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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I would have done it myself but the car broke down on the road. Dealer says I should have a ...
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    2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    I would have done it myself but the car broke down on the road. Dealer says I should have a alignment. I do not understand why.
    It is a fixed stationary part. The car has had a recent alignment already.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    I agree with you.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    Ask them to explain why. Might be an interesting answer of back-tracking and bs double-speak.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    They say because they have to detach the knuckle for better access to lube up the bolts and get to them easier. So I wonder does that knock the alignment out of wack? Thanks

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    I've never had an alignment with hub/bearing replacement EXCEPT for the time I slid on ice into a curb and my front wheel smashed into the curb flat on. But at that point I messed up the hub and control arms and knocked the crap out of everything. Otherwise no alignment on hub replacement. They just want the extra $$

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    I call BS.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    How are your tires?

    If you are going to need new tires soon I would just wait and do the alignment with the new tires.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    Had hubs replaced a few times. Front and rear. Never told I needed an alignment. My advice is to stop going to dealerships and franchises for work that can be
    performed my an Indie.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    I just had a front hub replaced last week, and they didn't mention alignment at all.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by remmyman View Post
    Had hubs replaced a few times. Front and rear. Never told I needed an alignment. My advice is to stop going to dealerships and franchises for work that can be
    performed my an Indie.
    Yes I hate taking my car to a dealer. I would have done it myself because I have done hubs before. The car was far from home so I was kinda stuck.I would of had to have the car towed home. For some reason it went into limp mode. The part that really pisses me off is the part price gouging. I mean seriously the same ac/delco hub on Rock auto for $132 the stealer price of $275. After much negotiations a call case written up by GM customer care I got their original quote of $580 down to $422.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    Well there's another thing. The hub itself can be waaaaay less expensive with an aftermarket product. I think a hub replacement on my 03 CTS was about $250 including parts and labour with my independent garage.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    Unless you hit something, you shouldn't need an alignment for a hub/bearing replacement.
    Generally, they don't even do alignments at the factory, except to set the toe angle.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    Wheel hubs are not a part of the suspension system and do not affect the geometry just by the act of replacing them. It's almost no different than changing your rotors. Actually it's the next piece that would come off next after the rotor, lol.

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    Re: 2008 CTS AWD Do I really need a alignment after rear hub replacement

    I got my AC/Delco OEM hub on Amazon for $139. Free Shipping. A local shop installed it for me for 40.00. Took him about an hour because the salt from the roads had welded that sucker on.

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