[Healeys] Rear End Alignment

Larry Varley varley at cosmos.net.au
Fri Dec 28 21:15:50 MST 2007

I wonder if someone has left out the spacer between the bearing and axle 
inside the rear hub, this would allow the hub and axle to float in and 
out on the bearing and the brake drum rub on the backing plate during 

Alan Seigrist wrote:
> Ron - In your case it is a bad panhard rod bushing.
> On Dec 28, 2007 6:46 AM, Ronald J. Ray <ronald-ray at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> I have a possible similar problem with my BT7.
>> When I make a hard/fast right hand turn (which seems to be describe most
>> turns I make), it sounds like something is rubbing at the right rear tire
>> area.  It is clearly a rotating type sound, which goes away once the car
>> is
>> moving in a straight forward direction again.
>> I've removed the brake drum and upon inspection every thing seemed to be
>> fine.
>> All bearings and bushings related to the rear suspension and axle are new
>> within 3 years.
>> The tires are 165, so not oversized at al.  And there are no signs of the
>> inner tire rubbing on anything.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Thanks.
>> Ron Ray
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: healeys-bounces+ronald-ray=sbcglobal.net at autox.team.net
>> [mailto:healeys-bounces+ronald-ray=sbcglobal.net at autox.team.net]On
>> Behalf Of Bob Spidell
>> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 10:27 PM
>> To: healeylist
>> Subject: [Healeys] Rear End Alignment
>> Folks,
>> When I make a hard left turn, my right rear tire rubs against the bolts
>> securing the rebound bumper box (on the inside of the wheel well).   I'm
>> running Vredestein Sprint Classic 185/70R15 tires--a bit oversized but not
>> outrageous.  Anyway, it appears the rear axle is skewed towards the
>> driver's
>> side.
>> I don't suppose there's any way to adjust the rear axle placement WRT  the
>> chassis?
>> bs
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