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How to Fix Negative Camber Problems

by Peter Grant

When looking at the wheels of your car, you may notice that they sit at an angle. Negative camber is seen when the top end of a car's wheel is pointed in towards the center of the car. It typically occurs when the suspension needs to compensate for roll that's induced when there is a reduction in the wheel's contact area. Depending on the cause the negative camber, there a couple of different ways you can fix it.

1

Have an auto repair shop perform an alignment on your car, which will reset the camber of the wheels in both the front and rear of the suspension. Allow the technicians to readjust your suspension to its factory settings using their alignment tools.

2

Examine the control arms and trailing arms in your suspension, and try to identify any worn bushings or loose components. Grasp the suspension components and attempt to move them around. Replace the components and bushings if excess rattling is found.

3

Match the camber settings of one wheel on the opposite side if uneven or excess tire wear is present. Ensure that both wheels on the front and rear ends of the car have the same camber settings, even if they are negative camber settings as defined by the factory suspension specifications.

About the Author

Peter Grant has been a professional writer since 1998 and software engineer since 1995. He has contributed to academic papers, open-source software projects and technical documentation across several industries. Grant holds a master's degree in public policy from National University.

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