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Shaking in rear end of vehicle

I just put tires on the car and have a shaking in rear end of the car.thought maybe lugnuts were loose but were tight when i checked.i noticed that both sides of back tires are leaning out at the bottom side.could it just need an alignment or what?Not sure wat else to look for.please help and thank you..

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Were the tires new or used tires? if used I would check the tires for cupping or uneven wear. if new tires have them rebalanced. If this was helpful please leave good feedback

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This truck has a live rear axle, meaning there is nothing to adjust back there. Have you hit somthing? The wear being on the outside of the tire would indicate that the tire is pointing in to the center of the vehicle. Sight down each of the rear tires to the front tires and see if it appears tif the rear axle is skewed to one side. Possibley bad locating arm busings or somthing bent.

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

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SOURCE: Clicking sound coming from the driver's side rear by the tire

Remove the rear rotors to check the emergency brake pads. The rivets can rust and the pads will slide around. They will click at slow speeds. Drove me crazy for weeks.

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If you've ever used that fix a flat spray foam in your tire it can solidify in a lump causing major speed shakes as you get faster . . . seen it happen a few times if you've used that stuff buy a new tire asap before it ***** anything else up!!

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SOURCE: Clicking sound coming from the driver's side rear by the tire

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