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Old 10-22-2001, 08:54 AM
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W126 front ride-height adjustment (?)

Can you please advise what and where exactly is the adjustment for front ride-height on W126 chassis ('88 420 SEL)?

I think it is the upper strut which is secured by 2 bolts inside the engine compartment, but I'm not certain.

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Ride height is controlled by SPRING pressure & spring pad height.
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Old 10-22-2001, 10:43 AM
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W126 ride height

Thanks, DOC.

However, Here's the deal: I have negative camber on my front wheels. Not too pronounced, but just enough to be noticeable both visually and tire-wear-wise.

I had alignment done recently, as well as new Bilstein comforts a few months ago. But I notice my wheels splaying-out just a bit more than normal.

Seems firm in front - although - even with the new Bilsteinsa - seems to sway a bit more than usual in the front, perhaps favoring the left side just a little.

Car tracks straight.

Note: had new tie rods put-in a few months ago. Could they be misadjusted, causing this?

Any ideas? Thanks.
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The W126 chassis alignment calls for almost no camber positive or negative, however you shouldn't have any real problems(tire wear) unless the camber falls below -1.0deg.
Incorrect toe-in can cause wear & make the car fell "twichy".
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Old 10-23-2001, 08:49 AM
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W126 Toe-in (front)

Thanks again, Doc.

Can you specify exactly where the adjustment for toe-in on front is located? This would assist me in examining that area for any looseness or wear.

Thanks.
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Toe-in(or out) is done with the tie rod assemblies. Also excessive play in the drag link or idler arm bushings will cause toe-in problems.
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Old 10-23-2001, 10:11 AM
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W126 toe-in/out

Thanks again and again, Doc.

On the tie rods, what is best suggested way to adjust? Obviously, car will be up on stands. But from there? I note that there are 2 adjuster screwsa/bolts at either threaded end.
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This needs to be done by an alignment shop!!
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