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chooks62
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Apr 10, 2008, 6:07 PM

Post #1 of 3 (1507 views)
sliding Sign In

Hi,
I have a 2003 GMC Sierra 6 cyl truck. It only has 23,000 miles on it.My problem is this. Everytime I acclerate ( like from a stop sign), and if there is the slightest bit of water the tires spin and the back end slides. My tires appear to be ok and they pasased a state inspection so I'm not sure what it could be. For some history, I lived in Arizona for the last 3 years and only drove less that a mile a day to/from work. I was wondering if maybe the tires are "dry" or something? The truck runs has always ran great and still does but this slidling and slipping is driving me crazy! Any help will be appreciated!!


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 10, 2008, 7:47 PM

Post #2 of 3 (1500 views)
Re: sliding Sign In

I think you'll find that the tires themselves are the problem. Even while still legal they don't have anywhere near the traction of the first 1/4 of their treadwear life. Noted with trucks - the back it light without a load which makes them about as poor as you get for traction with just RWD.

Intersections are famous for oil drips from other cars while waiting and the rain makes it real greasy especially if it hasn't rained in a while and just a little rain. Hard rains seem to clean up the road a bit. Noted here and called "Summer Ice" ..

I can't think of a mechanical problem that would cause this - just the tires,

T



dave284
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Apr 10, 2008, 11:32 PM

Post #3 of 3 (1498 views)
Re: sliding Sign In

   To add, heres a little trick....take a penny and stick it in between the treads on the tire if you can see the top of Lincoln's head its time to replace the tires.....btw, the face on the penny has to be upside down.






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