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Old 02-28-2003, 07:32 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Location: Evansville, Indiana
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Correct alignment on the W124 REQUIRES that the front wheels be spread by a spring tool at the front while the alignment is being done. If not, the toe-in cannot be set correctly, and few shops do this other than the dealer or a VERY good tire store (they get to replace tires ruined by incorrect toe-in).

Have the alignment done again, after making sure the shop has the correct tools.

Incorrect toe-in will make the car blow all over the road, and "dart" from side to side in slippery conditions like the 280 SE is doing since I replace the upper control arm bushing.

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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