wheel alignment on Jaguar xk8

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Asked by Aug 24, 2013 at 09:54 PM about the 2001 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My mechanic says caster and camber are  way off and cannot be adjusted with a traditional alignment on this car.  It is a 2001.  Do xk8 cars require a special machine , or what is the deal. I just put new tires on it and need to align properly.

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Your mechanic might not have the latest alignment equipment for today's cars. You'll want to find another mechanic or a local tire shop that has the latest alignment tools to perform a proper 4 wheel alignment.

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Agreed. I got mine done at a local shop.

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I just went through this problem ...caster & camber was fine but I was wearing the inside shoulder off the tires in under 10,000 miles. An alignment shop told me that there is no toe adjustment on my 1999 XK8. I enquired & found that the upper & lower control arms need to be replaced to remedy toe in. There are 4 & are about $800 each in Canada! ouch! I sold the car & bought a newer lower mileage XK8 that tracks straight & true. I have not checked with the Jag dealership ...so do not fault me if this is wrong ...but I accepted that because I found a remedy offered on a Jag forum on the internet. One can install rubber dogs that go in between the upper coils of the springs to prevent the front from squatting & thus slow excessive inner tire wear. I installed them & it made some difference ...but sold the Jag as I was buying a newer one anyway. XKs ...like the E-Type ...are BEAUTIFUL sexy machines ...I will always own one. Hope this helps. Let me know what you find out if you will ...Jim

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Toe in and out are adjusted with the track rod ends, camber was originally fixed but a replacement bolt with off set centre is now available for the bottom wishbone and this makes it now adjustable. Castor is adjusted by shims in the top wishbone, a factory diagram is available for what goes where and the shims are cheap to purchase.

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