Thursday, January 12, 2012

LUV 1974-76 Wheel Alignment Repair Guide

Before checking or adjusting wheel alignment, ensure tires are correctly inflated. Refer to manufacturers specifications located in glove box or an right hand door jam.

1) Place vehicle on smooth level surface. Bounce vehicle several times. Raise vehicle and allow to settle at normal height6. Measure distance as shown in illustration.

NOTE - Height check should be made with a full tank of gas, spare tire installed, and jack included. No passengers should be in vehicle.

2) Difference between measurements of each side must not be more than 1/2". If an adjustment is necessary, it can be made at bolt on height control arm

Riding Height Specifications
Front - 4.6"
Rear - 7.4"

Adjustment is made with shims inserted between upper control arm pivot shaft and frame. Adding or subtracting shims from either front or rear bolts will effect a change in caster. Shims may not be transfered from front to rear or from rear to front. Transfer of one shim from front bolt to rear bolt will decrease positive caster. For correct specifications, refer to table

Camber is adjusted by adding or subtracting shims. Adding on equal number of shims at both front and rear of pivot shaft will decrease positive camber. For correct specifications, refer to table.

NOTE - Toe-in must be adjusted after caster and camber adjustment.

Toe-in can be adjusted by rotating the intermediate rod after loosening lock nuts. Rotating intermediate rod towards front of vehicle reduces toe-in and towards rear of vehicle increases toe-in. For correct specifications, refer to following guide table.