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Supernaut
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Jan 23, 2018, 11:36 PM

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I have a 2013 Ford fiesta I bought about 6 weeks ago and have driven very little. There is an occasional clunking noise from the left front. I pulled the left front wheel off and had a look around. Tried to see if anything is obviously broken, tried to wiggle things back and forth to check for loose play. I found nothing obvious. I decided it is likely a strut mount at the front.

However tonight I noticed something as I got out of the car. I looked at the left front wheel and noticed how It looks to be tilted, which I paid some attention to before but thought it might be an illusion. I looked closer this time and looked at the treadware of the tire. It is no illusion, the tire is severely worn on the inside compared to the rest.

So only the left front tire has a bad camber situation (The right looks nice and verticle) and I'm getting banging noise from around there. Any idea what the most likely component to cause that is? I think i'll likely be having a shop do this one as alignment will be involved I'm sure. The car rolls straight but the steering wheel is tilted about 10-15 degrees left in a straight line. Good thing I got this car steeply discounted.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 24, 2018, 4:19 AM

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I don't know how far off it is nor do you but seeing it mean Horribly far off. Take your pick of an alignment first will probably stop to figure if it can be adjusted at all or enough or need frame work plus don't forget no alignment is going to work till tires match not just the one at least in pairs. May not be safe to drive this at all not that easy to tell so AYOR tow it if not sure your wiggle test isn't convincing me it's safe,


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Hammer Time
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Jan 24, 2018, 6:54 AM

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It's time to take it to a professional. You looked and couldn't find anything so before something falls off while you're driving, let a pro find the actual problem.



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