We have replaced most of the front suspension components on Walter, be it suspension arms, ball joints, and more suspension arms.
When so many components are replaced, the thought turns towards perhaps the car needs a wheel alignment. It was all good for most of the compnents until the last suspension arms were replaced. At that point the steering was slightly off center.
One gets busy, the crank sensor decides to stall the car, the windshield crack decides to start travelling up the windshield.
The summer tires are soft, and stricky, and especially the front have a tendency to wear on the outside edges (we know why up to a point).
A few weeks ago we notice that the left front tire has more pronounced wear on the outside edge than the right front. It creates a "oops moment", and who has time to go chasing after a wheel alignment.
The other thought is "This is never ending, every month something crops up". Then our innate sense that the car must be right takes over, and obvious we proceed to get a wheel alignment.
As expected the toe in of the left front was off, and creating the more pronounced wear.
What a surprise nothing is loose in the front suspension. No kidding...there is nothing left to be loose, its all been replaced.