Replacing Lower Control Arms - Page 13 - Chevy HHR Network

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Old 01-10-2018, 11:43 AM   #121
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Great tutorial. Thank you for that. Watching Youtube videos gave me the confidence to do it. Your tutorial gave me the right torque for each bolt that wasn't in any of the videos.

I have not done this job yet but have the Aluminum LCAs ordered from Rock Auto.

One question: I'm not sure if there was conflicting information in this thread regarding alignment or if I misunderstood (probably the latter). When the shop does an alignment on the HHR, do they adjust the caster, camber and toe or just the toe?
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:17 PM   #122
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The only adjustment available on a stock HHR is toe. Some have had an after market kit installed for camber. Caster is determined by the uni-body.

If the car has never been re-aligned it does not need regular alignments. If it was aligned with worn (not necessarily worn out) parts it will need to go in regularly and after parts are replaced.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:12 AM   #123
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Hell, I have never had the car aligned, and about two months ago replaced the entire steering rack, rod ends and all, and still didn't need an alignment.
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