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Post by vanzep » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:51 pm

I booked my 4th gen in for a wheel alignment and also asked that they change the front tyres as the ones on the car have some bad wear on the outer shoulders. so thinking as logically as i could i asked for them to change the tyres and then carry out the alignment only to be told they would do the alignment and then put the replacement tyres on the front. The tyres that are going on are mildy worn and im supplying them but obviously a lot less worn than the ones coming off the car.
Last time i went there i left them the 4ws locking pin and the excerpts from the manual. Again maybe im being a bit ocd but they were adjusting or tightening up the rear lcas with the engine running and the pin in place. Im sure i read you dont do this and must have the engine off when doing any adjustment at the rear as to avoid any damage to the 4ws steering box.

I know im a bit ocd about the lude and may be overthinking things a bit but id like to hear other peoples opinion on what they think...so let me know :)
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Post by Vtecmec » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:29 pm

Yes, they are doing it wrong.

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Post by vanzep » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:11 pm

Im heading there tomorrow will go with locking pin and the manual excerpt for 4ws alignment - definately going to state there is to be no adjustment done at the rear with engine on and pin in place - its must be engine off :)
They have a good rep and cost is reasonable so hopefully they will do as i ask....i do seem to have a problem getting stuff done when i take parts and instructions in -i think most garages like to diagnose the problem and tell the customer whats needed not the other way round ;)
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