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Old 11-14-2003, 12:44 PM
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Alignment

I drive a 1998 E300D with 140K miles. After getting the car back from a routine service at the authorized dealer, I noticed pulling to the right. Inspection of the wheels revealed minor damage to the right front wheel rim. I took the car back to the MB dealer and reported the problem. The car was aligned, at my expense. No change in the problem, still drifting to the right and requiring increased effort to steer left. I had the wheels rotated and balanced, no change. I returned the car to the MB dealer.
They rechecked the alignment. Still no improvement. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:01 PM
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Did they give you a print out?
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:19 PM
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The did not, nor did they offer one. I must emphasize that I have been very satisfied with Rallye Motors (Roslyn, NY dealer) to this point.
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:27 PM
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There is not much of a way to respond with out some data. If the car was nicked it would be obvious in the data.

Your car has no direct adjustments for caster or camber. Compensation can be done with bolt kits. The fact that it was aligned would only mean that acceptable specs were verified as the actual correction or compensation will require the kits at significant extra cost.

To solve the problem you will need to know the numbers and then evaluate cause and repair.
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:42 PM
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Can the car steer incorrectly, even with acceptable specs?
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