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Wheel Alignment and Balancing

Wheel alignment is the adjustment of the wheels’ angles so that they would be parallel to each other and perpendicular to the road. Wheel balancing, on the other hand, is the checking of a heavy spot on the wheels.

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Can you fit 16 inch alloys on a Skoda fabia?

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Yes, 16 inch alloys can typically fit on a Skoda Fabia without any issue. Just ensure that the bolt pattern and offset of the new wheels match the specifications of your car to avoid any compatibility problems.

What is co alignment principle?

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When aligning arabs, you have connect the ala buk buks

How do you replace a friction wheel on a MTD snow blower?

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To replace the friction wheel on an MTD snow blower, you will need to disconnect the spark plug wire, remove the auger belt and pulley, then remove the wheel assembly. Install the new friction wheel by reversing the steps, making sure to adjust tension on the drive system properly. Refer to the snow blower's manual for detailed instructions.

What are bud wheels?

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Bud wheels are a kind of wheel rim design commonly used in commercial trucks and buses. They consist of two components: the wheel itself and a removable center disk that mounts onto the wheel hub. This design allows for easier changes or repairs to the wheel components.

How much does alignment cost?

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The cost of an alignment typically ranges from $50 to $100. Prices may vary depending on the location, type of vehicle, and the specific alignment service needed. It's recommended to get quotes from different auto shops to compare prices.

Are alloy wheels from a Mercedes w211 compatible with a W210?

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Alloy wheels from a Mercedes W211 may not be directly compatible with a W210 due to differences in wheel sizes, offsets, and bolt patterns between the two models. It is recommended to check with a mechanic or wheel specialist to confirm compatibility before attempting to install them.

How do you convert 4 lug hubs to 5 lug hubs?

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You wil have to replace the 4-lug Hub with a compatible 5-lug hub - you should take the 4-lug hub with you to any auto-mechanics shop and ask them if they can find the dimensions of that Hub; and possibly find a 5-lug hub that matches.

Keep in mind; You will need new Brake Rotors (5-lug versions) if you transfer to a 5-lug hub. You might need to check the drive axle as well; they might have a different groove pattern not compatible with a different 5-lug hub. But don't quote that.

How do you know when to get new tires?

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A certain speeds, your steering wheel starts to shake.

What is the wheel alignment setting on a Mazda bongo?

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Full specification from the Mazda Bongo Friendee workshop manual is:

FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT

STANDARD VALUE

Inner side 39° ± 2°

Outer side 35° ± 2°

ADJUSTMENT

Difference between left and right (ball joints) - lengths 3mm or less

Tightening Torque 68.6-98.0 N/M (7.0-10.0 Kgf/m)

CASTER AND CAMBER

Camber Angle Standard Value 0°05' ± 1°

Caster Angle Standard Value 4°30' ± 1°

Tightening Torque 236-314 N/M (24-32 Kgf/m)

ADJUSTMENT

Note Caster wheels cannot be adjusted

The Camber adjustable range is 47'

Tightening Torque 151-189 N/M (15.3-19.3 Kgf/m)

TOTAL TOE-IN

Standard value 1-7mm

Tightening Torque 68.6-98.0 N/M (7.0-10.0 Kgf/m)

SIDE SLIP

Standard Value IN - 5mm OUT - 5MM

What cause the car to shake when turning the wheel?

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This can be caused by the washers that hold the engine are loose or worn down, causing extra vibration when the car is running. Not too expensive to fix but involves taking the engine out and replacing the springs on the washers.

How much does a wheel weigh?

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Depends on the type and size of the wheel. The normal car tire weighs less without the center wheel which can be made from different materials like steel or aluminum that greatly effect it's weight. The wheel can also be for a lawnmower or bicycle weighing only a few pounds or a jet airplane or huge construction vehicle weighing hundreds of pounds

How much does it cost to get wheel alignment or wheel balance?

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Wheel alignment 40-60 $ depending on where you go. Wheel balancing 20 $

When should tires be replaced?

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I rotate mine every 3rd oil change which is aprox 9K miles.

Refer to owner's manual for exact guidelines, but most manufacturers recommend rotating tires roughly every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Again, see owner's manual for specifics.

What is average cost for a wheel alignment on a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant?

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Depends on the car, not sure about your mits' - on mine all 4 wheels need to be aligned. If nothing suspenions wise is problematic then expect about 80-150 bucks. if you go to pep boys it is 69.99 for a four whell alignment

How do you check front wheel alignment?

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you can use a tape measurer and measure center to center to set the tow caster and camber need to be aligned with a machine and your steering wheel will probably not be centered or shell out the 60$ and have it done professionally and they can set all 4 things

Does a car with front wheel drive need front end alignment?

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There is no reason you should have to. If the tie rod was knocked out of the spindle it goes back in the same place. Nothing else has any effect on the alignment.

What is the cost to get an alignment?

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On average a 2 wheel alignment runs about $50.00. If you get a 4 wheel alignment it will cost you $80.00 to $100.00. I used to work at a car dealer and we charged $130.00 for a 4 wheel alignment. Best advice shop around and make sure you get a warranty because sometimes the mechanic will not adjust the alignment right and you will have to go back.

What type of tax is a disposal fee for old tires that is paid when new tires are purchase?

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This is called an indirect tax because the fee is not paid on the new purchase but has the same effect as if it were.

Signs you need a front end alignment?

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Uneven tire wear. If the car "pulls" to one side or the other. If the steering wheel is not lined up properly when the car is pointed straight ahead..

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How can you tell your front end is out of alignment on your Honda Civic 2005 other than tire wear?

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Tire wear is certainly one of the ways to tell, but there are other indicators as well. If the vehicle pulls to one side you no doubt have an alignment problem.

What does the letter J mean in a wheel size 7.5J x 15?

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The size of a wheel is determined by 4 different measurements, these are the Rim Width, Rim Diameter, PCD ( Pitch circle diameter ) and the offset.

Rim Width, is the distance between then inner surfaces of the wheel, and is where the tyre is seated against the edge of the wheel.

Rim Diameter, is the diameter of the inner surface of the wheel, and again is where the tyre is seated.

These two measurement are the most commonly quote, eg 10x5 or 10J5, which means the wheel has a 10inch rim diameter and a 5 inch rim width, the "J" allegedly refers to the shape of the wheel rim in cross section(?), and hence the type of type required, J is normal !

How do you adjust wheel alignment?

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To adjust wheel alignment, you must;

have the vehicle on a level surface,

check alignment with gauges or other suitable equipment,

raise vehicle,

remove ball joint using splitter,

turn track rod end depending on toe in or out,

lower vehicle and check again.

this is a lengthy process, and may need to be repeated several times.

hope this helps

Will thirty three inch tires fit on 8 inch wide rims?

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Yes, if the width of the tires are right. You can place 33" x 10" wide tires on 8" wide rims. Your tires will have a number like 33x15x10.5. This is a tire that is 33" in circumference, will fit a 15" wheel, and is 10.5" wide. Just verify whether you have 14",15" or 16" wheels before ordering.

The width of the tire is the determining factor here. The most common 33 inch tire size is 33-1250R15, these will probably be too wide for an 8 inch rim.