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Old 06-30-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Gap behind front wheels..?

What would cause a difference in the gap like this?..When I drive it it feels normal and nothing is out of the ordinary. Thanks in advance.
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I'm guessing the caster on each side is way different.
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I'm guessing the caster on each side is way different.
Where is the caster located?
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Where is the caster located?
That's an alignment issue. My guess you need a front end alignment. Or new front end parts, AND an alignment.
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Caster is an adjustment.

I think you have some damage from hitting a curb or something.
Something in your suspension is bent on that side
The same incident / impact that is the cause of your door edge hitting the fender.
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That's an alignment issue. My guess you need a front end alignment. Or new front end parts, AND an alignment.
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Caster is an adjustment.

I think you have some damage from hitting a curb or something.
Something in your suspension is bent on that side
The same incident / impact that is the cause of your door edge hitting the fender.
Now is this a costly repair
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It depends on how much is wrong. If it's just an alignment issue, under $100. If its bent parts, it depends on how many parts were affected.
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It depends on how much is wrong. If it's just an alignment issue, under $100. If its bent parts, it depends on how many parts were affected.
Alright thanks ill go look and take pics in a bit
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Seeing that the fender is pushed back, I'm wondering if there's some strut tower damage.
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Where my cars at right now I can't see anything.. I'm gonna have to put it on a lift or something
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Jack it up, take the wheel off and look at it. Take some pics while the tire is off so we can see it.
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There is no adjustment for caster on an f body caster should always be set. Either you have a bent lower co from arm or your suspension/engine cradle Is either bent or skewed.
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There is no adjustment for caster on an f body caster should always be set. Either you have a bent lower co from arm or your suspension/engine cradle Is either bent or skewed.

Yes it is adjustable. There are two bolts on the lower a arm to the k member.

http://www.alignmentspecs.com/mm/camaro.asp
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