B3000 DS Regular Cab 2WD V6-3.0L OHV (2002)
Alignment: Technical Service Bulletins
Steering - Revised Alignment Procedure
1998-2005 B-SERIES TRUCKS - REVISED
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURE (ALL SUSPENSIONS) & NEW
RH UPPER CONTROL ARM (TORSION BAR FRONT
SUSPENSION) - SERVICE TIPS
This bulletin supersedes the previous bulletin 02-003/05, issued on 2/9/05. The PART(S) INFORMATION has been revised.
1998-2005 B-Series Trucks
The production cam bolt and nut kit used for adjusting caster and camber on all torsion bar and coil spring front suspensions has been discontinued. If
caster and camber settings need to be adjusted, a service washer must now be installed.
Go to CAMBER AND CASTER ADJUSTMENT - ALL SUSPENSIONS repair procedure when either camber or caster need to be adjusted on any
suspension, or if only a caster split adjustment is needed on a vehicle equipped with single piece RH upper control arm.
Go to CASTER SPLIT ADJUSTMENT - TWO PRICE RIGHT HAND UPPER CONTROL ARM repair procedure if only a caster split adjustment is
needed on a vehicle equipped with a two piece RH upper control arm.
The right hand upper control arm design for torsion bar front suspensions has changed from a two piece design to a single piece design during the 2003
model year. The single piece design is now the only version of the upper control arm available for service of prior model year (1998-2003 Job 1)
CAMBER AND CASTER ADJUSTMENT - ALL SUSPENSIONS
Upper control arm-to-frame mounting bolts have production set shims that must be replaced with service washers to allow for adjustment of the arm
in the frame slot. The vehicle should be supported by the lower control arm to ease movement of the upper arm in the slot.