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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2001, 05:29 PM
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alignment question...

I'm posting this for a friend, on another BB.

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A friend took her '99 Tahoe into the dealer (first mistake) to get it re-aligned. The said that there is some kind of "blocks' that are installed at the manufacturer for shipping purposes that must be removed before they can re-align the front end. These blocks are somewhere in the suspension and would cost $250 labor to remove!!

Anyone know what they are talking about??
If so please explain.

I've never heard of this so I thought she was getting the shaft.


I went and looked under mine, and didn't see anything preventing an alignment. What gives? Is she getting the shaft?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2001, 05:46 PM
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Re: alignment question...

i'd sue the dealer for not taking them out in the first place. but no, i've never heard of that.

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Re: alignment question...

I know what they are talking about, but I'm not that great of a mechanic so someone else will have to come on and explain it. From the factory our trucks have these "tabs" in the frame where you would normally align it. For the first alignment you have to punch them out. $250 is a rip off though. I remember someone else posting about this a few months ago, and their quoted price was around $150. Someone else said their alignment place did it for $65 including the alignment.

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Re: alignment question...

Cool, thank you very much for the info. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: alignment question...

Carrols Tire Warehouse is 99 bucks to remove the cams. I took mine out on my own though.

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my place down the street does the alignment for $49.95, then the knockouts are $30 each, just around $120 total...well, plus a little more $$ for labor [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Re: alignment question...

When I had mine aligned after my lift the guy mentioned something about the tabs and all. He just punched it out, and only charged me the price of the alignment. I would have $hit if he would have tried to charge me that kind of money. RC

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OK...thanks again. I'm gonna go check my truck for 'em now, lol

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Re: alignment question...

If youve got a grinder and some spare time you can do it for 12 bucks, but youl emiteatly have to take to have it aligned.

what they are, there washers on the top A-ARM bolts thre are 4 bolts total total on both sides, the washers from the factory are tack welded to the frame so those can be ground off or puched off with an air hammer. its not that hard but will take you a good hour but its worth it..
Ounce all the washeres that were tacked on the frme are off you just put the alingment kit on and try to get everything as close to the rust marks were the washers were then drive to the shop. the alingment wont even be close if it looks like so dont think itl be fine to put off the alignment

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