9-7X V8-6.0L (2008)
Appropriate wheel stops and safety certification
Built-in turn plates and slip plates
Wheel clamps capable of attaching to 20" or larger wheels
Racking capable of accepting any GM passenger car or light duty truck
Operator properly trained and ASE-certified (U.S. only) in wheel alignment
Racking should have front and rear jacking capability.
Equipment Maintenance and Calibration
Alignment machines must be regularly calibrated in order to give correct information. Most manufacturers recommend the following:
Alignment machines with "internal reference" sensors should be checked (and calibrated if necessary) every six months.
Alignment machines with "external reference" (image-based camera technology) should be checked (and calibrated if necessary) once a year.
Racks must be kept level to within 1.6 mm (1/16 in).
If any instrument that is part of the alignment machine is dropped or damaged in some way check the calibration immediately.
Check with the manufacturer of your specific equipment for their recommended service/calibration schedule.
Warranty Claim Documentation
Failure to have proper documentation of the repair order may result in denial or chargeback of the warranty claim.
In order to properly document a warranty claim for alignment, the following must be completed:
Details of the customers concern or complaint are to be noted at the time of repair order write-up by recording the description of the customers
The technicians description of the cause of the concern and the repairs performed must be written on all copies of the repair order.
"Before" and "After" alignment settings are to be recorded on the repair order. An alignment machine printout of "Before" AND "After" settings
with date/time stamp is to be attached to the repair order by dealers who have printout capable equipment.
Documentation of alignment machine calibration within the last 12 months must be available for AVM (in Canada, DSM, for Saturn, DSSM) review
Prior wholesale approval required for vehicles under 800km (500 mi) or over 12,000 km (7,000 mi) (will now apply to Saturn retailers also). Refer to
the GM Service Policies and Procedures Manual for complete warranty policy information.
When performing wheel alignment measurement and/or adjustment the following steps should be taken:
Verify that the vehicle has a full tank of fuel (compensate as necessary).
Inspect the wheels and the tires for damage.
Inspect the tires for the proper inflation and irregular tire wear.
Inspect the wheel bearings for excessive play.
Inspect all suspension and steering parts for looseness, wear, or damage.