Stratus V6-2.5L VIN H (1997)
Wheels: Testing and Inspection
Tire and Wheel Runout
Radial run out is the vertical distance between the high and low Print no the tire or wheel edge. Lateral run out is the horizontal movement of the
tire or wheel. Radial run out of more than 0.762 mm (0.030 inch) measured at the center line of the tread may cause the vehicle to shake. Lateral
run out of more than 0.762 mm (0.030 inch) measured near the shoulder of the tire may cause the vehicle to shake. Runout should always be
measured off the vehicle and on a suitable balance machine. Usually radial run out can be reduced by relocating the wheel and tire on the wheel
studs (See Method 1). If this does not reduce run out to an acceptable level, the tire can be rotated on the wheel. (See Method 2).
Method 1 (Relocate Wheel On Hub)
Check accuracy of the wheel mounting surface; adjust wheel bearings.
Drive vehicle a short distance to eliminate tire flat spotting from a parked position.
Verify all wheel nuts are properly torqued.
Use run out gauge D-128-TR, or equivalent to determine run out.
Relocate wheel on the mounting, two studs over from the original position.
Retighten wheel nuts until all are properly torqued. This will prevent brake distortion.