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#1 OFFLINE   matney_w@yahoo.com

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

Heads up folks.....there is no way to align the rear of a 2015 ford cmax energi...poor thinking again from ford Motor co.....







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#2 OFFLINE   Tom_NC_1

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

Interesting! I had my 2013 C-Max aligned and The initial and final numbers for the rear Camber were different. The rear Toe and the Thrust angle  were the same for both the initial and final measurements. So they at least measured everything and all the final readings were within the specifications. I don't think the 2015 model had any design changes related to the alignment but that is just me guessing.

 

Since they showed min and max specifications on the alignment report for the rear Camber, Toe and Thrust angle I wonder what they would do if the initial readings fell outside the specifications? 

 

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#3 OFFLINE   matney_w@yahoo.com

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

My right rear is way out as per ford...but there is absolutely no way of adjusting it, as per ford...ford says to rotate my tires more often...even ford admits to a design flaw, but I am stuck with it...to bad...i love the car..

#4 OFFLINE   Smiling Jack

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:08 PM

conflicting info  !!! ???



#5 OFFLINE   komondor

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:20 PM

A Ford dealer is selling adjustment parts

 

https://www.amazon.c...Type=automotive

 

I just had my 2013 done and Front and Rear were adjusted.



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:04 PM

A Ford dealer is selling adjustment parts

 

https://www.amazon.c...Type=automotive

 

I just had my 2013 done and Front and Rear were adjusted.

 

That is for the Camber and they did adjust the rear Camber when mine was done. I am thinking that the Toe and Thrust Angle must be non adjustable. My rear Toe was within specs and did not change from the initial to final readings.

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 06:22 AM

Yes in the rear the tires are just cambered so to speak, if you look from behind the tops angle inwards giving the car better traction on high speed cornering getting off an exit ramp for example.  Its by design to hold the ass end down from fish tailing with all that battery weight in the back.

 

-=>Raja.



#8 OFFLINE   matney_w@yahoo.com

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

To be exact, ford has stated that the right rear camber is -2.5, which is way out of the factory tolerance...ford will do nothing to correct it...they told me to call customer service...

#9 OFFLINE   Tom_NC_1

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:41 PM

To be exact, ford has stated that the right rear camber is -2.5, which is way out of the factory tolerance...ford will do nothing to correct it...they told me to call customer service...

 

 The right rear Camber spec range listed on my Alignment report is min -2.36º to Max -0.86º. Sucks if they can't adjust it. On my alignment the right rear Camber initial reading was -2.08º and the final reading was -2.03º.

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:05 PM

Due to the negative camber in the rear, the tires must be rotated often to even out the wear, and crossed during rotation like the manual says.

 

-=>Raja.



#11 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:41 AM

Just had an alignment on 01/30.  "four wheel alignment includes toe adjustment, camber-caster adjustment if applicable, inspect tires for wear, suspension inspection.  eccentrics extra if required."

 

"Performed 4/W alignment.  Adj frt & rear toe.  All angles now in specs."



#12 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:12 AM

Post in wrong thread!  Sorry!!!


Edited by jzchen, 12 February 2017 - 06:16 AM.


#13 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:50 PM

Komondor posted a link to the camber eccentric. I just searched that up and found a YouTube video on how one works. Seems to be adjustable, per my receipt at extra cost. On the print out I got today the spec range is -2.4 to -0.9, so you are a -0.1 beyond the limit. This would eat the inside edge of the tire faster than the outside edge. Can you try a different dealer or alignment place?

#14 OFFLINE   matney_w@yahoo.com

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:47 PM

Alignment follow up....after much Internet searching and a good non ford mechanic we found adjustable control arms for my 2015 ford cmax that can be used to adjust the rear camber...they are the same control arms used on the ford focus...ford is aware of this problem with the cmax but will not do anything about it...maybe now my next set of tires will stay quiet and last longer...hope this helps somebody else...

#15 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:09 AM

Alignment follow up....after much Internet searching and a good non ford mechanic we found adjustable control arms for my 2015 ford cmax that can be used to adjust the rear camber...they are the same control arms used on the ford focus...ford is aware of this problem with the cmax but will not do anything about it...maybe now my next set of tires will stay quiet and last longer...hope this helps somebody else...

 

You needed the whole control arm, instead of adding the camber eccentric?  I'm really not sure, but anyone know the difference?










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