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Suspension System -- General Information
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SECTION : 204-00 Suspension System -- General
Information
VEHICLE APPLICATION : 2006.0 BF Falcon
CONTENTS
PAGE
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
Suspension System -- General Information ..........................................................................204-00-1
Front Wheel Alignment ........................................................................................................204-00-2
Rear Wheel Alignment .........................................................................................................204-00-4
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
Suspension System -- General Information ..........................................................................204-00-5
Inspection and Verification ...................................................................................................204-00-5
Symptom Chart ....................................................................................................................204-00-5
Shock Absorbers ................................................................................................................204-00-10
GENERAL PROCEDURES
Toe Adjustment ....................................................................................................................204-00-11
Front Wheel Alignment ........................................................................................................204-00-11
Toe & Steering Wheel Spoke Adjustments ..........................................................................204-00-11
Front Wheel Lock Angle Adjustment ...................................................................................204-00-11
Upper & Lower Ball Joint Inspection ....................................................................................204-00-11
XR Rear Camber Adjustment ..............................................................................................204-00-11
RLCA (Rear Lower Control Arm) to Subframe Cambolt Adjustment ...................................204-00-11
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SECTION 204-00: Suspension System - General Information
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DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
vehicle is within specification. Adjust toe where
Suspension System - General
necessary at kerb height.
Information
NOTE: When checking ute and wagon front caster it
Front Wheel Alignment
is important that the rear ride height is correct. This
can be achieved by ensuring the vehicle is unladen.
Suggested method and sequence for checking
steering wander or drift
The following charts show wheel alignment data for
the various models.
1. Check and adjust tyre pressures to specification.
Make sure the vehicle is loaded evenly so ride
Toe settings are provided in degrees.
heights are relatively even side to side.
2. Check all wheel bearings, steering mechanisms
and suspension joints are to specification. Adjust,
repair or replace as required.
3. Check tyres for uneven wear patterns especially
the inner edges compared to the outer edges.
Rotate tyres front to rear if required.
4. Road test vehicle on a level road surface and
note direction and extent of steering pull or drift.
Ensure prevailing crosswinds are not a factor.
5. If pull of drift is confirmed check the wheel
alignment and confirm that the vehicle is within
specification.
Wheel Alignment Equipment/Maintenance
It is extremely important the wheel alignment
equipment used is periodically checked and
recalibrated to ensure vehicle readings are both
accurate and repeatable. Please consult your
equipment supplier for advice as to how and when the
periodic checking and recalibration should occur.
Regular checking and calibration of wheel alignment
equipment is essential with the current generation of
wheel alignment machines.
NOTE: See text for XR camber adjustment.
NOTE: Ute and Wagon rear alignment can not be
adjusted.
NOTE: Camber and castor figures will vary depending
on the vehicle ride height. The ride height will alter
depending on the how heavily the vehicle is loaded,
the way the load is distributed, the amount of fuel in
the tank and accessories fitted eg: bullbar. The lower
the vehicle the more negative the camber value
becomes and the more positive the castor value
becomes.
NOTE: Toe in is shown as a + (positive) value while
toe out is shown as a - (negative) value. It is
preferable to measure vehicles in degrees. Data is for
reference only.
NOTE: With correct tyre pressures the ride height is
measured vertically from the exact centre of the wheel
to the underside of the guard lip (refer figure).
Measure all four corners of the vehicle and locate the
appropriate ride height in the left hand column in both
Table 1 for front suspension and Table 2 for rear
suspension. Then select the appropriate alignment
values for each corner of the vehicle and confirm if
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