Recently I discovered the tires on both sides in the front were worn down to the steel poking through on the inside part of the wheel well. Things is we just replaced ball joints, wheel bearings and tie rod ends and the wheels were aligned at that time. This happened after all of this was done what could the problem be?
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Re: Tires worn on the inside only
This is caused by a camber problem, camber is the tilt of the tire in and out, this can be caused by worn lower control arms, have them checked by a front end shop, they will in most cases do a visual check of the front end and give u an estimate for free, I know tire shops do this.
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could be ball joint but I suspect that the problem is wheel alignment from a failing wheel bearing
inside tyre wear indicates toe out problem, wheel with negative camber or a steel belt moving problem under the tread
best take it to an accredited front end specialist shop for a proper diagnosis and quote
First check the lug nuts, make sure there is no loose wheel in vehicle.
If the wheels are secure, then look for a deformed tire. Sometimes a steel belt inside the tire will delaminate from the rubber and cause a lump or bulge in the tire. It will nolonger be round.
There is no repair, just replace.
If it were my car I would have taken it right back to the Dealership as soon as I discovered the problem. You paid for a service and they claimed to have provided that service. As a representative to Nissan they should have done the right thing by you, the customer. If you have not contacted them, do so. If you have a reciept for services rendered so should they in their service records. They should even be able to tell which of their techs worked on your car. The bottom line is you can't put an allignment on worn out parts and until they touched your car it didn't wear out tires. You have the right to be angry and you shouldn't have to worry about if you can switch your tires to the back. To answer your question, yes you can switch if they aren't too badly worn. But switching will only wear out the other two tires and putting sloped tires in the back can put undo stress on your rear wheel bearings and other components. Good Luck
check your tires for cupping by looking for chopped or small flat spots ,steel belt wire sticking out, and rubbing your open hand along the tread.these vehicle are bad about wearing out the tie rod and pitman arms.also if your shocks are over 2 years they may be weak and need replaced.wish you the best.
this is a wheel camber (in and out tilt of wheel and tire) problem, u may have to have a Camber adjustment kit put in, most new cars have no adjustment provided for this. the bottom line here is you need to see a really good front end shop to get this taken care of, also the tires will continue to wear this way even if problem is corrected, so may want to replace them or rotate them.
Your toe in part of your alignment is out it is toed in alittle to much if both tires are worn on the outside the toe in being out like that means the front stance of the front tires is narrower by more than it should be than the rear stance of the front tires it shouldn't be more than a 1/16 of an inch narrower anymore than that is to much.