I'm having trouble with my 93 4x4 Ranger on the front end. I noticed that the drivers side front tire ONLY is wearing on the inside like the toe-in is out but I don't think it is beacuse it is only the one tire. About a year ago I had the ball joint changed on that side and just had noticed the wear this spring and is getting worse. I'm not sure how the camber is adjusted but maybe there is supposed to be a shim that wasn't replaced when the new ball joint was installed? Anyone know?
If you're truck has "A arm" type front suspension, you'll need to pull the upper control arm out. If it's a solid type front axle you'll need a camber/caster bushing. Better off going to get a good alignment.
You can get 3deg bushings for your 4x4, but a truck that is getting older such as yours it may be easier to buy new coil springs, they are known to get weak and sag. you would just be prolonging it if you buy the bushings to get the camber correct again. a set of skyjacker "leveling" coil springs cost me around $150 and i installed them myself in a couple of hours. You will of course need an alingment afterwards, but while you are in there you can adjust the camber so it is not such a sever deg positive. Just my 2 cents
1997 Mazda B4000 4x4 205,000 miles
5 Speed Auto
Yeah, they sell eccentric cam bushings that the upper ball joint goes through. You most likely have a negative camber situation on your LF tire. This also "should" cause your truck to pull to the right (depending on what your caster and camber readings are like for the other wheel). Your ride height is probably lower than what it should be from sagging springs. I would recommend replacement of your front springs, and then an alignment. If you want to get by cheap you could probaly just get it aligned with your old springs in there because when they replaced your ball joint they may have moved the cam around causing your alignment to be off.
2004 F150 FX4 Crew Cab
85 4x4 5.0L F150 Reg Cab-What the heck should I do with this thing?
The FIRST thing you should do is to replace the rubber donut bushings at the end of the radius arms. This is the most likely cause of your alignment problem. If you can see a gap anywhere around the donut, then it's worn out. The replacement of this donut will probably bring your alignment back into spec without doing anything else.
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