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Grinding noise front end when slowing down result in cupping tires , dealer replaced tires 4 time an gave it a alinement 4 X car has 20,000 mile every 2,000 starts again

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  • mdodas Aug 01, 2008

    no everything is stock from factory

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Do you have aftermarket rims? If the rims rub against an outer tie rod, it will destroy tires. Any kind of suspension modification can cause this also.

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  • Chris Guyette Aug 01, 2008

    I'd be looking at wheel bearings. If they're no good....proper alignment angles can't be kept, hence the tire wear.



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