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The left rear tire keeps wearing on the inside of the tire, I changed the rear strut but the wheel still is not alligned ,How can I alligned the wheel to stop the tire from wearing.2001 ford taurus 3.ol

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To start with, did you or anyone else driving the car hit a curb, big pothole, anything like that, if somethings bent it shold be quite visible, like a portion of rust or paint coming off in the rear wheel area.

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TAKE VECHICLE TO WHEEL ALIGNMENT CENTER.SOUND LIKE VECHICLE OUT OF LINE.COULD HAVE BAD WORN REAR WHEEL BEARING.

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