Okay, I'm trying to get this straight before I go and screw something up royally....
That is a ten minute fix with a big 1 1/8" box wrench and a little pair of needlenose vise grips.
Jack up front end.
Just below each upper ball joint is the adjusting eccentric. Look along their flats (they're like very skinny nuts) that are facing the front bumper and you will see a little peened notch. Make a scratch on each steering knuckle exactly under the notches.
Loosen upper ball joint nuts about a half to a full turn.
Loosen both ps and dr sides at once?
Drop car down hard.
Amskeptic wrote:Jack it up again. Turn the steering to the side you are working on.
The work I'm doing is the rotating of the eccentrics, mentioned below, no?
Amskeptic wrote:With the excessive negative camber you appear to have, you want to rotate the eccentrics both of them OUTWARDS about an eighth of an inch each
So this is a symmetrical operation, as in, looking at the car from below with its front at 'top', the pass. side adjuster goes CCW and the drivers side goes CW?
Amskeptic wrote:(be ready to do another eighth inch OUTWARDS again in a couple of hundred miles).
Starting with the jacking and the marking and loosening and the dropping?
Amskeptic wrote:Hold them in place while you tighten the ball joint nuts to 94 ft/lbs.
Drive on dirt to get a nice powder on the tires. Drive another 300 feet on asphalt. LOOK at the pavement cleaned tires and compare the pavement contact area to the tread. You want the outside tread blocks to show more contact now. After a couple of hundred miles do the dirt-then-pavement read again. Your camber is correct when both shoulders of the tires show an equal contact pattern. The current tires should show little contact on the inside shoulder immediately after your camber adjustment.
Repeat to yourself "last step is to tighten ball joint nuts holding the eccentrics with the vise grips." Make sure your scratch marks are easily visible and that you keep a log of adjustment movement.
Is it the case that whatever is done to one side, like say, rotating the eccentric 1/8", must be mirrored exactly
on the other side?