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FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Front wheel alignment [16-inch wheel]

Item

Specification

Total toe-in

Tire [Tolerance ±4 mm {0.15 in}]

(mm {in})

2 {0.08}

Rim inner

(mm {in})

1.2±2.4 {0.05±0.09}

degree

0°11′±22′

Steering angle [Tolerance ±3°]

Inner

38°42′

Outer

32°54′

Steering axis inclination (Reference value)

10°39′

Camber

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the front fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

356—365 {14.1—14.3}

-0°41′

366—375 {14.5—14.7}

-0°22′

376—385 {14.8—15.1}

-0°06′

386—395 {15.2—15.5}

0°09′

396—405 {15.6—15.9}

0°21′

Caster

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the rear fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

354—363 {14.0—14.2}

6°27′

364—373 {14.4—14.6}

6°13′

374—383 {14.8—15.0}

5°59′

384—393 {15.2—15.4}

5°45′

394—403 {15.6—15.8}

5°31′


Front wheel alignment [17-inch wheel]

Item

Specification

Total toe-in

Tire [Tolerance ±4 mm {0.15 in}]

(mm {in})

2 {0.08}

Rim inner

(mm {in})

1.4±2.8 {0.06±0.11}

degree

0°11′±22′

Steering angle [Tolerance ±3°]

Inner

38°42′

Outer

32°54′

Steering axis inclination (Reference value)

10°47′

Camber

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the front fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

351—360 {13.8—14.1}

-0°51′

361—370 {14.3—14.5}

-0°31′

371—380 {14.7—14.9}

-0°14′

381—390 {15.0—15.3}

0°02′

391—400 {15.4—15.7}

0°15′

Caster

[Tolerance ±1°]

Vehicle height: From the end of the rear fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})

349—358 {13.8—14.0}

6°34′

359—368 {14.2—14.4}

6°20′

369—378 {14.6—14.8}

6°06′

379—388 {15.0—15.2}

5°53′

389—398 {15.4—15.6}

5°39′


NOTE:

Steering Angle Adjustment

1. Loosen the locknut of the tie-rod end.
2. Remove the rack boot clamp.
3. Rotate the tie rod and adjust the steering angle.

NOTE:

4. Tighten the locknut of the tie-rod end.
5. Correct the rack boot deformation.
6. Install and fix the rack boot clamp.
7. After adjusting the steering angle, always inspect and adjust the total toe-in. (See Total Toe-in Adjustment.)

Camber Adjustment

CAUTION:

1. Loosen the fixing nut of the adjusting cam bolt (front lower arm front side).

2. Rotate the adjusting cam bolt in either direction to adjust the camber.

Vehicle equipped with 16-inch wheel

Vehicle height*

Camber

356—365 {14.1—14.3}

-0°41′

366—375 {14.5—14.7}

-0°22′

376—385 {14.8—15.1}

-0°06′

386—395 {15.2—15.5}

0°09′

396—405 {15.6—15.9}

0°21′


Vehicle equipped with 17-inch wheel

Vehicle height*

Camber

351—360 {13.8—14.1}

-0°51′

361—370 {14.3—14.5}

-0°31′

371—380 {14.7—14.9}

-0°14′

381—390 {15.0—15.3}

0°02′

391—400 {15.4—15.7}

0°15′


*
From the end of the front fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})


Left wheel

Right wheel

Positive direction

Clockwise

Counterclockwise

Negative direction

Counterclockwise

Clockwise


3. Tighten the nut.
4. Adjust the total toe-in. (See Total Toe-in Adjustment.)

Caster Adjustment

CAUTION:

1. Loosen the installation nut of the adjusting cam bolt (front lower arm rear side).

2. Rotate the adjusting cam bolt in either direction to adjust the caster.

Vehicle equipped with 16-inch wheel

Vehicle height*

Caster

354—363 {14.0—14.2}

6°27′

364—373 {14.4—14.6}

6°13′

374—383 {14.8—15.0}

5°59′

384—393 {15.2—15.4}

5°45′

394—403 {15.6—15.8}

5°31′


Vehicle equipped with 17-inch wheel

Vehicle height*

Caster

349—358 {13.8—14.0}

6°34′

359—368 {14.2—14.4}

6°20′

369—378 {14.6—14.8}

6°06′

379—388 {15.0—15.2}

5°53′

389—398 {15.4—15.6}

5°39′


*
From the end of the rear fender to the center of the wheel (mm {in})


Left wheel

Right wheel

Increase

Counterclockwise

Clockwise

Decrease

Clockwise

Counterclockwise


3. Tighten the nut.
4. Adjust the camber and total toe-in. (See Total Toe-in Adjustment.)

Total Toe-in Adjustment

1. Loosen the locknut of the tie-rod end.
2. Remove the rack boot clamp.
3. Adjust the total toe-in by rotating each tie rod (left and right) in the opposite directions by the same amount respectively.

NOTE:

4. Tighten the locknut of the tie-rod end.
5. Verify that the rack boot does not have any twisting, and install the rack boot clamp.


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