Helpful tips

Do you need alignment after CV axle replacement?

Do you need alignment after CV axle replacement?

Yes. Anytime you disassemble and reassemble any parts of the suspension or connected components, you will need an alignment afterwards.

What repairs require an alignment?

Do I Really Need an Alignment?You get new tires.You lower or lift your vehicle.Suspension parts that affect the tire angles are replaced or adjusted.You’ve had a fender-bender or a hard impact with a curb or road debris.It’s been a year since your last one.You notice uneven tire wear, steering pull, or an off-center steering wheel.

Does CV axle affect alignment?

Replacing a CV joint shouldn’t affect alignment. Old fashioned shocks wouldn’t affect alignment either. However struts can be integral to the suspension, some more than others. If the struts and CV joint are really bad it would be good to get them done, do the alignment, then put on the new tires.

Can I get a wheel alignment with bad struts?

The can cause tire wear from the rear tires loosing contact with the road. If an alignment is performed without the repairs or replacement of struts will cause the mechanic that is doing alignment to change adjustments to compensate for the bad struts.

Does car need alignment after replacing lower control arm?

The need for an alignment after lowering the car is different from replacing the upper arms. If you are just replacing the upper arms, you shouldn’t have to worry about an alignment unless your old arms were heavily worn and had significant play.

Do you need an alignment after removing knuckle?

Yes, you will need alignment if you unbolt the knuckle. If you separate the ball joint, remove the axle from the knuckle, you can press the bearing in/out with the right tool.

What does bad wheel bearing sound like?

The classic sounds of a bad wheel bearing are cyclic chirping, squealing and/or growling noise. You can also tell that the sound is related to wheel bearings if it changes in proportion to vehicle speed. The sound can get worse with every turn, or it can disappear momentarily.

How do you know if your steering knuckle is bad?

Signs Of A Bad Steering Knuckle Squealing noise when turning. Shaking steering wheel. The vehicle pulling to one side instead of going straight. Crooked steering wheel when driving straight.

Can I just replace one wheel bearing?

Wheel bearings are used in both the front wheels and the back wheels. That is why you won’t necessarily have to replace all of your wheel bearings if only one is worn out. Many (dishonest) mechanics will tell you that all need to be replaced or both on the same axle. This is usually not necessary.