My 2001 Impala LS has 69K miles on it. My wife drives the car daily,
and has been complaining about a 'wobble' in the ride/steering. I
forve the car Sunday, and it seemed fine to me, but I decided to take
it in to my local Goodyear. I have had good service from this local
Goodyear store for the past 10 years, and buy my tires and shocks from
Anyhow, they call today and say that all tires required balance, and
the only problem they can find with this car is that the rear camber
is off. They claim one side is off 0.9 degrees, and the other side is
off 1.0 degrees. The spec is +/- 0.5 degrees MAX. They want $252.51 to
install a camber adjust kit and re-ailgn all four wheels.
After discussing this with the manager, he did disclose that this is
just a handling and tire wear issue, not wobble. He was 'firm' in
saying I was out of spec, but did not say one way, or the other on
this repair. I decided to decline the repair because I have NEVER had
a good alignment, and this car seems to track straight as an arrow (I
had my LeBaron convertible aligned once, and it took a year of
adjusting to get it back to track straight).
So, comments, and opinons appreciated!