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just had four wheel alignment done but..

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just had four wheel alignment done but..

Hello all.. I had alot of work done to my front end.. rack and pinion, control arms, front rotor, brakes, shocks. I took it to a nearby alignment shop the dude looked like he did not know WTF, a big ol dude gets there starts griping at him and supposedly it is done.. I park my truck and look at it.. i have two pics either i get the front right tired facing straight but look at the left wheel, i did the same with the left, look at the right..

This one is right tire facing straight..



This one is my left tire facing straight



I thought they were supposed to be straight..do i need to take it back and will they tell me i should have seen it before i took it off thier parking lot?
 
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Take it back to the shop, they need to fix that
 
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Get a refund and take it somewhere else if they do that bad of a job.

BTW you can't do a 4 wheel alignment on a Ranger. Just the front wheels, no adjustment in the rear.
 
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Old 04-23-2013
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Get a refund and take it somewhere else if they do that bad of a job.

BTW you can't do a 4 wheel alignment on a Ranger. Just the front wheels, no adjustment in the rear.
x2 thats the worst alignment ive ever seen. check for worn suspension and steering parts as well. if somethings worn, you can't properly align a vehicle. A shop aligned one of my old cars with a bad tie rod and it drove like crap. i replaced the tie rod and made then re-do the alignment for free. never went back there again.

another time I took my current truck to Sears and as the guy was printing the work order he said "we're not going to get it within spec but it will be close". I took my keys, left, and waited another week for my friend to have some time at work to do it for free and get it IN SPEC.
 
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Old 04-23-2013
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Take it back, approach them with the idea that something is wrong and ask them for their opinion is.
After they look at it, tell them that when you got it home you noticed the misalignment of the front wheel.
Make sure they put your steering wheel to center before aligning; nothing worse than a steering wheel off to one side of the circle.

Getting your money back from a small shop that thinks they did a good job is going to be fun…

luck
 
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Any updates on this?
 
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Yeah that doesn't look correct.

I agree with all that has been said above.
 
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