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Old 03-09-2010, 11:46 PM
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Loosing tire tread

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Iím having a problem with my tires loosing tread on the outer half of my front tires. Both tires are losing tread in the same spot but my passenger side is losing more than the other. I understand that has to do with the camber but Iím not sure exactly how to adjust that. Also the steering wheel wobbles right and left at 40 mph. Anyhow this started to happen after a minor accident a few months back when I slid on a wet road and hit someone on the passenger front corner of my bumper bending it in. After I drove off I have had this clacking noise when I turn my steering wheel left to right which seems to be coming from the same side of my accident. Any idea what could be causing my problem with the clacking noise and steering wheel wobble? Also if there is anything that should be replace before getting an alignment?

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:53 PM   #2
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You may want to take it to the dealership and see if they can give you an estimate. It doesn't mean they have to fix it, but might give you an idea where to start.

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Take it to a reputable shop and let them check it. You may ba damaged a steering or suspension conponent. You don't want a damaged part to fail and cause you to roll over.
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check your ball joints!!! This happened to me when i put my 35's on. they were wearing terrible on the outer edges. i could not find out what was happening. so i put my jeep up on the lift picked up each tire from the rim jerked both of them and sure enough all my balljoits are shot like really bad. replaced em now my tires wear evenly.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:43 AM
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Ok cool, I’ll take it to a shop that I go to and let them look over it and see if the ball joints and tie rods are in good shape. Thanks for the input
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