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Rear wheel alignment

Drivers side rear wheel is pointing more inwards than passenger side

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That's a problem called "toe in" and to properly have it corrected, it needs to go to an alignment shop. You would be able to adjust it (it's adjusted by loosening and resetting certain bolts) but without the alignment rack you won't get it set correctly and could make your car's handling dangerous.

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What does it mean when your front wheels are not parallel? Driver side points straight forward and the front left points a little to the right.


It means that your front end is out of alignment. The front wheels should be adjusted so that both point slightly inwards at the front of the car when the steering wheel is straight. This is referred to as "toe-in." The reason why cars and trucks are aligned with toe-in is because the wheels go to a straight position when traveling on a highway due to the road resistance pushing the tires back. What you have is a "toe-out" condition which will cause the tires to wear faster at the side adjacent to the back of the wheels. Have your car aligned to avoid such uneven wear.

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My front passenger side wheel is pointed inward (like I was making a left turn) the driver side is pointed straight.


You most likely broke a tie rod. You should see two points where your ball joints fit in. Probably still attached. You will need a ball joint removal kit, new tie rods, sweat and tears to get the old ones off but very doable.

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My car was wrecked and now my front passenger tire is bent inwards


It appears your car may have a damaged or out of alignment tie-rod.

You will need to have your alignment checked and adjusted at a wheel and Tire center or mechanical workshop that conducts wheel alignments, this isn't a very costly job, my last alignment costs was around 56 dollars (they are performed when you buy a new set of tires USUALLY), but your experience may vary depending on if the rod is damaged and needs to be replaced.

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The rear driver side wheel is leaning inwards how do i fix it.


You did not indicate which Model vehicle this is. In general, a car with front-wheel drive has rear wheels which are Independent of each other. This means there is no solid axle going from one side of the car to the other.

The Independent rear wheel is mounted to a strut. The strut assembly is adjustable and gets an Alignment just like the front-end parts do. It must be put on an Alignment machine. Another area which can tilt a rear wheel is a severely worn spindle or wheel bearing.

This would mean the rear strut may be properly in place, but the spindle and bearing inside the rear brake drum or rotor has too much play and is allowing the wheel to tilt. You would hear a loud grinding noise if the bearing is bad.

I do not want you to ignore getting your car checked, but a complete answer includes vehicles which have the rear wheel construction built to allow for the rear wheels to flex in and out depending on terrain and load. These would be the cars where if you jacked them up, the rear wheels would not come down straight. It takes a few miles before the parts level out.

You should take the weight off the one wheel and see if there is play anywhere. The struts can be shimmed and the shims may have fallen out. You may have a rusted strut tower. Once you assure yourself the car is safe to drive for Alignment, thats the next step.

Thanks for using Fixya. I hope my solution is very helpful to you.

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Does it matter what wheel you bleed first on a kia sedona 2002. I have told by a friend to bleed the passenger rear 1st the driver rear then passenger front then driver front is that right.


When bleeding brakes always start at the furthest point from the master cylinder. So start at the passenger's rear and then the next furthest point, the driver's rear, then passenger front and last driver's front. Hope this helps.

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What could be the problem if rear driver wheel is leaning out like it is bent? I ran up on a curb and now my driver rear wheel is leaning out some and my front wheel feels like I need an alignment or I...


The best thing to do is to take it to a local Frame and Alignment Shop and have them put the vehicle on a Frame Machine and take measurements to determine what is exactly bent before throwing money on parts you might not need.

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