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Why would right rear tire wears unevenly,& a slight shimmy.

My car , 1996 merc. sable, has 162.800 miles on it, & Idon't know if shocks or anything more than brakes have ever been replaced.

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It could be an out of balance tire
or it could be a bent wheel.
Rub your hand over the surface of the tire. If it's been out of balance, it will feel out of round and choppy.
When the tire is changed the installer can check the wheel to make sure it's not bent.
If it's been bouncing for a while it can wear out the shock prematurely as well
Start with the tire balance...it may need a new tire to solve the noise and vibrations.

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Take in and have rear ailgnment checked

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