AWD rear camber adjustment?

Handling, suspension, and brake tuning discussions
ricepicker
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:48 pm

AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby ricepicker » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Can someone tell me the exact bolt or location to adjust the rear cambers on my 2004 awd vibe. Driving me nuts. A picture or drawing would be nice. Thnks

User avatar
lannvouivre
Posts: 1601
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:00 pm
Location: Texas yay

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby lannvouivre » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:09 pm

You may have to get a kit to adjust it. I'll look in my book or at the Hunter alignment machine at school tomorrow and see what I can bring you!
"If you don't love me at my diddliest, you don't deserve me at my doodliest." - User ktluvscricket of reddit

ricepicker
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:48 pm

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby ricepicker » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:57 pm

Thanks..Ive been researching and always come across someone saying that no kits are needing but no details as to what can be done.

User avatar
Salsa Guy
Posts: 1775
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:46 pm
Location: Greater Tulsa Area

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby Salsa Guy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:38 pm

Interesting. I wonder if a kit from the GT (or XRS) will work because of the IRS.
05 Matrix XR 4WD and 03 Vibe GT
"If you want Government to solve your problems, then you are the problem!" BMSR
Trix MODS: SRI w/ AEM filter, Vibrant/Magnaflow Cat-back, Alutec Lightweight Crank Pulley
GT MODS: Cosmo SRI, DRL, Auto Stop

User avatar
Rayven01
Posts: 525
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:07 pm
Location: St Louis, MO

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby Rayven01 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:02 pm

This what you're looking for?
Attachments
Capture.PNG
Capture.PNG (22.76 KiB) Viewed 797 times
Image  Image

ricepicker
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:48 pm

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby ricepicker » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:50 am

Rayven01 wrote:This what you're looking for?


Thanks..you're the man

User avatar
joatmon
Posts: 9058
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:19 am
Location: SMC MD

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby joatmon » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:50 am

This may help also
Attachments
a040001.pdf
(137.57 KiB) Downloaded 89 times

ricepicker
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:48 pm

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby ricepicker » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:37 pm

joatmon wrote:This may help also


Thats works too..thanks joatmon

09SnowyVibe
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:09 pm
Location: Rusagonis, New Brunswick

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby 09SnowyVibe » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:53 pm

Thats a nicly hidden bolt to get at. Never knew it was there till after I lined up mine. Thankfully, it was within specs!

BTW, keep those bolts oiled. Our northern climate is hard on them, and trying to adjust them after the car has reached a certain age, is a PITA!
2009 Vibe AWD
2001 Sunfire GTX
1993 Buick Park Ave
1984 Chevrolet Citation

ehoff121
Posts: 722
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:19 am
Location: Conn.

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby ehoff121 » Tue May 29, 2018 6:51 am

Resurecting an old thread due to not heeding 09SnowyVibe's advice. What can you do if one of the adjustment bolts is frozen? Was in for an alignment and the tech wasn't able to get the rear right bolts loose...
2005 Pontiac Vibe AWD - Platinum

hogdoctor
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 4:28 am

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby hogdoctor » Tue May 29, 2018 10:06 pm

Rusty bolts need penetrant oil and a flame wrench. They will submit.

jolt
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:07 am

Re: AWD rear camber adjustment?

Postby jolt » Thu May 31, 2018 8:27 am

If you use a torch, you will burn the rubber bushing out of the arm and then have to replace bushing and/or arm. If you have time, you can spray some good penetrating fluid on both sides of the bolt after taking the nut loose. Use something like K&W Knocker Loose or PB Blaster. Vibration is your friend when it comes to getting rusted frozen pieces apart. Use an air hammer on the end of the bolt. The rapped hammering may bust the bolt free along with helping work the penetrating fluid into the joint. The hammering will mushroom the end of the bolt, so you want to spin the nut back to the end of the bolt to help with a larger surface to hammer on. Keep working it with the fluid and the air hammer giving time for the fluid to work in. The bolt and nut will need to be replaced when out. Use anti-seize on the new bolt before putting it back together.

Another way to get the bolt out is to drill it out. Start with a small pilot hole in the center if the bolt and work your way up in size, drilling out more and more of the bolt until it is free. You could even cut the heads off the bolt and drill into the bolt stubs from each side just enough to pull the arm out. Once you have the arm out of the car, you can use a press to get the remaining bolt stud out of the arm bushing.

Just remember that it took along time for this rust to form and it is not going to just fall apart with some easy trick or spray lube. Your only limited by your imagination on how you go about getting it apart. Know what is stuck and where it is rusted and how the joint is rusted. This will help when trying to come up with a plan to get it free. Also a word about air hammers; if you get a cheap one, you get a tool that does not work well and is hard to control. An expensive air hammer has better trigger control and more hammering force then the cheap ones do.


Return to “Handling, Suspension, & Brakes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests