Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Front End Alignment

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CASTER



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Caster angle computation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Caster angle affects straight line stability

Caster is the forward or rearward tilt of the upper ball joint. Rearward tilt is positive caster; forward tilt is negative caster. Caster is adjusted by changing the shims between the upper arm shaft and the frame, or, by turning the shaft until the correct angle is obtained.

CAMBER



See Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6

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Fig. Fig. 3: Camber angle computation



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Fig. Fig. 4: Adding shims to change caster and camber angles



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