[Vwdiesel] Steering wheel vibration

Nate Wall natewall1 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 2 06:42:02 EDT 2003

Hmmmm.... I thought the only rear alignment adjustment
was loosening the axle beam bolts and shifting the
beam a little. Kind of hit or miss. Then the NTB tech
showd me these little discs where the thickness
increased radially, like one of those round spark plug
guages. The discs would be placed between the rear
spindle and axle beam and rotated to get the proper
change in toe and/or camber.

--- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
>   First, the vibration most likely is from a
> slightly out of balance tire
> unless
> you have a worn ball joint.
>   The bad wind handling sounds like my Rabbit was.
> I had a 4 wheel
> alignment done and WOW what a difference!  I do know
> that one
> rear had the camber off by about 2 or 2.5 degrees as
> well as the toe
> being off.  I don't recall how off the front was.
>   It sounds like you may have 0 to positive camber.
> As an extreme
> example, when I got my 914 someone had cranked the
> suspension
> all the way down thinking the ride height adjustment
> was a nifty, easy
> way to lower the front end.  It worked but at a
> price.  The camber was
> massively negative.  The toe wasn't too far out.
> That car could go
> through 6 inches + of slush with no hands on the
> wheel!  :)  Flat or
> positive camber would/should have an opposite
> affect.
>      Loren
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