Tyre ware

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michaelx2
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Tyre ware

Postby michaelx2 » Sat Jan 26, 2002 9:27 pm

my xantia 1.9td is wearing front tyres all the time. Ive had the tracking checked many times but I have been told that this may be a suspension proble, Help please ??
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Postby jonnyboy » Tue Jan 29, 2002 4:08 am

What is the nature of the wear,
centre of tread = over-inflation
both outer edges = under-inflation
patchy wear = poss suspension fault
wear on one edge indicates wheel alignment problem, was your car tracked on a flat surface, if not the tracking guages will give inaccurate results? Try a four wheel alignment centre to check camber/castor.
sometimes ball joint / wheel bearing / driveshaft wear can cause uneven tyre wear.
hope this helps in some way.
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