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Alignment: which worn suspension component would cause TOE issues

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Alignment: which worn suspension component would cause TOE issues

Brought my car for an alignment and rack and pinion alignment ( wasn't centered ) and they couldn't align the toe. It was out by 1-2 degrees I believe they said. Which worn suspension component would cause this?
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The alignment shop should know what parts need to be replaced in order to do the alignment. Seems strange that they wouldn't tell you.
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Usually the toe would be the tie rod I think ? .... But it's easy to adjust unless there's play in one of the joint.
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Toe should be able to be fixed with the tie rods. If there isn't enough adjustment then you must have a massive failure/bend.
If the issue is they can't reliably set toe because of play in the joints, then it could be tie rod end, FCAB, or other joints depending on what car you have.
Did you go to an alignment shop? Sounds like a shitty shop if they don't even suggest a fix. Go to Altech in Etobicoke if you can. $70 cash for alignment.
What car do you have?
Can you post the alignment result sheet they gave you?
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Had the same predicament last week...mechanic blaming the tires which are new...how much did you pay for the alignment? And where is this...hope not the same as mine...:)
TheSandman1 wrote: Brought my car for an alignment and rack and pinion alignment ( wasn't centered ) and they couldn't align the toe. It was out by 1-2 degrees I believe they said. Which worn suspension component would cause this?
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Vehicle is a '09 Santa Fe. The dealership says it needs a lower ball joint, lower control arm bushing and strut mount. Would this cause a toe issue?
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TheSandman1 wrote: Vehicle is a '09 Santa Fe. The dealership says it needs a lower ball joint, lower control arm bushing and strut mount. Would this cause a toe issue?
Yes, if they have excessive play that would cause alignment issues. Usually you replace the left and right at the same time.
It wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion at a good indy mechanic. They'll likely be cheaper as well.

Here are the prices at Rockauto.com, assuming you have the 2.7L v6
http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/hyun ... oint,10070

Ball joint is $12 http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php ... 42&jsn=347
FCAB is $10 http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php ... 42&jsn=401
Strut Mount is $37 http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php ... 42&jsn=407

You can buy those parts and take them to a mechanic.
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