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The garage told me that I should have my 4-wheel drive checked because something in my 4-wheel drive is causing my tires to wear funny....never heard that before...could something in my 4-wheel drive cause something like that....

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No there could be a front end problem tie rod ball joints wheel bearings or something never seen 4 wheel drive wear tire it is just an axle you would no if it is bad you would hear it

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