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Rear Suspension The tires on my 98 Volkswagen passat wear extremely fast and unevenly in the rear. I took it in to the dealer and they said something had been tweaked that needed to be replaced. Is it the cross member??? What parts might need to be replaced

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Hi give me some details on how each tyre is wearing example inside wear on the drivers side rear wearing in the middle but in patchs ect and have you had a accident or hit a kerb gone down a pot hole ect as these are not adjustable yates210456

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