Just replaced 4 tyres on my 02 Allroad after some very bad/uneven wear (having had it apparently tracked last year). Turns out the adjustment bolts for the rear camber are seized as are some of the front alignment adjustments. Hence the guy last year probably didn;t align it properly in the first place.
The guy in the (new) tyre place was reluctant to apply too much force to the bolts after replacing the tires and starting the alignment (in case of rounding) or heat (in case of damaging the rubber bushings). Hence I have the new tires on but my alignment has not been done yet. I was wondering if anyone has encountered this before?
I called into a local garage who looked at it (good guy) and has suggested replacing the front inner and outer track rod ends (both sides), the front near side CV boot (perished). He also suggested replacing the rear bolts and nuts (which makes sense) but when he got on to his parts supplier he was told that he would need the entire arm assembly, that the nut and bolt parts were not available seperately???
I am all for replacing corroded/damaged parts but the bill for this is looking like €450 for parts and another 6 hours labour on top of that.... all in about €1000 to get everything fixed and the car re-tracked.
Does this make sense? Would really appreciate any other experiences on the same (and practical solutions) before I decide to shell out ...