are rotated to a different SIDE of the truck and they're rotating the opposite direction than they were.... especially with radial tires, which is what most of us have of course. If you kept track of what was rotated where, make sure your tires are back turning the same direction as when you started this whole thing.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    HondaGM

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    your cross caster is off.it should never be above half of a degree.i'm assuming the measurements you are showing are + readings,adjust caster to + 2.0 both sides,camber to 0.0.+ or - .02
     
  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    thenine

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    thanks for the feedback. There is enough info here to help me out. thanks for the help
     
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