XJ-8 Sedan (X308) V8-4.0L (AJ26) (1998)
Alignment: All Technical Service Bulletins
Steering - Pull Correction Procedure
Steering Pull - Correction Procedure
Sedan Range 1988 - 94 MY
Steering pull on Sedan Range vehicles may be caused by a camber imbalance between the right and left side front suspension. A method of shimming a
V-mount on one side has been developed to reduce this camber imbalance. In extreme cases, caster may have to be biased to reduce the steering pull.
In cases of customer complaints of steering pull, proceed as follows:
Inspect all front suspension components for wear or damage. Verify that the tires are the correct size, brand and type, and are properly inflated. If
all four tires are not identical, advise the customer that it may not be possible to eliminate the steering pull.
Install the suspension mid-laden tools. Adjust the front mid-laden tools (JD133) to the correct setting height. Check the wheel alignment. For
current specifications, refer to Bulletin 60-5.
Attempt to correct the camber imbalance using up to three 1 mm shims. If this does not eliminate the steering pull, bias the caster.
CAMBER IMBALANCE ADJUSTMENT
After ensuring that the alignment is within specifications (+4° to 1.0° camber) and that no suspension components are bent, ADD shims to the side of
the vehicle with the MORE NEGATIVE (LESS POSITIVE) measurement.
Shimming one "V" mount causes the camber on that side to change toward a more positive (less negative) measurement (Illustration 1). At the same
time, camber on the side opposite the shim moves toward more negative (less positive). This change has an equalizing effect that reduces the camber
Each 1 mm shim corrects 0.10 of camber imbalance. The shims must not exceed a total thickness of 3 mm.