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I replaced my shocks a while back and need to get a wheel alligment. The problem is I need to replace my drive axle on the drivers side. Can I get a wheel allignment now and replace the axle later or will that affect the allignment? I want to put off doing my axle for a few months until it warms up. Thanks
 

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If you look in the service manual it says nothing about getting it aligned after doing a half-shaft/axle, etc. Therefore how bad can it be? As for getting new struts, I personally recommend driving on the new shocks for a day or two then getting the alignment (to account for settling of the shocks). Unless you want to damage your tires, I'd get the alignment now.
 

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align it now...

I changed my halfshaft (pass side) a month ago. It does nothing to your alignment. It does a lot for highway driveability.

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Okay I work at a Sears Auto Center...we do this all the time here's the thing to do:

Changing a halfshaft CAN affect alignment, however, it really shouldnt do much.

GET THE ALIGNMENT and save your tires now!

most alignments carry a 6mo/6k mile warranty. So get the align and the first warm moment step up and get the shaft in and have the alignment reset under warranty !

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but Blade, per the Sears alignment warranty, suspension/mechanical changes void the warranty, unless performed by Sears ;-)
 

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on_dnbe said:
align it now...

I changed my halfshaft (pass side) a month ago. It does nothing to your alignment. It does a lot for highway driveability.

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Could you please elaborate more on highway drivability :?: How does it affect highway driveability?
 

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bpletch1 said:
but Blade, per the Sears alignment warranty, suspension/mechanical changes void the warranty, unless performed by Sears ;-)
:D That's why you get the new halfshaft nice and dirty before you take it in to be aligned again.
 

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bpletch1 said:
but Blade, per the Sears alignment warranty, suspension/mechanical changes void the warranty, unless performed by Sears ;-)
How are they going to know? I doubt that they even check.
 
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