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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Base Reg Cab 108.3 WB

1997 Chevrolet S-10
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6' Fleetside
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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October 9, 2012, 1:07 pm

Matt R

Question: Why is my driver's side wheel not in the correct place?

Why is my drivers side wheel an inch or two further back toward the right side of the wheel well? the depth into the wheel well seems correct. I assume this is suspension related, but any idea what to look at. Kind of a project truck

October 17, 2012, 9:23 pm

Ron W
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If it's further toward the back than the other wheel, you have a caster issue. Most likely a damaged or worn suspension part is the cause. Have a front end shop look inspect the suspension.

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October 17, 2012, 11:49 pm

Matt R

As far as I can tell, there's no caster adjustment possible on a 91 chevy s10. What component of the suspension would you think could make it do this? I'm trying to not take this vehicle to a shop, and do the work myself. I inspected the suspension several times. Everything is pretty worn, but nothing seems to be worn to the point of causing the problem I've indicated. Any ideas? Thanks for your answer

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October 18, 2012, 6:37 pm

Ron W
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I'd suspect the control arm or frame is bent. A simple alignment will probably tell you which components are damaged.

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