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I did not even think of that....good catch. Even if your intention is not to lose the car, it acts as a good leverage tool to get shit done. Mitsu is like a spoiled brat. Sometimes, you just need to get them by the balls and force them to do even the right thing.Yeah something is definately off. BIG TIME. Did they remove the strut and check out the holes for the concentric camber bolt? Even is that was completely wallowed out I doubt it could create 4° of camber. What about checking all the other suspension bushings and bolts, maybe even the wheel bearing? Sounds like all of that needs to be pulled and thoroughly inspected.
And no, you shouldn't have to pay for a dime of it. In fact, being that you've had these problems more than 3 times in the last year and they cannot correct it, I'd be investigating the lemon law. I've personally gone through the arbitration process on a buy back. PM if you have questions.
!^^^!That, Ive had this happen to me. I had +camber on one side and - on the other. AFter weeks of trying to diagnose it, I saw one of the the places where a control arms bolts onto the subframe was the problem. THe hole that the nut went through had become oblong. Also a quick way to check this is to measure the wheel gap (in front of the wheel and behind) between the left and right side of your front wheels. If i remember correctly, an evo subframe from mitsu is between1200-1700 if i remember correctly. All the best and keep us postedalmost sounds like a problem with the subframe. That connects the two sides of the front suspension together and is the only thing I can think of that would cause positive camber on one side and negative camber on the other. Time to put the car on jackstands and crawl under there to check the condition of the subframe and specifically the bolts that hold it to the car. Make sure they're all there and that there so scrape makrs on anything else that might have cause it to shift, or worse, cracked.
Edit: If your subframe is damaged in some way causing your car not to hold an alightment, I'd consider looking into filing an insurance claim. Maybe there was something you ran over at some point and you just don't remember. Any damage like that should be covered by insurance.
shaking could be just wheel balance. he is having issue with vehicle pulling after the car has gotten alignment.omg.. mine must be bent too
its shaking something awful on left front side...
too scary to drive it anymore, guess i need
ball joints or something, took it to dealer
they said they couldnt tell me what/.
If there's a problem with the subframe bolts, the thing might be shifting, so it could look okay one moment and be off the next. I wouldn't be surprised if this thing showed its ugly face on an alightment rack, since it lets the wheels slide around. Get under there and have a look.Thanks for all the replies! Good input so far, I appreciate it. As I said, after putting more miles on the car it feels fine but that still doesn't mean its ok. I did a visual inspection on both front wheels and neither is showing positive camber nor 4* of neg camber. I've run my track car with that much neg camber before so I have a reference as to how it should look...this is nowhere close. On saturday I plan to get the car up on jackstands to assess any damage. I'll do a thorough inspection of the subframe, control arms, struts, etc. If I find anything I'll be sure to post pictures. Feel free to share any other ideas.
Seek second opinion, mitsu suuuuucks.Assuming that the dealer was using a hunter rack, those things are not exactly known to be 100% accurate. Especially some of the new hunter alignment racks (which actually do not have a rack), which are meant to speed up the alignment checks at the dealership level, have at times produced some crazy results. I'm a suspension engineer at another OE, and I see crazy numbers come in through warranty claims all the time from these racks.
Take your car to a firestone if you have one, they offer free checks. If their rack also produced a similar number, I would start checking your sub frame and lower arms. Good luck