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88 Front Suspension Problems

Question: I was curious if you had the plate that holds the camber bolts in place? I went out to the dealer they said it was discontinued and every place that aligns my car isn't tightning the bolts.

Answer: The bolts on the upper control arm of an '88 are torqued to 52 ft lbs PLUS 1/4 turn. Otherwise, they will be too loose and allow the "teeth" on the crossbolt to chew out the top of the crossmember. After that happens, nothing will help (no amount of torque) except a good crossmember.

Suspect that has already happened.

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