Notices

2012 tl alignment issue

 
Old 03-12-2019, 12:43 AM
  #1  
Tl fever...cureless!
Thread Starter
 
Billu99tl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pembroke Pines Florida
Age: 36
Posts: 266
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
2012 tl alignment issue

hello all ,
I am having a issue getting my car aligned , make a long story short car was hit o. The left front side very very minor hit on fender got small damage and mirror broke , 3 mechanics checked that side suspension setup and find nothing bent or anything but car is pulling to the left , took it to different alignment places and they say machine is reading good alignment but front left side is slightly off but cannot be adjusted . Asking me to buy $600 “camber kits” to make the wheel straight .
Ki slt if anyone can help me with this I don’t have $600 to shell out at this moment
any tips or cheaper way to get the car to drive straight thanks all very much in advance
Billu99tl is offline  
Old 03-19-2019, 10:59 AM
  #2  
dv-
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Age: 36
Posts: 145
Received 13 Likes on 13 Posts
Are you still on the original struts and springs? Sometimes those sag as they age and the parts of the alignment that you're not supposed to ever need to adjust get out of alignment.
dv- is offline  
Old 03-19-2019, 11:01 AM
  #3  
Moderator
 
thoiboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal, CA
Posts: 37,949
Received 5,839 Likes on 4,682 Posts
Can you take a pic of the alignment sheet? Camber alone wouldn't cause the car to drift left.
thoiboi is online now  
Old 03-19-2019, 08:35 PM
  #4  
Senior Moderator
 
csmeance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Daytona Beach/Gainesville FL
Posts: 18,246
Received 1,030 Likes on 719 Posts
if the front fender was damaged there's a good chance the impact damaged or tweaked other suspension mounting points or parts that a mechanic could not see. You can try taking it to a bodyshop and see if they can put it on a frame machine and make sure the front subframe and everything else is in line and fine. A camber kit will simply get the camber back in spec but won't really correct a bent/damaged part. A slight bend can cause a lot of issues.

For example the Power steering mounts to the front subframe so if it was tapped or tweaked over it can cause issues.
csmeance is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
4drviper
3G TL Tires, Wheels & Suspension
2
01-30-2013 11:07 AM
jime
3G TL Tires, Wheels & Suspension
11
10-26-2011 10:45 AM
Newcleannow
1G TSX Tires, Wheels, & Suspension
7
10-08-2006 12:58 AM
conquest80
First Generation CL Discussion (1997-1999)
17
12-05-2004 08:49 PM
asiankidd
Second Generation TL (1999-2003)
1
08-02-2002 09:54 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2012 tl alignment issue


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.