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Wheel Alignment After Front Shock Absorbers Change - Yes Or No?

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Guys

I need to change front shock absorbers (failed mot, leaking was on the limit but still failed) so my question is:

When replacing both front shocks do I need to do the wheel alignment ? Or shocks change is not impacting alignment

Thanks

sasha

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There is some movement in the bottom of the shocker where the bolts go through. If you clean it up really carefully and mark with a scriber or tipex you can get it back where it came from. You need to take the the three nuts off the top of the leg and the two big bolts through the bottom. There are odd bits of ABS and brake pipe clips.

Don't undo the big nut in the middle until you have contained the spring with some decent compressors otherwise you can inspect the pointing on next door's ridge tiles on the way past.

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It's mainly camber aligment that you have to watch.

Keith

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