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Nov 6, 2018, 12:25 PM

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2009 town and country, 150.000 miles 3,8 engine
my question is what would cause the rear tires to go bald on the inside got new tires not long ago and theyre getting bald on the inside, front
tires are fine

(This post was edited by dennishazard on Nov 6, 2018, 12:54 PM)

Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 6, 2018, 2:23 PM

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Front inside w premature wear can be either tow OUT or Camber off quite a bit. Basics: Must be the correct tires size and highly recommended to get a vehicle aligned with new tires real soon or right away.
Just know many assorted repairs or worn now throw off alignment also so a good alignment should always include full checks that it's ready to align at all.

If suddenly you also have an excessive load in the van that can do that and I mean excessive. If always with a heavy load get it aligned with that load.
IMO that problem is usually from a mistake made during a repair just not doing or asking you to get it done if that place doesn't do alignments,


(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Nov 6, 2018, 2:35 PM)


Nov 6, 2018, 3:02 PM

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Thanks Tom, but it’s the back tires that are going bald on the inside towards the car

Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 6, 2018, 3:23 PM

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Sorry about that but mostly same thing. Rears are towed out or camber tilted such that top of tire is inward. Adjustment varies on type or rear "axle" I'll call it.
Same basics as what I said now add for a rear is it somehow BENT from something either mishandled or a underside mishap? That really can happen or adjustment so not possible you need new or good used "axles" to correct.
You are the second this week one a friend 1,200 miles away by phone not here. They totally messed up his car's rear steel shooting out within 6,000 miles is wildly wrong.
Up to you - go look at receipt for tires or recent anything if it states or suggests an alignment or gave you a sheet showing it's within spec.
I say that suggesting YOU go get that part done as a LOT of shops where I am (me included) do NOT have room to waste a whole bay for a nasty costly machine to do alignment frequently sub contract that out or should be telling you it's necessary and maybe who they like for that for you.

Today + for a long time you get a printout showing before and after done shows limits that it's within them no games about it.

One more: If you are super low miles on these tires and old ones showed a problem too it probably was there before to this extreme. Just me sometimes, tell the customer there's a clear problem here and suggest what to do about it,

(edit to fix typo)

(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Nov 6, 2018, 10:37 PM)

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Nov 6, 2018, 3:35 PM

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Tom is right. It needs a full 4 wheel alignment.

They may tell you that the rear is not adjustable but they would be wrong. They make full contact, tapered shims that go behind the stub axle to correct alignment. You would have t pay extra for that but that's what you need.


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