So I needed a new steering knuckle for my '99 Forester. Thinking that anything from the 90's that had ABS with the tone-ring on the hub would work, I picked one off of a '95 legacy today at the pull yard. It fits in the car, in fact it's in there now, but two things are different:
1st is the ABS sensor is smaller in diameter than the Forester. Luckily, I had clipped the wires for the sensor at the yard so I have it and I'll just solder it into place.
2nd, is that the eccentric bolt for the camber seems to have been larger on the '95. Thinking the hardware was the same I didn't bother taking the camber bolt from the yard. My bolt fits, but you can't really move the knuckle around with it. You can spin 360 degrees on the bolt and only encounter light resistance that doesn't change the camber at all.
The eccentric measures at 16.3mm and the bolt shoulder is 13.88 (so 14mm thread) I'm sure the threads are probably the same on both bolts, but does anyone happen to have a bolt from an late 90's Legacy they could measure? The difference couldn't be much, maybe the hole on this thing is just wanged out a little?
Anyone else encounter this?