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Front wheel positive camber

I replaced the clutch iny 06 EX recently and now it seems I have a slight positive camber in both front wheels- of equal degree. Now, I have no idea if that was there before but I assume it wasn't because the car doesn't handle as well now. Plus, positive camber shouldn't be there, right?
I went to adjust it but I can't find any sort of camber adjustment on the front suspension. I moved the hub in as far as I can on the strut pinch bolts and it helped slightly but still not zero. I assume this isn't the subframe because both wheels are equally positive. What could this be? Ball joints? Bushings? Did I install something wrong?
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

take it to alignment shop
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

How does a shop reduce front camber? I didn't see anything adjustable
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

they can find what is wrong (or not).
But it's another set of eyes, which is better than blind internet eyes (we are struggling to find an obvious cause here)
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

and now it seems I have a slight positive camber in both front wheels- of equal degree.
Do you realize this might be within acceptable specifications?
(depends on how much of course)
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

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Do you realize this might be within acceptable specifications?
(depends on how much of course)
admittedly i don't know what the wheels were before i did the clutch because i didn't pay attention to it but should a car ever have a positive camber for normal alignment? It's not extreme but noticeable. 10-12 degrees maybe?
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

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admittedly i don't know what the wheels were before i did the clutch because i didn't pay attention to it
Since camber isn't adjustable, as you stated, then how could you have changed it while doing the clutch job?
but should a car ever have a positive camber for normal alignment?
Yes, if that's what the engineers specify

It's not extreme but noticeable. 10-12 degrees maybe?
If your fronts are 10-12 degrees positive....then how far in do you think the rears are leaning?
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maybe you should post a picture...as mentioned, hard to diagnose with only words...
2-3 deg is visible, 10 is outrageous...
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Re: Front wheel positive camber


this is the best photo i can get. Maybe it's not 10 deg, i was just guessing but it's noticeable.

When i got the car the rear wheels had a decent amount of negative camber to the point of the tires being significantly more worn on the inside. Is a positive camber in the front and negative in the rear a normal setup for the civic?
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

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this is the best photo i can get
Pic is not showing what I wanted to see


Is a positive camber in the front and
Front camber spec on that particular car is 0*, +/-30'
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

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Pic is not showing what I wanted to see


Front camber spec on that particular car is 0*, +/-30'
i can snap another one. What are you looking for
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Re: Front wheel positive camber

one side per pic.

best way is to compare the tire angle with the body/ground. Trying to get both sides with one pic introduces distortions that will make hard to see the angles...

the car next is better, but shallower angle

the inside of the tires are wearing fast - I suspect you might have toe issues as well.
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Re: Front wheel positive camber



I put the T square down to try and use a little reference. I did a 600 mile trip to DC and back yesterday and they seem to be a little better now actually. The inner tire wear is from the negative camber in the back- when i got the car these tires were in the rear and wore considerably more on the inside. I rotated them and put the rear camber back closer to neutral, though i did like the increased handling of the negative!
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