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What cause early tire wear

My back tires wear out really quick I just had the entire rear end replaced a year ago had the wheels lined up and the bearings checked, but a set of tires will only last a few months on the rear of the car. The dealer said that nothing is wrong it is just me putting too many km on the ca, the tires only last 10,000 km.

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  • curtiswhite2 Mar 07, 2009

    its a wagon with shocks in the rear and it wears from the centre out and the psi is what is says on the door and it starts on the right side then the left will wear out. The cheap tires last as long as the expensive ones do i've tried both.

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Cheap tires wear fast, make sure you keep the proper psi

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  • josh1111 Mar 07, 2009

    your saying the tire wears from the center out?

  • josh1111 Mar 07, 2009

    something i came across



    17 October 03
    Robert Lane



    Ford Motor Company told dealers that they may need to replace the rear upper control arms on Ford Focus models. The models include: 2000 through 2004 Focus Sedan, Wagon, ZX3 and ZX5 series.

    According to Ford, consumers have been experiencing more than normal wear to the inside of the rear tire(s). Should owners experience such a condition, then they should bring their vehicle in to a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership for a possible adjustment. Ford will check the rear camber and, if possible, make an adjustment. If an adjustment to the vehicle's rear camber is necessary beyond the negative end of specification, then the dealership will need to source replacement rear upper control arm(s)."

    The Ford Motor Company parts service kit required for this replacement is 3S4Z-1A154-AA. Ford will perform the replacement of parts under provisions of the bumper to bumper warranty under TSB T31305.

    This is considered a "silent recall" where upon Ford may NOT notify owners of this condition. Owners should contact Pat Hoye (313) 248-8336 at Ford World Headquarters or click here for a Ford executive assigned to your area.

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Usually wear in the center of a a tyre is caused by over inflation. Try reducing the pressure by a few PSI ... no more than 5, then monitor the tyre ear.
Manufactures yre pressures are generalised, so the recommended setting may not be correct of your cae

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The Focus' have a bad problem with rear camber. Is it wearing on the inside or the outside of the tire? Not sure if there is a way to fix this as the struts in the rear are not set up for camber adjustments. Make sure you rotate tires every oil change as this will help them last longer. If they are feathering really badly, you have a toe in/out problem which an alignment should help this. Check online for any after market alignment kits for the real as some people like to lower these cars, and there is bound to be a kit for them somewhere.

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    Eldric Venne Mar 07, 2009

    Does the wagon have a solid rear axle? If so they make a shim kit to adjust the rear wheels so they will wear properly. Take it to a reputable shop that isn't the dealer and have them put it on their alignment machine and show you what is going on. This will give you and I a better idea of the tire wear cause.

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