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I have a 2002 Sentra GXE. I think i got a problem with my alignment. I've had my wheels aligned twice in the last year, and LITERALLY 2-3 weeks later the alignment is off again. Like this is so gay, its basically a waste of money to get the car aligned every month. I just got 4 new tires in january.

What could be causing this? I dont go over and big potholes, and i dont beat my car up. Is it a common problem with the B15 model? My suspention is very bad also, could this be causing the problem? Should i get some new springs?

If anyone has had the same problems let me know if theres anything im doing wrong.
 

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ReVerm said:
A few questions for you:

1. Do you have any of the spec sheets from when they aligned it?
2. Was it just the toe, or was other stuff off too?
3. Where did you get your alignments?
4. What do you mean by "your suspension is bad"? Is it rough, is it bouncy, or is it making noises?
hey,

1. yeah, i probably do have them somewhere.
2. I think once the steering wheel was also off or something.
3. Some shop like Meinekke but a no name.
4. All of the above, not too much noise tho. It bottoms out over almost every bump. And also, it feels like i have no power steering.

Thanks for replying.
 

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ReVerm said:
Wow. Have you done any modifications to your car? This one might be tough.
i put in a strut bar but ive taken it off and its all the same. its all pretty much stock.

and when i push on the front of the car, it only takes about 2 bounces and stops.
 

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ok, heres what it looked like when i got four new tires. Its off even more now.

And they said that they cant do anything with the rear.

 

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ReVerm said:
Unfortunately, they really can't do anything about the rear. The rear suspension on our cars is a multi-link beam, so unless you bend the beam you can't change the rear alignment. I wonder if it came like that from the factory, because it's really difficult to bend that rear beam to any extent.

As for your front suspension, I'd check the tie rods. Something's definately going on there, and I'd say there's a pretty good chance that the something is the tie rod ends slipping under load.
would this be something they would have noticed at the dealershipr or at the shop? or do i have to ask them to look at it?
 

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ReVerm said:
It depends on how it was slipping. If the outer tie rod was slipping off or the lock nut was backing off, they might have noticed it (because the tie rod lock nuts, which they need to loosen to align the front toe, would have been loose already). If it was the inner tie rod or the ball joint, however, they may not have noticed it when they did the alignment.
alright, thanks for all your help, ill have em check out this stuff next time i take it there.

do you think if i get new springs it'll make the ride better? I was lookin at the progress springs because they arent that expensive.
 
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