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#1 Old 10-26-2011, 12:26 AM
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Alignment Question-- Rear Axle

Has anyone else been told that the rear axle on the '11 is a problem at an alignment shop? I was at a local Midas (very unsatisfied with them on many levels) and AFTER I purchased the lifetime alignment, they told me that the "rear axle is fixed" and they didn't have the specs to align it.

Did I get duped?
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I hope you got a refund

One of the issues that some have with a new car is smaller availability of aftermarket parts and service for the first few years.

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They didnt have the specs because they havent paid to update their alignment machine to 2011 specs. I would get my money back and find a shop (just ask them) that has done the update for 2011 vehicles.
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But is the rear axle not able to be aligned since they report it's a "fixed" axle? Excuse my ignorance about this....
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I dont know exactly how it works but like elantradan said it sounds like they just didn't pay to update their specs. I cant really blame them since the model is less than a year old and almost exclusively dealer serviced at this point.

See the attached pdf for alignment specs. You might print this and bring it in wherever you go for alignment
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Many cars don't have adjustment points on the rear suspension.
However, the shop should be able to give you specs to determine if anything is damaged.

You should only be concerned if you have lowered the vehicle, in which case you will need to purchase a camber correction kit which will give you additional adjustments to counter the drop.
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Torsion Axle don't have adjustment points (can't adjust it) .. only thing to do is to put spacers but warranty don't covers if spacers are put on ...

previously own a 97 grand am gt and the rear suspension was the same .. same principle and my axle had a little bent in it .. not enuff to bother the alignment but if it would got worst would have to replace the axle ... now every time i went there for and alignement or just to check it ... we ( me and the guy ) kept in mind that we can't do nothing about the rear it was shimmed so ... looked if the axle is more bent.. if not... just align the front nothing more to do

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Solid rear axle should be of no concern for somebody doing alignment..

All they have to do is be able to read the numbers as displayed after the car set up and sweeps done.. evaluate the numbbers and run with it.. sounds like flunkie not know how to read align numbers and set a car up via numbers.

Too many red/green followers, numbers hold more value than reds/greens..

Take it to somebody that knows backside from hole in ground. No adjustment to solid axle, just look at numbers and see if it within reason for toe and camber... if numbers gross, then need to find a way to deal with it.
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2011 Elantra GLS Rear Axle out of Alignment

chotaben, you did not get duped! I'm having the same issue with my 2011 Elantra. I took in for tires, asked to have aligment checked and was told passenger rear is out by +0.47. I then took the car to the dealer and they told me they think it had to happen due to my damage. I told them NO WAY did I hit anyting. They said it could have been a Pothole. My repsonse is "how did the rear axle bend by hitting a pothole when you cannot even find a scratch anywhere on the car, not the wheels, rims, undercarraige, nothing?". I then asked how an axle bends via an impact that isn't large enough to cause any other damages? But they said it could happen. Hyundai Corp. denied the warranty to change axle so far, so I'm writing to them and will chase every news station and other about this. I know this is a factory defect! Either when it was made or the design is week or poor steel. Whatever the issue no way am I the cause! Let me know what happened in your case please!
I have to say, I will never buy another Hyundai..........their "America's Best Warranty", is a COMPLETE load of........
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DO YOU HAVE copy of alignment print to show what the current numbers are ?

Solid rear axle is you get what you got,, Hyundai just gives a monster "range" so that whatever the numbers you have is still within the numbers they give... so it is still "in spec"... but the numbers is sooooooo gross that you is eating up tires, and car handles like crap.. sure you can swap another axle, but whats to say the new axle is similar to old, but pointing in 2 different directions this time,, and it is still "IN SPEC"..

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