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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 ...

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Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level. It is normal to see coolant moving in the upper coolant hose return line when the engine is running. Check to see if coolant is visible in the coolant surge tank. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, do ...

Stop and Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement (Sedan)
Stop and Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the tail lamp assembly. Refer to Tail Lamp Replacement. 1 Tail Lamp Socket Procedure Rotate the ...

Oil Pan Replacement
Special Tools EN-49980 Guidance Pins For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Remove the right front wheelhouse liner extension. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Inner Front Extension Replacement. Remove the oil filter and drain the engine oi ...

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