Camber gauge Part Number 711-1039 use when replacing parts
Vehicle Involved: All Vehicles
Condition: Camber changes dramatically when replacing front suspension components causing increased alignment time.
Repair Procedure: When suspension parts need replacement such as a strut or strut bearing, camber is affected greatly. The use of a magnetic camber gauge will save time and make the alignment procedure easier. This tool does NOT take the place of the actual alignment machine.
Example: a vehicle needs a front strut bearing plate due to a noise issue. With the vehicle up on a frame rack and the tire off, install the magnetic camber gauge on the secured rotor and turn the adjusting knob till the bubble aligns with the zero mark. Remove the gauge without touching the knob and place it on the bench.
After replacing the bearing plate, reattach the gauge and move the strut until the bubble aligns with the zero mark. This will get the camber adjustment close to the original setting. The wheel alignment angles should now be checked to verify all four wheels are within specs. This tool may also be used when installing camber bolts if a "jack and hold" is not available on your alignment machine.
Example: You determine the car needs one degree positive camber correction. Support the vehicle and remove the tire. Install the camber gauge on the rotor and adjust the bubble to zero. Remove the OE bolt and replace it with an adjustable cam bolt. Now, turn the cam bolt until the gauge shows one degree positive. Tighten the bolts, and replace the wheel. Re-compensate and verify all four wheels are within specs. The camber gauge is listed in the Alignment products Manual under tools.
No. RCB 11-12