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Does a front wheel drive car need and all wheel alignment?

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2011-10-18 21:11:25
2011-10-18 21:11:25

Not necessarily, but it should be checked anyway. The front wheels on your car are referenced off the back 'trailing' axle so if the rear axle was off then the entire alignment is off. Older vehicles and many pickups are referenced off the ' driving' or 'fixed' rear axle but the rear axle is non-ajustable where as your cars is. This is a more precise way of alignment.

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