I was replacing the fuel filter when i noticed that i couldnt get my finger between the tire and strut assembly on the rear/driver side. That tire is wearing bad on the inside. Under a closer look, the tire/wheel looks like it has a "lean in" on the top. Is the strut needing to be replaced? Could it be an alignment problem? Any help will help as I am worried it will make contact before to long. Thnx
It can be a bent strut or just an alignment issue.
first if you can put the car on a left or jack stands(on the rear but not on the suspention) you can then loosen the 2 bolts at the bottom of the strut at this point you can move the top of the wheel out. then tighten the bolts lower the car and see if that moved the wheel enough. is it did get an alignment and if not replace the strut.
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Are we talking rear strut assembly with spring there 3 bolts on top in side trunk under carpet befor changing leave tires on unbolt struts raise car up bust lugs lose befor raing car . The reason for tires left on if u unbolt strut and spring decides to pop loose your legs and face are protected tire will save u safty if first
ok jack up the right rear tire look at the inside ot the tire as you slowly rotate the tire also look for any signs that something is rubbing against the tire. if you must remove the tire and check to see if the spring in the strut is broken and rubbing against the tire. I ran into this problem before and the spring in the strut was broke shifted against the tire and caused it to rub the tire causing smoke. let me know we will keep trying to find the cause
The dealer is right.Struts and bushings can have an effect on tires.Struts keep the tires in contact with the road,when the struts wear out,the tires start to bounce,but you may not notice it.I would start by having the struts checked and replace if need be.
There are a couple of things that can cause this. worn parts used for aligning the rear wheels can cause it (they're kinda like tie rods, but don't tie the wheels together) or, the wheel bearings are going out. neither are extremely expensive, but are very important. The wheel bearings are the most likely, as they will allow the tops of the tires to tilt towards the inside. Jack up your car so that the rear wheels are off the ground. Can you make the wheel wobble all directions(even if only a small bit)? If so, then you need to change those rear wheel bearings.