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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Toe Description


Toe is a measurement of how much the front and/or rear wheels are turned in or

Toe is a measurement of how much the front and/or rear wheels are turned in or out from a straight-ahead position. When the wheels are turned in, toe is positive (+). When the wheels are turned out, toe is negative (−). The actual amount of toe is normally only a fraction of a degree. The purpose of toe is to ensure that the wheels roll parallel.

Toe also offsets the small deflections of the wheel support system that occur when the vehicle is rolling forward. In other words, with the vehicle standing still and the wheels set with toe-in, the wheels tend to roll parallel on the road when the vehicle is moving.

Improper toe adjustment will cause premature tire wear and cause steering instability.

Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Tire Identification)
Identification Accessory and warranty replacement must use TPC spec tires. An outboard orientation stripe is added to the tread surface, with an offset toward the outboard tire fa ...

Torque Steer Description
A vehicle pulls or leads in one direction during hard acceleration. A vehicle pulls or leads in the other direction during deceleration. The following factors may cause torque steer to be more ...

Other materials:

Rear Window Replacement
Special Tools BO-24402-A Glass Sealant Remover (Cold Knife) BO-39032 Stationary Glass Removal Tool Use an adhesive that is approved by GM For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools Removal Procedure Warning: If a window is cracked but still intact, crisscros ...

Rear Side Door Weatherstrip Replacement - Body Side
Rear Side Door Weatherstrip Replacement - Body Side Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove the upper center pillar trim. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement. Remove the lower center pillar tr ...

Rear Side Door Weatherstrip Replacement - Door Side
Rear Side Door Weatherstrip Replacement - Door Side Callout Component Name 1 Rear Side Door Weatherstrip Procedure Open the front side door to the fully open position. Remove the front side door check link bo ...

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