ZDX V6-3.7L (2010)
Alignment: Service and Repair
NOTE: After adjusting the wheel alignment, do the VSA sensor neutral position memorization See: Brakes and Traction Control/Antilock Brakes /
Traction Control Systems/Testing and Inspection/Programming and Relearning/VSA Sensor Neutral Position Memorization.
The suspension can be adjusted for front camber, front toe, and rear toe. However, each of these adjustments are related to each other. For example,
when you adjust camber, the toe will change. Therefore, you must adjust the front wheel alignment whenever you adjust camber or toe.
For proper inspection and adjustment of the wheel alignment, do these checks:
1. Release the parking brake to avoid an incorrect measurement.
2. Make sure the suspension is not modified.
3. Make sure the fuel tank is full, and that the spare tire, the jack, and the tools are in place on the vehicle.
4. Check the tire size and pressure.
5. Check the runout of the wheels and tires See: Wheels and Tires/Wheels/Testing and Inspection.
6. Check the suspension ball joints (Raise and support the vehicle See: Vehicle Lifting/Service and Repair. Hold a tire with your hands, and move it
up and down and right and left to check for movement).
7. Before doing alignment inspections, be sure to remove all extra weight from the vehicle, and no one should be inside the vehicle (driver or
8. Lower the vehicle to the ground. Bounce the vehicle up and down several times to stabilize the suspension.
9. Check that the steering column is set at the center tilt position and the center telescopic position.
Use commercially available computerized four wheel alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment (caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow
the equipment manufacturer's instructions.
1. Check the caster angle.