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Lower Control Arms + Nurs&Bolts Replaced - Still not enough adjustment to correct rear toe

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by Traction, May 16, 2018.

  1. Traction

    Traction Full Member

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if anybody has had an issue like this before.

    On a recent 4 wheel alignment it was discovered that I had a seized bolt in rear lower control arm.
    After this I replaced both lower control arms along with nuts, bolts & washers.

    Unfortunately, after this change it has not been possible to correct the toe on one side of the rear.
    Not enough adjustment available at one side -adjustment moves a bit and then jumps back

    Turns out one of the "eccentric" washer was damaged (the tip that sits in groove of bolt was worn away).
    I then got the nut, bolt & washer changed again on this side.
    At next wheel alignment there was still not enough adjustment to correct the toe on this side.

    Does anybody have any ideas what it could be?
    Could there be an issue with the arm or the bush in the arm?
    Could there be a chassis issue where the arm is mounted?

    All suggestions welcome!
    Thanks.
     
  2. R3k1355

    R3k1355 Senior Member

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    Bent arm?
     
  3. Traction

    Traction Full Member

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    Part of me is hoping the fix is as straight forward as replacing the part again.
     
  4. Traction

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    The tip of the eccentric washer is worn again!
     
  5. Traction

    Traction Full Member

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    Got it sorted.
    • Bracket where arm connects to chassis was filed down and cleaned.
    • Washer put between bush and bracket to prevent bush getting stuck.
    • New eccentric washer
    Everything in alignment now! :)
     

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