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Question 04 Golf front camber caster adjustment

My front passenger wheel camber caster are off negative camber 2.2 caster 6.5. My tires last about 1/4 - 1/3 the expected life. Sears and an independent tire dealer charged me for a $15 report but said they could not complete an alignment that left my car up to specs. What is the cost effective way to deal with this?

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sounds like something is bent. tie-rod, strut, control arm.
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Did you ask "why" they could not align your vehicle? are you lowered? aftermarket suspension parts? I know Sears will normally not mess wiht non-stick parts.


I would say yes, something is bent or possiblly damaged under there.
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I asked... they did not offer up any repairs. Sears sells struts, if it was a bent strut I'd guess they would have pitched theirs. A kit to adjust camber caster might help "aleviate" the problem, but if it's fixed by changing the struts that's a better/cheaper answer. Hoping for a free estimate from a VW dealer. All this happend on a Sat. We'll see Monday or Tues.
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