Steering and Suspension Angles - First Session

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    • John Keyno
      John Keyno

      Quick notes: Car pulls to where caster is more negative. Car pulls to where camber is more positive. Toe does not make car pull, only tire wear and steering wheel angle. When toe in or out tires will struggle against each other. A bad toe will cause different camber/caster which will cause pull. Also is the instructor going to a basketball match after class or endorsed by nike? :'D

      about 9 months ago
    • MasterWomanGuerline
      MasterWomanGuerline

      Hello Sir. I am trying to diagnose a squeaking issue. I noticed the outer tie rod bushings are torn, but no plays in the tie rod ends. If I am hearing correctly in the video, the torn bushings can cause that, themselves?

      about 10 months ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to MasterWomanGuerline

      Turning would be ball joint related - going over bumps would be bushing related.

      about 10 months ago
    • MasterWomanGuerline
      MasterWomanGuerline In reply to MasterWomanGuerline

      Thank you, Sir for the reply. To answer the questions: the service adviser did not ask these questions, neither did I. What could it be if it were squeaking while turning or going over bumps?

      about 10 months ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to MasterWomanGuerline

      Usually that'll be dry ball joints - as a temporary measure to help pinpoint it, if the boots are torn and the joint is dry, squirt some motor oil in and around the ball in the joint and see if the noise goes away. If it does, you'll still need to replace the joints, but that'll give you a good way to pinpoint the squeak. Does it squeak while turning or going over bumps?

      about 10 months ago
    • DONNELL JEFFERSON
      DONNELL JEFFERSON

      What is crazy I went to Brake Plus and a off brand repair shop with actual numbers I wanted and asked them what is my Set-Back Reading, Ride Height Spec, etc and they didn't know what I was talking about. They had to read the documents I brought. Because all of the learning they forgot to properly align my car..lol. All shops will just do a Toe adjustment and send you off. Not knowing what SAI is and how it can determine damages to the steering component and frame. I advise to go in with documents showing a proper alignment and knowing the alignment numbers of your car. To not know your self or the shop is denying your car a proper alignment that you overpaid for.

      about 10 months ago
    • El Chapo Audits
      El Chapo Audits In reply to DONNELL JEFFERSON

      @D.O.D nice you guys build and tune

      about 7 months ago
    • D.O.D
      D.O.D In reply to DONNELL JEFFERSON

      Not "all" shops.

      about 8 months ago
    • Raymond Ruz
      Raymond Ruz

      Hey brother can you do one on T2

      about 10 months ago
    • John Cottrill
      John Cottrill

      why would he pull the strut to do a pt cruiser timing belt that is a lot of extra unnecessary work

      about 11 months ago
    • John Cottrill
      John Cottrill In reply to John Cottrill

      I CAN SURE RELATE TO THAT SORRY FOR BEING A SMART ASS

      about 11 months ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to John Cottrill

      He was following shop manual procedure ... even though it wasn't necessary it was a learning experience... He tended to be kind of lazy and so I let him do the extra work

      about 11 months ago
    • Steve Aguilar
      Steve Aguilar

      I SMELL BELL PEPPER

      about 11 months ago
    • Jordan Jaeger
      Jordan Jaeger

      any tips on steering suspension test i take mine this week

      about 1 year ago
    • Justin Thomas
      Justin Thomas

      Great video, I am currently studying for my ASE A4 & A5. And found this video very helpful. You don't currently teach any 'online' test prep courses do you? There aren't any in my area. Thanks in advance.

      about 2 years ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to Justin Thomas

      Good thoughts

      about 2 years ago
    • Justin Thomas
      Justin Thomas In reply to Justin Thomas

      +McCuistian that answer makes complete sense believe it or not, and my thoughts were the same. But the new I've been working with says "it's easier and quicker to just put it in park before sweeping caster" but my theory is it could slightly roll from putting into gear? So with that, yes use brake depressor, but also keep in neutral? And is it okay to put in park? Thanks.

      Also the reason I'm asking these questions is because I don't just want to have my ASE certificate, and I wanna know how to diagnose/fix and have a Full understanding of why it is the way it is. Thanks again.

      about 2 years ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to Justin Thomas

      Conventional wisdom is that you should have the brake depressor in place anytime you don't need to turn the wheels, but many years ago I asked the Hunter Engineering guy the same question and he didn't have a clear answer. Presumably it prevents the vehicle from moving even the least little bit while you're working on it, because if it moves, the sensors become unlevel and the readings can become inaccurate.

