Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Drives: 1999 Duratec
Rep Power: 23
Well, I have found the answer to my question. If you change struts, definitely check the alignment. Today I finished replacing struts and springs. I used Moog's G3 front spring coil and KYB G3 struts. I also changed the ball joint on one side (torn boot, the other one is still very fresh). I test drove the car and it now clearly shows a bias towards the left (as in leaning towards left if you release the steering wheel). The steering wheel is also not perfectly aligned. Note that I did not touch the outer steering end links, so this issue may not have appeared because of them.
I did the strut and spring upgrade because the car was very difficult to align. My alignment shop told me that they have done the best they could, and the car was still slightly leaning to the right. The told me to upgrade the struts and springs which might have become weak resulting in inconsistent alignment machine readings. I will go there on Monday to have the car aligned again.
Last edited by fct; 11-11-2012 at 04:06 AM.