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Re: messed camber? (Nickswagen)

Sounds like you may have messed up the CV joint. I'm guessing that when you removed something, you pulled the CV joint apart and that it didn't go back together when you re-installed it. I also think you may have screwed up the camber when you removed the strut from the knuckle.
As far as getting the axle nut off, I use a 3/4" drive impact gun w/ a 30mm impact socket.
 

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Re: messed camber? (Nickswagen)

You want the camber to be ~ 0.5 degrees negative (top in more than the bottom).
As I read your first post again, I doubt it's the CV joint problem. I'm guessing that you didn't remove the ball joint from the knuckle, so you couldn't have pushed it out. Check your strut mount bolts again. As has been said, one has an eccentric washer set on it. That one goes on the top. If you don't have a camber gauge, a good idea is to mark where the washer is on the strut housing before you take it apart. At least then, you can get it pretty close to where it was.
 
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