      Another answer would be that the first thing you follow the instructions on the machine. Second the caster reading requires the wheels to be locked on a machine with live caster. Therefore I typically would install the brake pedal depressor after the rolling comp but before the caster sweep and I would keep it installed throughout the rest of the alignment process

      about 2 years ago
    • Justin Thomas
      Justin Thomas In reply to Justin Thomas

      +McCuistian I have been working under an alignment rack for about 7mos now, & have had a couple mentors. The question I have is; after you roll-comp, then sweep Caster, do you install the brake depressor & leave the vehicle in neutral, if so why? The reason I'm asking is because I've been shown two different ways.. Thanks.

      about 2 years ago
    • Justin Thomas
      Justin Thomas In reply to Justin Thomas

      +McCuistian I have been working under an alignment rack for about 7mos now, & have had a couple mentors. The question I have is; after you roll-comp, then sweep Caster, do you install the brake depressor & leave the vehicle in neutral, if so why? The reason I'm asking is because I've been shown two different ways.. Thanks.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jaime Rodriguez
      Jaime Rodriguez

      Lmao @ 17:17

      about 2 years ago
    • Joseph Smith
      Joseph Smith

      what is easiest a1 through a8?

      about 3 years ago
    • The Blacklisted
      The Blacklisted In reply to Joseph Smith

      Tbh I found A4, and A5 to be the easiest. More so because brakes and suspensions are more of the simple things when it comes to a car (not saying its easy, but its the easiest). Next I would say A3 AND A2, then A6 AND A7, then id do A1, A9 (If you want. I mean since you are doing engines already you might as well), and A8. Now if you wanted to go balls to the wall go ahead and get your L1. If you want to do some over the counter work go off and get your p1, and p2 on the side. And shit if you feel like it you can get your X1 too (also and easy one) but isnt really recognized in the automotive world unless you do something like Fab or work in a muffler shop but that's a whole nother world (as far as automotive REPAIR is concerned if you get where im coming from). Thats like custom fabrication stuff.

      about 1 year ago
    • SKMC69
      SKMC69 In reply to Joseph Smith

      The one you think is the easiest will be the one you have to take 2 or 3 times lol.

      about 2 years ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to Joseph Smith

      I really don't know it depends on what you're best at but I have never studied for one and I have never failed one so if you know your stuff you should pass just about any of them

      about 3 years ago
    • tim
      tim

      frustrating with ase test's being about 35 years out of date

      about 3 years ago
    • D.O.D
      D.O.D In reply to tim

      Out of date?

      about 8 months ago
    • BIG Z
      BIG Z

      Thanks. Also got question about my book isn't giving me good illustrations about toe out wear. In general does the toe out wear happens outside of the tire or inside side of the tire?

      about 4 years ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to BIG Z

      @BIG Z Toe out happens all the way across - and it feathers the tread - positive camber wears the outside of the tire - negative camber wears the inside -

      about 4 years ago
    • BIG Z
      BIG Z

      I'm fairly new in Alignment stuff. But what will cause one wheel to have positive camber and the other wheel to have negative camber. Suspension components bent or what? How will it react on the road?

      about 4 years ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to BIG Z

      @BIG Z Each wheel has its own adjustment - Negative camber on SLA suspension can be caused by weak springs. All the components should be checked for wear before adjustments are made. Positive camber doesn't typically happen by itself - it'll be the result of trauma or misadjustment.

      about 4 years ago
    • Jesus Malagon
      Jesus Malagon

      thanks

      about 5 years ago
    • rusco321
      rusco321

      Why do drift cars use negative camber vs positive?

      about 5 years ago
    • anonymous anonymous
      anonymous anonymous In reply to rusco321

      McCuistian πŸ™Œ

      about 1 year ago
    • McCuistian
      McCuistian In reply to rusco321

      Negative camber tends to make the car more stable when drifting and less prone to sway - think of how splaying the legs outward on a table makes it more stable and harder to turn over - now take that same table and splay the legs inward (which would be like positive caster) and you have a table that will fall over very easily. Β In a "drift" situation, you need all the stability you can get.

      about 5 years ago