Intrepid V6-2.7L VIN R (2003)
Alignment: Description and Operation
DESCRIPTION - WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Vehicle wheel alignment is the positioning of all interrelated front and rear suspension angles. These angles affect the handling and steering of the
vehicle when it is in motion. Proper wheel alignment is essential for efficient steering, good directional stability, and proper tire wear.
The method of checking a vehicle's front and rear wheel alignment varies depending on the manufacturer and type of equipment used. The
manufacturer's instructions should always be followed to ensure accuracy of the alignment, except when Diamler Chrysler Corporation's wheel
alignment specifications differ.
On this vehicle, the suspension angles that can be adjusted are as follows:
Check the wheel alignment and make all wheel alignment adjustments with the vehicle standing at its proper curb height specification. Curb height is
the normal riding height of the vehicle. It is measured from a certain point on the vehicle to the ground or a designated area while the vehicle is sitting
on a flat, level surface. Refer to Curb Height Measurement for additional information.
Typical wheel alignment angles and measurements are described in the following paragraphs.
Camber is the inward or outward tilt of the top of the tire and wheel assembly. Camber is measured in degrees of angle relative to a true vertical line.
Camber is a tire wearing angle.
Excessive negative camber will cause tread wear at the inside of the tire.
Excessive positive camber will cause tread wear on the outside of the tire.
Cross camber is the difference between left and right camber. To achieve the cross camber reading, subtract the right side camber reading from the
left. For example, if the left camber is +0.3° and the right camber is 0.0°, the cross camber would be +0.3°.