Thats because the idler arm and toe adjustments have nothing to do with your camber settings. Take your car and get a front end alignment.
yes but like I said, the car drove just fine before I replaced the idler arm. Changing out the idler arm should not cause the camber to become all messed up.Thats because the idler arm and toe adjustments have nothing to do with your camber settings. Take your car and get a front end alignment.
Again, the idler arm will not affect camber settings. As stated above, you have other issues that need to be resolved. Inspect for other worn parts, replace as necessary, and have an alignment done at a real front end shop. Not a franchised place like Pep Boys, Midas, or such but someone that specializes in alignments.yes but like I said, the car drove just fine before I replaced the idler arm. Changing out the idler arm should not cause the camber to become all messed up.
Thank you very much. I have been reading posts here for a while and I figured I would like to be a part of it more.If there is play due to worn parts, your toe will change dramatically based on forward or rearward travel. Perhaps this is in part what's going on? Your ball joints and tie rod connectors in particular can have an effect, as can the strut rods that locate your lower control arms. The rubber doughnuts that "V" forward toward the front of your car will wear out, and get sloppy, allowing a range of motion for the lower control arm that is unacceptable.
If your problem is related to actual camber change, that would indicate extremely worn ball joints or perhaps issues with your control arm pivot points. I'd check those for wear. If you jack your tire, can you wiggle it around? This could even be a wheel bearing problem!
In answer to your question: No. Unless it's a very different part from the original, your idler arm can't make these changes happen all by itself.
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Probably right. At any rate do you have a suggestion for getting a spring compressor? I have spoken to many mechanics and from what I understand it's a unique spring compressor that works by compressing from the shock tower point. Do popular auto part stores offer a loan a tool program for this spring compressor?You have badly worn suspension components, I would be check the upper and lower control arms for wear.
Problem would have been already there, you just never noticed until now.