|Align wheels after replacing shocks
Question : THE shock absorbers on my KIA Spectra
need replacing but I have a nagging question. Do the wheels require realignment
after shock absorber replacement?
WHETHER wheel alignment is needed or not
after shock absorber replacement depends on
the design of the suspension system.
If the front suspension is of a double wish-
bone design, the shock absorber can usually
be removed without disturbing other suspension components.
On a McPherson strut system (like that on
the front of the KIA Spectra), the spring and
shock absorber form a single assembly that
must be removed from the vehicle before the
shock absorber can be replaced.
On the whole, I would recommend wheel
realignment if any part of the suspension has
been dismantled since it is relatively cheap to