Replaced both lower ball joints and was told that the "steering shaft" is shot, and that would cost me easily $200 to repair, then the alignment can be done correctly.
Was told that mechanic could not do front end alignment? on 1992 Toyota Camry
what is wrong with steering shaft?did he explain?
Most alignment techs. will not atempt to align a car that has worn steering or suspension parts. In your case it would be no way to get steering wheel centered properly. It also becomes a legal libilty issue also if your car was to be involved in a crash after its aligned.