Seat Leon >> Wheel alignment procedure

Overview - wheel alignment procedure

Note The vehicle must always be in unladen condition when measuring wheel alignment.

Operations should be carried out in the order shown!

  1. - Drive vehicle onto wheel alignment unit and ensure that suspension is not under stress, if necessary by moving vehicle backwards and forwards several times.
  2. - Before the initial measuring and the adaption work, the steering wheel must be "centred" by moving it back and forth equally in order to move the steering back to the centre position again.
  3. - Carry out wheel rim runout compensation .
  4. - Check full steering lock.
  5. - Check camber at front wheels and centralise if necessary.
  6. - Check camber at rear wheels and adjust if necessary.
  7. - Check toe setting at rear wheels and adjust if necessary.
  8. - Check toe at front wheels and adjust if necessary

Note

  • If adjustments have been made to the suspension after a wheel alignment check on vehicles with ESP or ABS, the steering angle sender - G85- must be calibrated using the - Vehicle diagnostic tester.
  • If any changes are made to the rear wheel alignment settings, the following driver assist systems must be recalibrated:
  • Lane departure warning (Audi lane assist)

Necessity of wheel alignment, torsion beam axle

Wheel alignment is necessary if:

  • there is defective vehicle behaviour
  • damaged components have been replaced because of an accident,
  • parts of the axle have been disassembled or replaced,
  • Tyres wear on one side.

Components changed

Wheels, tyres, vehicle geometry

11) Condition: strut support and console fitted before disassembly

Components disassembled and assembled

Wheels, tyres, vehicle geometry

12) Condition: strut support and console fitted before disassembly

Necessity of wheel alignment, multi-link suspension

Wheel alignment is necessary if:

  • there is defective vehicle behaviour
  • damaged components have been replaced because of an accident,
  • parts of the axle have been disassembled or replaced,
  • Tyres wear on one side.

Components changed

Wheels, tyres, vehicle geometry

Wheels, tyres, vehicle geometry

13) Condition: strut support and console fitted before disassembly

Components disassembled and assembled

Wheels, tyres, vehicle geometry

14) Condition: strut support and console fitted before disassembly

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