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Old 09-15-2011, 12:45 PM   #11
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If you take your sprinter to a tyre dealer to get your front end aligned you are most likely come away with a worse problem because most tyre dealers do not understand the importance of checking the cross member position. Best to leave it untill you can do what I recomend, it is an easy job you can do yourself in about 1 hour. If you do not have the confidence to do it yourself let me do it for you. I am in Alice springs and heading back to Melbourne in about 3 weeks. Eric..
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:15 PM   #14
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Took our Sprinter to have the wheel alingment, it was in Spec, however adjusted the Toe in to max but still in Spec. ie within the +/- range.

Don't know what impact ,but could not get the Sprinter onto the 4 poster, it was 2 long, Front wheels were on the 4 poster turntable, and rear wheels on the ground ie front about 9 inches higher than the rear.

Castor on the passenger side was more than the drivers side.

Was told the swap the front tyres around in 5,000Km

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Old 09-21-2011, 02:03 PM   #15
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It is a shame you did not straighten the cross member because that would have cured your problem and no cost. The caster being different on one side is the direct result of a disloged cross member. Clearly your "mechanic" does not know sprinters. Eric.
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I’m going to be having a closer look at the position of my crossmenber tomorrow ! This forum is great ! Special thanks to Eric
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PS: I had Eric carry out his fix when I visited him on the way to Tassie around 6 months after my last post
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Iím going to be having a closer look at the position of my crossmenber tomorrow ! This forum is great ! Special thanks to Eric
Be sure to look at the DIY thread..
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=18665
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