[DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!
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[DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!



Does anyone know if DMC Garden Grove has the capability to do the 
alignment? I will call them on Monday to see, would be nice to have 
it all done at once.

Nathan

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> If the shims are missing it would indicate either there never were 
any
> shims, the bolt is bent, or the bolt loosend up either because the
> shims were crushed, the bushing spacer was crushed, the bolt 
strechted
> or bent, or the nuts loosened up. In any case you should replace 
the
> bolts and get a 4 wheel alignment. After the alignment you should
> record the # of shims with a magic marker on the frame and in a
> logbook you should be keeping on the car. If the bolt is bent or 
loose
> it is very dangerous to continue driving on it. There is no set # 
of
> shims. It varies from car to car. There is a limit on them though. 
You
> are not supposed to exceed 5 shims per side. Take the alignment 
specs
> with you to the alignment shop. He can enter them manually into his
> machine to do the car. Most shops will not have the Delorean specs 
in
> their database.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike clemens <rmclemns@> wrote:
> >
> > Nathan,
> > 
> > Josh P. and the Silver Beast had exactly the same type
> > problem, except his was a missing bolt.  Trying to
> > move the wheel either loaded or unloaded will not show
> > you anything.  We caught Josh's when we jacked up his
> > car and had almost all the weight off the wheel, but
> > it was still in contact with the ground.  By grabbing
> > the wheel in the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions and
> > pushing and pulling, we were able to move the whole
> > assembly about a half an inch.  (NOT GOOD)  If your
> > shims are missing, then every bump you hit while
> >
>








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