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Uneven wear on front tires


DUCKIE07
06-03-2007, 11:37 AM
I have relativly new tires, and have noticed that the inside of the front tires are wearing very unevenly, to the point that there is no tread on the inside of the tire. Looking for some adjustment some where to adjust the tire, but am unable to find any thing. Any sugestions of where to locate the adjustment, or if this is something I should bring in to a dealer? The only thing I could think of is that the rocker arm bushings are worn out. Help??

swiftknight23
01-25-2008, 09:43 PM
its a wheel alignment problem- negative camber

The idea of "wheel alignment" essentially has to do with how
straight the wheels are relative to the vehicle's frame.
Mechanics use the term "camber" when they are talking
about the tilt of a wheel. Specifically, a wheel has either
1) positive camber, 2) negative camber, or 3) no camber.
If a wheel has "positive camber", it's tilted outward or, away
from the vehicle's frame. If a wheel has "negative camber",
it's tilted inward or, towards the vehicle's frame. If a wheel
has no camber, it's not tilted - this is what you want.
As you indicated in the problem you chose, one (or more)
of the tires is wearing mainly on its inside edge. This
means the wheel is tilted inward or, has "negative camber".
An inward tilt will, of course, cause the tire to wear on its
inside edge.

You'll need to have an alignment job done on this vehicle.
It's a good idea to have this done soon because the longer
you wait, the worse the tire(s) will get.
NOTE: Some mechanics may tell you they can't do an
alignment properly without first replacing one or more front
end parts. If this is what a mechanic tells you, get a
second opinion before proceeding with any such repairs.

hope this helps

Terrell

shadrackur
02-07-2010, 07:34 PM
I have same problem on my 1995. Lower control arm has lost rubber on bushing which bolts to frame and pivots the lower control arm.

As you lose the rubber on the bushing your front tired start going farther and farther out and you get abnormal wear on the inside of your front tires.

Find some deserted straight road...check the play in your steering by gently going right and left a little....if it's not tight then it's probably your lower control arm bushings.

Davescort97
02-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Although the previous posters have good advice I am more inclined to think that the toe-in is off. If the tires are wearing on the inside it means the front end has too much toe-out. You might have some tie-rod wear causing this.

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