See Figure 1
Before servicing the following components, perform the scribing procedure, outlined below:
- Strut mount
- Strut bumper
- Strut shield
- Spring seat
- Spring insulator
This procedure will allow the components to be installed with the original camber setting. Then, only the toe must be inspected and adjusted.
- Use a chisel in order to place a mark across the strut/knuckle interface (1).
- Scribe the strut flange on the inboard side along the curve of the knuckle (2).
- Using a sharp tool, scribe the knuckle along the lower outboard strut radius (3).
- During assembly, carefully match the marks to the components.
Do not use the scribing procedure when replacing the following components:
- Front spring
- Control arm