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How to ajust camber

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How to ajust camber

Postby jholden47 [OP] » Jun 20 2019, 7:58pm

I replaced the upper A Arm on my 2007 Sierra for its inspection a month ago. I just got around to taking it for a alignment where they pointed out I screwed up, as I installed the plates with the pin/nub on the outside of the guide slot! oops!

So I need to take the nut off, and reinstall the plate properly then adjust it so the nub sits in the center. So first question do I need to jack up the truck for this? secondly, can someone remind me what size the nuts are? the tire is leaning in at the top pretty significantly, what is the best way to move it? pull on the tire? or leaver on the plate?

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Re: How to ajust camber

Postby 19trax95 » Jun 20 2019, 8:30pm

It's a 22mm (7/8" also works). Take the nut off, swap what you need then put the nut on so it's just barely snug. Trim the bolt head on the inside and it will move it. Position it where you want and tighten the nut.

But why cant the alignment shop just do it? If I understand right, it would take literally 30 seconds. They are already there anyway.
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Re: How to ajust camber

Postby jholden47 [OP] » Jun 20 2019, 8:36pm

They were going to charge me $160 for doing it!

Ok thanks! is it best to jack it up?
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Re: How to ajust camber

Postby 19trax95 » Jun 20 2019, 8:38pm

You don't need to. But since your takking the nut off I would. You'll want it back on the ground to adjust and tighten it though.
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Re: How to ajust camber

Postby jholden47 [OP] » Jun 20 2019, 9:24pm

Thanks for the help, hopefully I can get a ratchet in there! if not I am going to have to find a box wrench!
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Re: How to ajust camber

Postby 19trax95 » Jun 20 2019, 10:03pm

You should be able to get a ratchet on the nut side. But you'll need a wrench either way to hold and turn the bolt.
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