Civic'91...Alignment problem!...

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Caleb, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Caleb

    Caleb Guest

    I had a similar problem in my crx except that it wore the insides of both my
    brand new tyres (im from new zealand, different spelling)
    the problem was a cracked cross member and the wheels would change camber
    angles depending on driving which ate the insides of the tyres though i dont
    see how your problem would be similar but you could check the camber angles
    Caleb, Nov 16, 2004
  2. Caleb

    Caleb Guest

    a good way to test is to go around a corner about 40k (or 28mph) where there
    is a small hole in the road and make the inside wheel go over the hole, you
    should be able to feel if it is moving sideways, anyhow, i live in new
    zealand, if you were here i could tell you a great place to get one for
    about $20 or $30. try a japanese autospares place, you should get one for
    around $60 - $80 i think, im sure they have them where you live, see if you
    can find the crack first though, make sure it is the crossmember. otherwise
    it could be another suspension part, those are the only causes im aware of.
    good luck
    oh and check both left and right side suspension parts against each other to
    see if they are identical (eg no bends)
    Caleb, Nov 16, 2004
  3. Caleb

    Gershund Guest

    I recently changed the rack and pinion myself (about 2 months ago), and took
    it to the shop for alignment (4 wheels)!...I remember that before I was
    taking it to the shop the tires got worn specially on the outer corners
    (both in front), I'm afraid that just like a week ago, the alignment or
    something else made my steering ( I don't know if it's the alignment) like
    if there's is a "space in between", wich means that my steering plays
    between feeling one side when I turn and when I go to the other one feels
    likeno connection (I hope you know what I mean)!...

    I change the lower bal joints (both) and the arm joints from the steering
    arms!...Do you know if I anything else could be at fault?...I have seen some
    people talking about bushings!..Where are those at?..Is it easy to be
    changed by a DIY like me?...Any squematic on the web where I can look at
    it?...How much do they cost?..

    I was wondering if my car has rubber mounts on the springs (shock absorbers)
    that I have to look at and change!...

    Could it be possibly that the new rack and pinion was "bad" (Cardone
    brand)?...How does a Civic "behaves" when the the steering pump is bad
    and/or might be at fault?..

    Any other inputs?..

    Thank you in advance!..
    Gershund, Nov 17, 2004
  4. Caleb

    Gershund Guest

    It might be reasonable to think the crossmember is at fault!...My wheels do
    change position like ou say ( I can sense it while I drive it), like if the
    swing from side to side on it's axle!..

    Where to I buy a new cross member?..How much are those?...I know I can get a
    used one, but want to compare in price with a new one1..

    Thank you for your post, Caleb!..
    Gershund, Nov 17, 2004
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