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Right rear tire scalloping.


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Mac13
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Mar 15, 2017, 12:10 PM

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  post locked   Right rear tire scalloping.  

2008 Dodge Avenger 2.7 240,000km. My right rear tire is scalloping on the outer edge of the tire. There was a loud clunking over bumps going under 10km/h but went away when I replaced both sway bar links. I was in an accident a while ago but had a four-wheel alignment after. The tow truck driver also pulled the car out by that control arm as it was the only lift point where I went in. The tire appears as it's wore every second spot and is wore from the middle to the outer edge. Shock checked out fine and the bushings seam good. Maybe a bent control arm?


Hammer Time
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Mar 15, 2017, 12:50 PM

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  post locked   Re: Right rear tire scalloping.  

A reasonable amount of flat spotting is normal on the rear axle of a front wheel drive car but since you are seeing an excessive amount and only on one wheel, it looks like the alignment is out. Just because you paid for a 4 wheel alignment, doesn't mean you actually got one. I would have it checked again.
I'm betting that wheel is toe-ed in a little too much.



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Mac13
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Mar 22, 2017, 2:33 PM

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  post locked   Re: Right rear tire scalloping.  

Was a bushing in the rear control arm. Will replace the whole control arm since it is only sold as one piece and my control arm has a slightly different bend then the other side.


ShannonWheeler
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Jun 13, 2017, 11:27 AM

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Tire wear is a dead giveaway that the wheels are out of alignment or that steering or suspension parts are worn. So anytime you find unusual tire wear, be sure to give the steering and suspension a thorough inspection to find out what's causing the problem. Shocks and struts are the most likely culprit because they provide damping force to control tire movement. When the tires move excessively,the scalloped pattern can appear. A lack of rotation can cause this condition. Wink


Hammer Time
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Jun 13, 2017, 11:46 AM

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Although it was a good answer this question is 3 months old. Please only respond to current questions.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jun 13, 2017, 11:48 AM)






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