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#1 Astonm

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:08 PM

Ok I'm new to Ford so if this seems a silly question I'll apologise now

Does the Mondeo require 4 or 2 wheels alignment??

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#2 highnoon1966

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:12 PM

I recently had the tracking done on my 03 Mondeo and they adjusted all 4 wheels.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:36 PM

Ok I'm new to Ford so if this seems a silly question I'll apologise now

Does the Mondeo require 4 or 2 wheels alignment??


I would get the 4 wheel alignment if you leave the back wheels you will never get a staright steering wheel i've made this misake before when i done my tracking i had to turn the steering wheel on a slant just to drive staright lol.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:03 PM

I would get the 4 wheel alignment if you leave the back wheels you will never get a staright steering wheel i've made this misake before when i done my tracking i had to turn the steering wheel on a slant just to drive staright lol.

Can someone please tell me how to adjust the rear wheel tracking on a Mk3 mondeo as described above, as I would like to have it done to my own vehicle.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:23 PM

I would get the 4 wheel alignment if you leave the back wheels you will never get a staright steering wheel i've made this misake before when i done my tracking i had to turn the steering wheel on a slant just to drive staright lol.

Can someone please tell me how to adjust the rear wheel tracking on a Mk3 mondeo as described above, as I would like to have it done to my own vehicle.


Any garage that does alignment and four wheel tracking will do it for you normally about 30 something like that. When i meant before i done it myself what i meant was in college we have the tracking and four wheel alignment equipment.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:02 PM

The reason i am asking how a garage would be able to do rear wheel alingment, is that as far as i am aware there is no adjustment on rear tracking other than fitting new suspension bushes, unlike the front where the track rod ends have threads that can be adjusted onto steering rack.

No doubt someone will enlighten me.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:17 PM

Hi the reason they do a 4 wheel alignment is to make sure the front wheels run inline with the rear wheels or the car could crab down the road. Hope that helps Dave

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:18 PM

please look at wheels alignment for more information about your car

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:09 PM

I have to agree. When I bought my MkII, I knew little about alignment, and drove with the wheel at an angle for the two years I had it. :P
I did do alignment with my Renault Laguna, but had to do so quite often, due to the track rod ends excessively wearing.

Now, that I'm back to Mondeo, this time in a MkIV, the slanted wheel was so unnatural after picking it up from the used car dealership, I gave my tyre garage free reins.
I'm glad I did, because not only is the steering wheel straight now, but also, the ESP is much less nervous on wet roads,
mostly because I decided to get all four wheels done, just instead of two, but also in part because one of the rims was bent, and I got the aluminium repaired.

My tyre specialist uses state of the art equipment, including laser tracking, computer balancing, etc., so they'll deffo find any issues that might arise.

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

How the Hell do they adjust the toe-in on the rear of a Mk3 Mondeo Estate? 



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Posted 08 August 2015 - 06:03 PM

On the mk3 mondeo hatch they have 2 sets of arms that go from the rear sub frame to the hub.The Rearest of them is connected via  bolt with fixed oval washer,which sits in a hole where the sub frame has 2 slots sticking out. So when you slacken off the rear nut in centre of the sub frame you then turn the bolt with oval washer.This will then either push the back of the rear wheel out or pull it in depnding on which way the tracking has to be moved.



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Posted 08 August 2015 - 06:19 PM

Is it the same for the estate.. As I think some people are getting ripped off by some of the guys that do the wheel alignment.
£60 + is the going rate here in the South East.  



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 08:00 AM

It  is a little different set up as the rear is different. but it still has the same principle setup with arm going to subframe with oval washer bolt ect. How ever the bolts can rust out or seize in the arms worse case. I normally pack mine with grease to stop the bolts seizing in the arms. I payed 42 + vat for my 4 wheel alignment hatch that is trade i use pro tyre



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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:02 PM

I may be old and dim, but I can not find this Eccentric washer/bolt on my 2002 estate. Have you a picture of it? or a diagram as I recon I have been stuffed from behind by quickfits. My Tracking is no better than it was before and the fronts are facing Toe Out. Bearing in mind that I have replaced all 4 shox & springs, front lower arms and drop links, rear bushes trailing arm bushes and everything else that moves. Its like a new car underneath now. 



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:45 AM

Like the bolt and washer on bottom leftmondeo.JPG



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