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Old 11-07-2006, 05:58 PM
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how does a wheel alignment machine measure caster?

How does a wheel alignment machine check caster?

There's some measuring device clamped to the rim that has a gravity reference but nothing I can see to reference the steering axis.

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Old 11-07-2006, 07:58 PM
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It measures the difference in camber with the wheel turned 20 deg in and 20 deg out. It has been years since I did an alignment but we used the old fashion method of a float guage on the spindle. Worked for cop cars and ambulances so it had to be good.

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