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Old 18th February 2020, 17:22   #406
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In my i20, in addition to doing the alignment, the steering angle sensor has to be reset - this is also an important item which only the service center can do.
Otherwise, you have to do the alignment, and then go to a AS* and request them to reset the sensor (through their vehicle diagnostics software).
In my hometown, I learne that no WA place does the reset of the sensor. In this regard, is it really necessary to reset the sensor?
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Old 20th February 2020, 15:29   #407
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In most cars, only the toe can be adjusted.

Mine is a Tata Tiago, the owners manual does specify the acceptable range of caster, camber and toe. I don't know whether these can be adjusted by WA shops apart from the service center.


However, I have seen one video of i20 getting WA done at MRF tyre service and you can clearly see all three values being adjusted.


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In my i20, in addition to doing the alignment, the steering angle sensor has to be reset - this is also an important item which only the service center can do.
Otherwise, you have to do the alignment, and then go to a AS* and request them to reset the sensor (through their vehicle diagnostics software).
In my hometown, I learne that no WA place does the reset of the sensor. In this regard, is it really necessary to reset the sensor?
Please refer my post posted here (Hyundai Elite i20 : Official Review).

There is no need need to reset the sensors if the steering wheel is aligned straight ahead before doing Wheel Alignment.
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In my i20, in addition to doing the alignment, the steering angle sensor has to be reset - this is also an important item which only the service center can do.
Otherwise, you have to do the alignment, and then go to a AS* and request them to reset the sensor (through their vehicle diagnostics software).
In my hometown, I learne that no WA place does the reset of the sensor. In this regard, is it really necessary to reset the sensor?

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Please refer my post posted here (Hyundai Elite i20 : Official Review).

There is no need need to reset the sensors if the steering wheel is aligned straight ahead before doing Wheel Alignment.
The sensor reset is required only sometimes. Not all the time. The steering wheel being perfectly straight is one way of ensuring the car is aligned well, but sometimes it isnt enough. The sensor may need to be reset too in certain cases.

As of now, there are very few OBD tools that support this particular reset. And those that support are prohibitively expensive for a car alignment centre. Over time, they should get cheaper and make more sense for an alignment centre to own.

Some Mahindra cars also require a Steering Angle Sensor Reset.

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Mine is a Tata Tiago, the owners manual does specify the acceptable range of caster, camber and toe. I don't know whether these can be adjusted by WA shops apart from the service center.


However, I have seen one video of i20 getting WA done at MRF tyre service and you can clearly see all three values being adjusted.


https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=b0VS_vTWYgE
Please dont treat this video as anything more than entertainment. The mechanics, the guy filming dont know anything.

In this case, only toe is getting adjusted and the other readings are changing because of this. As you know, the suspension is one set of multiple smaller components. Changing one can also lead to a change in the other.

So, in this case, it seems that changing the toe angle is also changing the caster or camber. But this isnt true all the time.
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Hi guys, my Hyundai Eon has had this steering wheel issue for quite some time now. Car drives straight when the steering is in dead centre position. Turn it left and it behaves normally. Return to centre action in this position is lower than expected. Turn it right and the steering abruptly jumps to the left unless you hold the wheel firmly. Say if I turn the steering right by 10 degrees on a roundabout and loosen my grip, the wheel jumps back and ends up being in 30 degree left position.

Hyundai ASS tells me not to leave the steering while driving.

Today I got the wheels balanced and alignment checked with Hunter equipment. Here are the readings before adjustment:
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Alignment shop fiddled for more than 1 hour and this is the best they could do:
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The culprit seems to be the front left wheel which they say has shifted back due to external hit. The steering wheel issue still exists. I have been told to get the steering calibrated at Hyundai ASS and if that doesn't solve it, there is a component (some rod?) which will have to be hammered back to original shape.

Car is on stock rubber and has done 30k kms. All tyres have even wear and the rear right tyre was swapped with spare wheel (brand new) few days ago.

I would request Nikhil sir and others to go through the alignment values and throw some light on the possible causes and solution.
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Recently I saw some weird pattern in my new Apollo tyres. It has barely run 1000 km.

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What could be causing such wear line?

Some sites suggest that under-inflation is the culprit, while according to some it might be alignment or camber issue. The car has run 2000 km since the last balancing and alignment was done.

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..... The owner's manual doesn't have wheel alignment specs ( I need to check again ).....
Precise reason why I am going through this thread - again. Unable to find what are the manufacturer specified wheel alignment specs for my car (Palio 1.2) - no information appears to be available.

While getting the alignment done a few days back, noticed some technicians working on the machine (Brand : John Bean) and had a casual chat with them, about this. Their reply was quite surprising - it seems the parameters / specs vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, as the technique used by them to measure the angles differ - and hence the specs (ipso facto, tolerances) vary.

He said as long as the alignment values are within the tolerances specified, I need not worry.

Is this true?
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Default Issues after wheel alignment, Skoda Octavia

I own a 2019 Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI. Along with the first service which I availed last month, I also went for wheel alignment and balancing from the Skoda service centre itself. After the alignment job, I have been experiencing a gradual pull towards the left when I take my hands off the steering wheel. I am also experiencing a noticeable change in suspension behaviour which has now became stiffer compared to the earlier soft suspension. There was no rattle or vibrations from the car earlier, however now when moving over slightly rough patches I am experiencing vibrations from the left and right ends of the dashboard area. I have posted this issue in the official Octavia forum as well. As per the suggestions from members I will be going for repeat wheel alignment from a reliable centre outside the company workshop.
What I could not figure out still is regarding the change in suspension behaviour. Does the adjustments with respect to toe, camber and caster angles made during wheel alignment affect the suspension of he car? I hope someone can help me with this.

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