Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Eldorado Rear Toe... HELP! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; We are getting quite a bit of snow in this region and the rear alignment being as off as it ...
- 12-15-13 12:01 AM #1Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
- Automobile(s): '68 DeVille '95 FWB '99 Eldo '96 6BT Ram 5MT
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Eldorado Rear Toe... HELP!
We are getting quite a bit of snow in this region and the rear alignment being as off as it is makes it extremely scary when hitting slick surfaces. The rear end randomly pulls and sways while driving over snow and ice I assmume because the rear tires are slightly pointed in towards each other. I wont drive it until I fix it correctly.
When driving without snow/ice, the car tracks straight but jumps or hops in the rear after hitting bumps. There is also a constant tire droning sound that does not change with rotation or even different brand tires, again i think its the tires fighting each other. I can also visibly see that the one of the rear wheels is pointing more inward than the other.
I had the car aligned after I did a bunch of front end work and they said they could not get the rear adusted properly becuase the cam bolt was "maxed". They insisted it was only a camber issue and I asked and asked about toe which they said was fine. I think they lied because the rear hopping over bumps never changed and the toe still was still visibly off. This time around I am going to a shop that will provide a before and after printout, but i want to make sure I have new parts in the rear so they can do a proper alignment.
Anyway, my question is, how the heck is the rear toe adjusted? I did a ton of searching and really only found info on the Seville suspension which is different. I found "lateral links" on rockauto which I believe is what sets toe. However is there an eccentric bolt on one or both ends of it? If just one end, is it the end at the knuckle? Where can I buy eccentric bolts for these?
Please help. This car is a nightmare, I am about ready to drive it into the river. I have put a lot of time (solid days of work) and money into it but it seems there is no end!!!
- 12-15-13 11:28 PM #2Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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Re: Eldorado Rear Toe... HELP!
the lateral link does set the alignment on the rear end, there are 2 bolts on both ends with a very big washer at the head of the bolt, I can not remember which end moves but only one moves.
As for aligning the tire lift the back end up, get on the floor check which tire is straight and which one is out of alignment, now loosen the alignment bolt on the offending tire and move the tire some and check to see if the tire aligns with the other and once you get close put some bolt lock on the bolt and tighten it and there its now aligned