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Hi Guys,

Got a quick question.

My front wheels seem to have a large amount of positive camber on them (The bottom of the wheels are closer together than the top).

Is there any way to fix this because it is chewing my tyres out on the outside at the front. Would a new set of front wheel bearings fix this?

Cheers for your infinite amounts of wisdom and help in advance.

Tim
 

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Either your diff is bent (although usually bends the other way) or there are degree'd swivel bearings in there.
Get the toe in checked, too much can give an appearance of positive camber, and will also cause the outside tread to wear.
 

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Thanks Sudso I will go get them checked.
 

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Thanks Sudso I will go get them checked.
You can do it yourself too. Just point the wheels straight ahead and measure the distance between rims at the front then the same at the back of the front wheels behind the diff. Or between the inner sidewalls of the tyres if it's easier.
Cheers, Dave
 

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it hasnt at some time been fitted with adjustable king pins has it.
have a look on top of the swivel hub and just make sure there is no big bolt and nut looking thing on there. its possible but unlikely. but these could if fitted cause the problem your talking about.
also instead of replacing the wheel bearings just make sure there is no play in them as they can sag that way when sitting making it look like its out. if there is play adjust it up and see if thats any better, then if that fixes it just leave it be. unless they need repacking or replacing.
 

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Will do BeNos, what does the swivel hub look like though?

And what is the best way to test if there is play in the bearings?
 

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ok the swivel hub is the thing that your wheel basically bolts to and swivels on that big ball on the outside of the diff casing. the king pin or swivel hub bearings are under plates on the top and bottom of this big hub looking thing your wheel is connected to.
and best way to check for wheel bearing play is to jack up either side or the front diff so the wheels are of the ground. now grab the top and bottom of the wheel and try to push the top and bottom in and out. if there is any movement you will fell it like that.
 

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Thanks mate I checked them out and the drivers side seems fine but the passenger side seemed to move and clunk a bit when i pushed and pulled the top and bottom of the wheel. I am going to get a new wheel bearing set for both sides and chuck them in as its probably a good idea anyway.

How do I check the king pin to see if it is an offset one?

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Thanks mate I checked them out and the drivers side seems fine but the passenger side seemed to move and clunk a bit when i pushed and pulled the top and bottom of the wheel. I am going to get a new wheel bearing set for both sides and chuck them in as its probably a good idea anyway.

How do I check the king pin to see if it is an offset one?

Cheers
Tim
You have to take the swivel hub bearing caps off. 4 bolts on each one, top and bottom cap.
 

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Had my swivel hubs bearings replaced today and my wheel bearings repacked so shall see if this fixes the problem when i get home on Thursday.

Thanks for all your help guys.
 

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How have the new bearings gone?
Any noticable improvement?

My front left was scrubbed on the outside far worse than the fron right. I will check wheel bearings, but how often are they supposed to be replaced.

Cheers
 
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