Kit and method of using kit to align wheels of vehicle

  • US 5,471,754 A
  • Filed: 10/18/1994
  • Issued: 12/05/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A wheel alignment kit, comprising:

  • alignment fixture means having universal mounting means to permit said fixture means to be mounted removably to a strut assembly of a motor vehicle in place of its wheels for helping to support the weight of said vehicle to facilitate wheel alignment;

    said alignment fixture means including alignment tool receiving means to enable a user to have access to a reference surface relative to said strut assembly for facilitating wheel alignment;

    support means dimensioned to support from below movably said alignment fixture means for helping to emulate tire to ground engagement for wheel alignment purposes;

    reference tool means secured removably within said alignment tool receiving means for engaging said reference surface to provide the user with an instantaneous visual indication of the position of said strut assembly to facilitate alignment adjustments to a manufacturer specification; and

    engagement means mounted to said alignment fixture means for securing removably said tool means in said alignment fixture means to hold said tool means in a fixed positional engagement with said reference surface.

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