Front Axle

Prepare the car for checking and adjusting of the wheel positioning values. Place front wheels on rotating plates or something similar. Bottom front and rear wheel suspension of car 2 or 3 times and have spring force move the car up to ride level height each time.

Adjusting Camber

Camber is adjusted by displacing the spring strut to the wheel carrier. This requires unscrewing two mounting bolts with Special Tool 9265/1.

Apply excentric socket 9265 on the upper mounting bolt head (fillister head bolt) and turn to adjust the camber.

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964 Caster Adjustment

Adjusting Caster

Unscrew bolted connection between link carrier and control arm (arrows).

Adjusting Toe

Preparation: Check whether steering wheel is offset to the steering gear. This requires removing the floor trim panel and centering the steering gear in middle position with Special Tool 9116. Attempt to have the best value when transferring the steering wheel, if necessary.

Remove Special Tool 9116 afterwards.

Adjust caster by turning the caster excentric and therefore displacing the link carrier forward or back.

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Clamp steering wheel in the middle position with the steering wheel holder and adjust toe on the tie rods. Make sure the bellows in question is not twisted (damaged).

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Note

After tightening the tie-rod lock nuts, the tie-rod ends of both tie-rods must be in a horizontal position.

The bellows on the tie-rods must not be twisted. Check and turn bellows into correct position if required.

A damaged bellows must be replaced as the steering gear may otherwise be damaged by dirt ingress.

Toe Difference Angle

The toe difference angle cannot be adjusted (it can only be influenced by replacing the steering arms).

1 Camber excenter = adjustment via hexagon socket (arm end)

2 Toe excenter = adjustment via hexagon

3 Toe excenter mounting screw

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