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Audi A4 B8 Camber fault on driverside.

Habeeb Khan Aug 24, 2020

  1. Habeeb Khan

    Habeeb Khan Registered User

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    Hi Guys

    I'm in urgent need of your expertise. I've got issue with driverside front camber, the mechanic can't find anything visually I did change the ball joint and wishbones but due to camber issue the tracking falls out immediately when on road..any advise would be much appreciated as the alignment guys saying something is bent.
     

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  3. rum4mo

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    Have you checked the ride height, ie compare each side on level ground - that is for the front camber.
     
  4. Habeeb Khan

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    I've taken it to 2 mechanics they can't find anything loose or visually bent. Could it be the hub that's bent or perhaps try changing the lower control arms? Thanks for your response.
     
  5. rum4mo

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    Has that car got its original road springs on it, or even the correct ones on it, if it has VW Group road springs, they all had coloured spots.swipes on them, maybe check for that on both sides, they should be the same, then report back with that info, your car's age, trim and engine type, and maybe someone can compare what you have and what the parts listings say they should be - but still remember, if they are correct and original, if that car has a heavy engine, then with time these springs will shorten and that will always need to increase - although in your case it looks like the "good" side is heading for too much -VE camber, while the "bad" side is too upright.

    I've never examined the lower subframe for these cars, but if that car had been kerbed heavily on the RHS, that could have forced the lower subframe across the car and when that happens, the RHS camber would move towards "zero" and the LHS would move the other way.

    Edit:- in an ideal world, if these camber specs are correct, your car would have 73" -VE camber on both sides, from your readings, your car could in theory be changed if the sub frame can be moved across slightly to the RHS to be 58.5" -VE camber on both sides - that is only in theory, but shows that it could be possible to correct that and end up with both sides being back in spec.

    Does that place that you used get a good name for solving alignment issues and if so, why did they not try to correct it by moving the sub frame across if that is possible?

    Some places just buy in alignment benches but don't have anyone that knows enough to correct alignments - and just take your money and say that the alignment is off and fixed so they can't do anything about it. I would hope that they would as a first task, visually examine and check all bonded bushes, because if any of them are worn, then moving on into taking measurements is going to be a waste of time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2020

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