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Default Rear Camber Issue on my 06 Wagon

Hello All,

I figure seeing how I am not the only one who has had the rear camber issue with our 9-5 wagon I would share how I am going about trying to solve it.

Here is a diagram of our rear suspension.
Attachment 26887

My rear suspension still seems to be fine, so I am going to milk the rear shocks and springs for another year at least. Doing that though still leaves me with the rear camber issue, and how best to go about fixing it before I put on new tires. I spoke with my shop(Ellis Imports) and they informed me they have seen this issue on multiple wagons they have tried all sorts of solutions, from new shocks and srpings, shims etc...

What they learned from calling around is that the source of the camber issue is not the springs or shocks, but seems to be the rear steering knuckle bushings wearing out. So I had my shop replace the rear steering knuckle bushings, and then had an alignment done. The result was I got really close, but as others have found out my car will still need the shims. My car is still out .5 on the left rear, and still out .6 on the left rear. I will use a .6mm shim on each side to fix the issue before I get my next set of all seasons in a few months.

A side note I found out my right front is out .4, so I will need to get the Front Suspention Bolts also.
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Last edited by LEGage; 13th November 2012 at 08:23 AM.
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