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Old 10-21-2005
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Alignment Sheet, Need Cam Kit, Pic of sheet inside

Ok went to goodyear yesterday to get the truck aligned after
putting in new upper control arms and lower ball joints. After
the alignment the truck still pulls to the left. The guy from
goodyear said I may need a Camber kit to get it right. I checked
out the other posts, and someone said you need a specific kit
depending on what your specs are. Can anyone tell me what
I need by looking at my specs???? The truck is a 01 4x4 Edge.



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A real front end alignment from Ford. That's hogwash. My front end was like 2"s outa line. Way outa wack. It pulled to the left as well when I would stop hard. I took it to ford after Big-O said they couldn't get their Alignment machine on my rims with my BFG allterrains. Ford said they could, 2 hrs later, no camber kit needed my truck is almost perfect. Doesn't pull. It's maybe .01 outa wack but it's not noticable.
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That's a load of malarkey. You don't have a lift (from what it sounds like) so they should be able to align it without a cam kit just fine. If you get into lifting the truck, then yes a cam kit is needed, but since you don't I'm guessing, you wouldn't need it at all. They should be able to adjust the control arms accordingly to get it to align correctly. They are probably just telling you that because they have no clue how to do it themselves.
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Okay guys, well this is just what they said, and the service rep there is a friend of mine so hes not trying to screw me. My truck doesnt have a lift and the tires/wheels are as close to stock as it gets. So dont get the kit, and just take it back? Its just the alignment tech thats the problem?
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man My tires were like 2"s outa alignment and ford did it. Call up ford with those numbers and see what they say.
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I agree with Cass, take it to Ford since nothing is done to it structurally and see what they can do. They should be able to do it without a camber kit whatsoever, usually those are only needed if the geometry is thrown off enough by lowering/lifting type of applications. Ford is probably your best bet, they'd be able to do it right I''d hope.
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I don't think it is pulling because of the camber. When camber is out of whack the vehicle will pull to the side with the most positive camber. Based on that print out, that means it should pull to the right. When Caster is out of whack, it will pull to the side that is least positve. In your case, that would be the left. There is no way to adjust the left side caster. There is a way that the caster on the right side can be adjusted to match the left side. I think Caster is your problem.
Although, the camber reading on the left rear is -.5 degrees. That means the rear of the truck wants to pull to the right. If the rear of the truck wants to go to the right, then the truck would pull to the left. I don't think that 1/2 a degree is enough to really cause a problem, but it looks like you might have 2 problems: 1. The caster in the front, 2. the negative camber on the left rear.
Take it back to Goodyear and tell them that you want the right caster to be at positive 2.6 degrees. And make sure that the air pressure in all the tires are correct. You could also try crossing the front tires. It could be a tire pull.
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Ford did mine 2 times and put in a kit and the mother f still pulls...........
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There are other things that contribute to a vehicle pulling to one direction. Alignment alone is not always to blame.
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