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      09-15-2012, 07:23 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post
If both had to be adjusted to center the steering wheel after alignment, I'd be looking for a reason, usually worn bushings or ball joints.

Previous adj as a suspension wears, maybe unevenly, can require re-centering the wheel when new parts are installed.
You don't adjust the tie rods AFTER an alignment to center a wheel.... And you shake down the vehicle before and check ball joints because you would never align a vehicle with more than tolerable play in the joints, bushings, tie rods.