1988 Jeep Cherokee
PRE-ALIGNMENT INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Before making wheel alignment adjustment, perform the following checks:
should be equal in size and runout must not be
excessive. Tires and wheels should be in balance, and inflated to
bearings must be properly adjusted. Steering linkage
and suspension must not have excessive looseness. Check for wear in
tie rod ends and ball joints.
gear box must not have excessive play. Check and
adjust to manufacturer’s specifications.
must be at curb height with full fuel load and
spare tire in vehicle. No extra load should be on vehicle.
must be level with floor and with suspension
settled. Jounce front and rear of vehicle several times and allow it
to settle to normal curb height.
steering wheel is not centered with front wheels in
straight-ahead position, correct by shortening one tie rod adjusting
sleeve and lengthening opposite sleeve equal amounts.
wheel lug nuts are tightened to torque