Mitsubishi Pick-ups and Montero 1983-1995 Repair Guide

Rear Wheel Alignment

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All Mitsubishi models covered by this manual have rear suspension systems on which bent or damaged components can cause unusual tire wear and/or handling problems. However, no adjustments can be made to the rear alignment; the critical dimensions are determined by correct installation and location of components.

Even though the rear alignment cannot be adjusted on these vehicles, this does not mean it should not be checked occasionally. The dimensions of toe and camber can be easily read on an alignment rack and compared to the charts available in a reputable alignment shop. This is a handy, low-cost diagnostic tool when investigating tire wear at the rear. Additionally, the rear alignment should be checked after every heavy impact involving the rear wheels or suspension. Finding and replacing a bent component quickly can save the cost of two tires and eliminate the risk of bad handling and braking.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear stabilizer bar (sway bar) removal and installation components-1989-91 Monteros



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear stabilizer bar (sway bar) removal and installation components-1992-95 Monteros



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Fig. Fig. 3: Install the rear stabilizer bar end link parts in the correct order, as illustrated-1989-95 Monteros

 
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