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Strut Rod

Post by waynegarbo » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:20 am

Can anyone explain what the top of the strut setting at 5° means in layman?
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Re: Strut Rod

Post by lummert » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:05 pm

Top strut rod? On a Volvo 740?


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Re: Strut Rod

Post by waynegarbo » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:51 am

Yes



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Re: Strut Rod

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Re: Strut Rod

Post by waynegarbo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:49 am

The top of 23



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Re: Strut Rod

Post by MoVolvos » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:05 pm

waynegarbo wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:20 am
Can anyone explain what the top of the strut setting at 5° means in layman?
Can you provide the full original instructions stating the 5° setting? If it is the top of 23 which is the strut's shaft it does not make any sense unless it is an adjustable strut.


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Re: Strut Rod

Post by lummert » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:37 pm

If it's the rod coming out of the top of the strut cartridge I've never heard of any such angle settings. Unless of course it has something to do with front alignment modifications to part 27, the support plate.


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Re: Strut Rod

Post by waynegarbo » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:22 am

My apologies. The strut is to be placed so Caster is 5°. The photo in Haynes shows where I got this. My Right strut at the top matches the R in Haynes' photo.
My confusion is how should the Left look?(again, looking at the top of the strut tip)



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Re: Strut Rod

Post by MoVolvos » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:43 am

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Possible Alignment Adjustments
However, looking top down on the engine bay the other strut should mirror the other side.
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https://www.ozzytyres.com.au/news/wheel ... aster-toe/
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Re: Strut Rod

Post by lummert » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:10 am

waynegarbo wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:22 am
My apologies. The strut is to be placed so Caster is 5°. The photo in Haynes shows where I got this. My Right strut at the top matches the R in Haynes' photo.
My confusion is how should the Left look?(again, looking at the top of the strut tip)
Would the left side be a mirror image of the right?
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