U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-03-2013, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
2,225 posts, read 4,144,010 times
Reputation: 2310

Advertisements

My wife's right rear tire is making some noise, and has some weird wear. The outside of the tire is worn past the tread, but if you look a little further down and there is quit a bit of tread left. This is the only on the outside of the tire. The suspension doesn't have any bounce, the ride is smooth, and everything handles nice. The shock in the back looks fine, probably could stand replacement but doesn't look bad.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-03-2013, 07:46 AM
 
8,402 posts, read 22,238,999 times
Reputation: 6800
//www.city-data.com/forum/autom...on-please.html
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 07:51 AM
 
2,341 posts, read 10,725,452 times
Reputation: 2040
It's possible that some part of the rear suspension is bent. It wouldn't be the first time a trailing arm was bent, or some bushing was worn or missing.

If it was my car, I'd take it in for a 4-wheel alignment. Without doing that, it's kind of hard to do anything more than guess.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: WA
5,565 posts, read 23,186,641 times
Reputation: 6365
Troubleshooting requires the type of car.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:14 AM
 
17,375 posts, read 21,226,478 times
Reputation: 22691
The type of tread wear that the OP describes is usually indicative of a camber problem.
A 4-wheel alignment is the next step, and if worn or damaged suspension components are part of the problem, a good alignment shop should be able to detect that while doing the alignment.

Of course, I am assuming that this mystery vehicle has IRS.

Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
1,030 posts, read 3,859,610 times
Reputation: 911
Put the car on a jack and give it a wiggle, could be a wheel bearing going, but then again....I think the wheel would just fly off the stub axle if that were the case.

But this is all worthless with the make and model of the car.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
2,225 posts, read 4,144,010 times
Reputation: 2310
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retriever View Post
The type of tread wear that the OP describes is usually indicative of a camber problem.
A 4-wheel alignment is the next step, and if worn or damaged suspension components are part of the problem, a good alignment shop should be able to detect that while doing the alignment.

Of course, I am assuming that this mystery vehicle has IRS.


Sorry, it's a 2002 Dodge Neon which I think is IRS.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
1,030 posts, read 3,859,610 times
Reputation: 911
could be a bent rear beam too if its ever been hit, or a curb or something
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
470 posts, read 1,458,072 times
Reputation: 398
2002 Neon was an indepenadant rear suspension. Like others have said, take it for a 4 wheel alignment.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2013, 12:35 PM
 
33,414 posts, read 30,934,004 times
Reputation: 19951
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retriever View Post
The type of tread wear that the OP describes is usually indicative of a camber problem.
A 4-wheel alignment is the next step, and if worn or damaged suspension components are part of the problem, a good alignment shop should be able to detect that while doing the alignment.

Of course, I am assuming that this mystery vehicle has IRS.

it doesnt have to be IRS to have an issue with camber wear in the rear. a bent axle housing can also cause that problem. in the old days(the 80s in this case) when nascar teams were experimenting with cambered rear ends, they had the same tire wear, on the right rear since that side was the one where the housings were bent to get some camber. you can get a fair amount of negative or positive camber before you start having bearing problems.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top