Originally Posted by spike
I know when i do tranny at my shop we have never sent the cars out after for a alinement. Even when you undo the outer tie rods, they should not turn at all, so really nothing in the alinement would get changed. so i don't know why he would say to you to get a alinement after word's.
true enough, but the car was definitely out of alignment after the swap. it was tracking relatively straight before the swap. i wasn't doing much that afternoon and malik let me watch as he did the alignment. it was neat. everything was computerized and his jig was all laser alignment with data going to the computer via bluetooth. i saaw the results of the before and after and have the prinout.
as a side note, the civic does drive straight with the steering wheel centered. so overall i happy. the tranny works ok. i haven't had any serious problems with it so far (knock on wood). with the decent price and quick service, i really can't complain about it.
as a side not for those with 2001 civics with automatic transmissions, they are know to blow without any warning. the 2001 civic is #5 on the list. click on the link "worst vehicles"