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The caster specification for a specific vehicle with power steering is -1/4° to 11/4°. The caster should be set to:

a) -1/4°

b) 11/4°

c) 3/4°

d)1/2°
d)1/2°
Ride height should only be measured with the vehicle on a flat surface after:

a) adjusting rear camber and toe.

b) correcting tire inflation.

c) changing ball joints.

d) adjusting caster.
b) correcting tire inflation.
Increased load at the rear of a vehicle causes caster to:

a) increase toward (+).

b) stay the same

c) increase toward (-)

d) increase on one wheel and decrease on the other.
a) increase toward (+).
The camber specification for a particular vehicle is 0.75° ± 0.25°. The camber range is :

a) 0.5° to 0.75°

b) 0.5° to 1.0°

c) 0.75° to 1.0°

d) 0.75° to 1.25°
b) 0.5° to 1.0°
The last adjustment made on a wheel alignment is:

a) rear camber.

b) rear toe.

c) front camber.

d) front toe.
d) front toe.
When performing an alignment, which of the following angles do you adjust first?

a) front caster

b) front camber

c) front toe

d) rear toe
d) rear toe
A customer brings a vehicle in for an alignment complaining it pulls left. The first thing you should do is:

a) compensate the sensors.

b) verify the customer complaint.

c) centre the vehicle on the alignment rack.

d) check the ball joints.
b) verify the customer complaint.
During your pre-alignment visual inspection, you notice that the vehicle tends to lean to the left. The probable cause would be:

a) a leaking shock absorber.

b) excessive negative camber.

c) a broken spring

d) all or any of the above.
c) a broken spring
Road-testing a vehicle reveals a clunking sound when braking. This may be evidence of:

a) incorrect toe adjustment.

b) incorrect caster adjustment.

c) incorrect camber adjustment.

d) loose suspension components.
d) loose suspension components.
A vehicle exhibits noticeable bump steer when driving through a dip in the road. The most probable cause is:

a) uneven mounting of the steering rack or linkage.

b) uneven caster.

c) uneven camber

d) excessive toe-in
a) uneven mounting of the steering rack or linkage.
If an excessively worn ball joint is found during your pre-alignment inspection,:

a) replace both ball joints.

b) replace it before attempting an alignment.

c) add 1/4° more camber to that wheel to compensate.

d) perform the alignment and inform the customer.
b) replace it before attempting an alignment.
During an alignment procedure, you find the turning radius on the right side to be out of specification by 3°. To correct this you should:

a) adjust the toe-in to 1/16 inch.

b) adjust both front tie rods equally.

c) adjust the front wheels to match the thrust line.

d) replace the bent steering arm
d) replace the bent steering arm
A vehicle pulls slightly to the left at all times. The reason for this could be:

a) low tire pressure on the left front tire.

b) uneven camber.

c) uneven caster.

d) any of the above.
d) any of the above.
The rear toe must be adjusted before the front toe because:

a) rear toe determines the position of the front wheels when driving straight ahead.

b) the rear toe is more important.

c) the car is always driven on the alignment rack front first.

d) all of the above.
a) rear toe determines the position of the front wheels when driving straight ahead.
The most important step to remember when performing a wheel alignment is:

a) make sure the alignment rack is level.

b) follow the caster-camber selection rules.

c) each step is important and valuable.

d) road test the vehicle when you are finished.
c) each step is important and valuable.
A car with even caster and 1/2° camber on the left and 3/4° on the right will:

a) pull left by 1/4°.

b) pull right by 1/4°.

c) drive straight because of the road crown.

d) none of the above.
b) pull right by 1/4°.
After adjusting toe, tie rods must be positioned correctly before tightening the adjusters in order to:

a) prevent tires from rubbing.

b) allow the tie rods to rotate 30° in their sockets.

c) minimize tire wear.

d) properly fit into the tie rod guides.
b) allow the tie rods to rotate 30° in their sockets.
The camber specification for a vehicle is 0° ± 1/2° in one manual. Another manual lists the camber specification for the same vehicle as (-) 1/2° to (+) 1/2°. This means:

a) one of the publishers has made an error.

b) both specifications mean the same.

c) camber specifications do not matter on this vehicle.

d) you can only go by original equipment manufacturer specifications.
b) both specifications mean the same.