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Toe in on a 97 explorer?

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by Dave85zxt, July 9, 2005.


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      Dave85zxt New Member

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      Does anyone know the toe in specs for a 97 explorer? Haynes only says what toe in, castor and camber are.

      Thanks,
      Dave
       
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      Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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      Here are many examples;http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134137

      If you think you are out of spec, you can use string to check.

      Center your steering wheel, loop a length of string around the rear wheel and run it forward around the front wheel. It will work better if you string both sides at the same time.

      Now look at how the string contacts the front tire. In the first pic, i'm nuetral (string touches front and back of front tire) if your toe out, the string won't touch the back of the tire. If your toe in, the string will bend around the back of the tire (which you want a little bit)

      Make some adjustments, unlock your steering ( don't need to turn the engine on) and rock it back and forth a few times then recenter it. (unless you have caster pads like the alignment shop).
       

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      Thanks a ton for the information and links. I was able to perform an alignment this morning and it worked out really well. The truck no longer pulls to the right!
       

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