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1992 Toyota Camry Question: Was told that mechanic could not do front end alignment?

 

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Blizzard of Ozz, 3.0L V6, Winthrop Harbor, IL, August 08, 2012, 18:12
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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.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 08, 2012, 20:04
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    what is wrong with steering shaft?did he explain?

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto August 09, 2012, 05:13
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    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.

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