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If your rear diver side tire is tilted inward at the top what can that mean. on a 2000 Ford Taurus.

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If your car is front wheel drive, this probably means one of three things. 1. Your axle is bent, and you need to have it replaced. This would probably cause a bouncing motion in your car as you are driving. 2. Your suspension parts are bad on that wheel. For this you can take a look without removing any parts from the car. Just look behind the wheel at the spring that is there. Is the spring broken? Your car will probably be sitting very low on that corner if this is the case. If t is not your spring, there should be a shock or strut (just looks like a hydraulic tube either in the middle of the spring, or right next to it. Is this part fully compressed? If so, you will need it replaced ... if not, then you have a different issue. 3. Your tire might not be bolted on as tightly as it should be. Jacking up the car and tightening the lug nuts will fix this problem.
The only other thing I could think it would be (which is very unlikely considering that it is a rear tire) would be tie-rod ends. The way to check this is to jack up the car and push on the tire -- top and bottom, then left and right. If the lug nuts are tight, and the tire moves up and down or left and right, then you probably have bad tie-rod ends and they will need to be replaced. This is VERY unlikely on the rear tires of a car because the tie rods are a part of the steering system. The only car that I have heard of that COULD have this issue would be a Honda Prelude 4WS (it has steering parts on all 4 wheels -- 4ws = 4 wheel steering).
If none of these are the problem, you might have a bent rim, but this is also VERY unlikely, because a rim bent enough to notice visually will usually not hold a tire.

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