Chevrolet Sonic manuals

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)
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Torque Steer Description
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Other materials:

Loss of Control
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Radio Antenna Replacement
Radio Antenna Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Radio Antenna Procedure Rotate the mast counterclockwise in order to release the mast from the antenna base. ...

Windshield Outside Moisture Sensor Cover Replacement
Windshield Outside Moisture Sensor Cover Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Windshield Outside Moisture Sensor Cover Procedure Grasp the cover in the center and gently slide to the right. ...

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