Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 89 XJ6, How to adjust front camber?

Discussions of Jaguar Automobiles of all styles

  1. #1
    Freshman Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Brandywine, MD
    Posts
    1
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    89 XJ6, How to adjust front camber?

    Howdy,
    A while back, I had an accident which resulted in the front-left wheel getting knocked in a bit, to the point where it has about a +1.5 degree camber, and the place we found to get the alignment done after the wheel hub had been replaced said they wouldn't do it because the chassis was bent. At the same time, we looked under the car and only found a slight bulge in the chassis which doesn't really align with how the impact happened, so that's fun.

    Anyways we were wondering, how would someone actually go about doing wheel alignment on a 1989 XJ6?

  2. #2
    Yoda TOC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Floe Ice, Antarctica
    Posts
    6,058
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    14
    Thanked in
    14 Posts

    Re: 89 XJ6, How to adjust front camber?

    https://www.jag-lovers.org/books/old...uspension.html

    "The camber is adjusted using shims on the inside mounting end of the upper wishbone arms. Again whenever disturbing them, note where they were and replace them then get a fresh alignment."


    + camber, top of wheel out...or, in your case, bottom of wheel in. Bets are you tweaked the bottom of the frame where the lower control arm attaches. Find a frame shop.

  3. #3
    Luke Skywalker LarryK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Millstadt, IL
    Posts
    1,770
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    12
    Thanked in
    12 Posts

    Re: 89 XJ6, How to adjust front camber?

    As TOC says. These unibodies don't hold steady when suspension parts are banged. Body moves as there is no frame. Check body straightness on frame rack.
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual ,
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •