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  • 1) Aligns wheels, axles, frames, torsion bars, and steering mechanisms of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and trucks: Drives automotive vehicle onto wheel alignment rack and tests vehicle for faulty wheel alignment, bent axle, worn ball joints, and bent steering rods, using alignment-testing machine.

  • 2) Straightens axle and steering rods and adjusts shims, tie rods, and joining pins to align wheels, or installs new parts, using handtools.

  • 3) Places wheel on balancing machine to determine where counterweights must be added to balance wheel.

  • 4) Hammers counterweights onto rim of wheel.

  • 5) Installs shock absorbers.

  • 6) Straightens frame, using hydraulic jack, chassis aligner, and acetylene torch.




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DOT:   620.281-038

Job Number: 4299