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Old 05-13-2019, 10:52 AM
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Alignment cam adjusters?

I was just told my truck is out of alignment and needs to have “cam adjusters” added to it.

With 42k miles, something doesn’t sound right.

If they are right, what should it cost?

I was quoted $600.00
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:03 PM
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That sounds like apples and bananas to me. Alignment is wheels/tires/tracking. Cam adjusters is engine, and they aren't added, they're just there. Which year and engine are you talking about?
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:35 PM
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That sounds like apples and bananas to me. Alignment is wheels/tires/tracking. Cam adjusters is engine, and they aren't added, they're just there. Which year and engine are you talking about?
I believe he was using “cam” as an abbreviation for “camber”

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Old 05-13-2019, 12:36 PM
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Sounds like you need a new shop.
 
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Originally Posted by 150 Beast View Post
I believe he was using “cam” as an abbreviation for “camber”

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The kits are right around 35.00 a side and easy enough to install. I had to install them when I did my leveling kit because I was still 1.5 degrees out. I would never pay 600 for install.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ford390gashog View Post
The kits are right around 35.00 a side and easy enough to install. I had to install them when I did my leveling kit because I was still 1.5 degrees out. I would never pay 600 for install.

I had a feeling that price was way off. He told me the camber adjusting bolts were $400 and right then I knew something was fishy and this was a dealership by the way
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:33 PM
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My leveling kit, installed and aligned with camber adjusters, was $300. Take it to an independent shop.

Almost every truck, new or old, will need the alignment cams when the time comes.
 
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I just YouTube’d it. Is it really that easy?

I’m very mechanically inclined....

 
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:08 PM
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Found them on Rock Auto
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by JKBrad View Post
My leveling kit, installed and aligned with camber adjusters, was $300. Take it to an independent shop.

Almost every truck, new or old, will need the alignment cams when the time comes.
Is 2 bolts per side all that’s needed in the upper control arm or, does the lower arm get them too?
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:49 PM
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No, they go on the lower control arms. 2 bolts per side, 4 total.
 
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Originally Posted by JKBrad View Post
No, they go on the lower control arms. 2 bolts per side, 4 total.
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Originally Posted by 150 Beast View Post
I just YouTube’d it. Is it really that easy?

I’m very mechanically inclined....

https://youtu.be/OsizWChLOQw
I watched it, and I think he placed the washers incorrectly. The washers should go under the bolt head (or nut) and not between the cam washer and the control arm mount. You want the maximum amount of friction under the cam washer.
 
 


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