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I have a 1999 Gmc Yukon that I can not get aligned. I am having some serous front tire problems. I was told by Sears, (who tried to align it) that it may have a bent frame. I did get a carfax that stated no major repairs had been done. I have changed both idler arms nothing changed. I also had my ball joints cheaked. They are good. What could be the problem? I cant afford to keep buying tires. Please help! Thanks

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  • jcrawf1 Jun 19, 2009

    thanks but that is not the problem!

  • jcrawf1 Jun 19, 2009

    What can I do to fix this?

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These vehicles use a conventional power steering gear with a recirculating ball system. any major damage that may have occurred during the life of this vehicle, will affect the alignment procedure. i tend to agree with the Sears tech on this one.

With this type of steering setup, you will have some microscopic play, due to the conventional design. if this frame is bent in any way, it will cause abnormal ware.

I understand that the Carfax did not state any damage but, this frame damage could have gone un reported in this case. the Car fax system is very good but, it can only report what was actually submitted through public records.

If the frame was not reset correctly, this will continue to occur and, the life of any tire you will install, will experience abnormal ware unfortunately.


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My 2 cents

http://www.apollotyres.com/tyre-care/downloads/passenger-car-tyre-care-handbook.pdf

Unbalanced Tyres Unbalanced tyres can lead to problems with not only a vehicle's suspension system and tyres, but also to the driver as the constant vibration can lead to fatigue. If you feel any vibration while driving, have your tyre balance checked out as soon as you can.


Check out your suspension, especially the shocks. If these are worn out, that will cause premature wear on the tyres.

suspension is the key ...

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