Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Pontiac > Torrent
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2019, 06:47 PM   #1
It is a car!
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: 48300, Michigan
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
new Front Struts but car won't Align

i replaced (DIY) the two front Strut Assemblies (struts+springs) on my 2007 Torrent FWD due to uneven tire wear (Toe -inner tread wearing out faster then outer) and the original struts are non-adjustable because GM thought it would be cheaper to manufacture/assemble it this way. The newly installed struts have two sets of holes, one is round and other is slotted for Toe adjustment. while the original struts only have round holes-non adjustable. but with 160K miles, the car is sagging with age and needs a Toe alignment.
I installed the new struts then sensed something was wrong test driving it- i could feel and visibly see the Toe and Camber where way off. i took it to the Alignment shop and they could not get it anywhere near spec and t
hey could not tell what the problem was. now i am stuck. I baught the struts from Rockauto back in March (Monroe 672526 & 672527) and finally found the time to install them yesterday . what happen ?? did they send me wrong part? i cant tell now because they are on the car. i did notice while installing the spring on the new strut was a little different(the number of coils) than the old ones but everything else seems the same.
It is a car! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2019, 10:45 PM   #2
Stealthee
Your worst nightmare
 
Stealthee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Smithfield, Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,502
Thanks: 5
Thanked 147 Times in 144 Posts
Re: new Front Struts but car won't Align

You don't adjust the toe with the struts, you adjust it with the tie rods.
__________________
Stealthee is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Pontiac > Torrent

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts