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Wheel alignment angles STS 1995


manowar77

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Hi everybody!

Im gonna replace my tires on my STS 1995 next week and im gonna do a wheel alignment at the same time!

Does anyone know what angles to use?

Toe in, Toe out, Camber & Caster!

It doesnt say anything in Haynes repair manual and im not sure the tireshop have these specifications on their instrument!

Its a Cadillac Seville STS 1995 with 225/60 R16 wheels!

Thank you!

Roger Martinsen

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From the 1997 FSM, which applies to the 1997 model year DeVille, Seville, and Eldorado (all models) and very likely applies to your 1995 STS, page 3A-6, the alignment specifications are:

FRONT

Caster 2.3 degrees, tolerance 1.0 degrees, match R-L within 1 degree

Camber 0 degrees, tolerance 0.5 degrees, match within 0.75 degrees

Toe (LH-RH), 0.2 degrees, tolerance 0.2 degrees

Toe (per wheel), 0.1 degrees, tolerance 0.1 degrees

Steering wheel angle, 0 degrees, tolerance 2.5 degrees

Thrust angle, not given

REAR

Caster, not given; match R-L -0.3 degrees with tolerance 0.5 degrees

Camber, 0 degrees, tolerance 0.75 degrees, cross camber (LH-RH) 0.2 degrees, tolerance 0.2 degrees

Steering wheel angle 0 degrees, tolerance 0.1 degrees

The detailed descriptions of exactly what is meant by each specification, how they are measured and adjusted, etc. is on pages 3A-1 through 3A-5 of the FSM. The torque specifications on the bolts is on page 3A-6.

If you intend to continue dong fine work on your Cadillac, you should get a FSM for it. They are still available new from Helm, Inc. and people find them on eBay all the time.

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Thank you Jim!

The reason that i am getting an wheel alignment are because i replaced the left front hub bearing and about about 2 years ago and i havent noticed any abnormal wear on the front tires since then but you should always do a wheel alignment after that!

Just in case because i want the new tires to last a long time :rolleyes:

Thanks for the info!

Roger Martinsen

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You're very welcome. Your alignment equipment and/or supplies should have printed or online data to check against the alignment specifications that I gave you. If something is significantly different, go with the numbers that I gave because they are pretty typical of modern cars with strut front suspension and independent rear suspension.

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Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

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