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Old 10-23-2021, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Front inner tires worn out ??

What my have caused both tires are shot and need to be replaced from what is causing this to happen .?? Had the CV joints replaced at the tune of almost 1000 $ I know they don't just bolt in but seemed lika lot bread for todo.?? Everything pretty good for awhile then it seemed hard keep straight on the freeway Iive in San Diego so traffic is heavy so need it to not be a struggle to keep on my lane.? Then noticed the tires wearing really bad that they will need replaced . So what to look for or what my cause this.?? Want to know more before taking it to a shop so I don't get burned or told it needs more than work than nessesary .
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Take it in for an alignment. They should have done that after replacing the CV's... IMPO.

Also, watch your tire pressures. Got a decent gauge? All that matters is that you use the same tool, consistently and try to keep the pressures even.



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Welcome to the site. Yep, they should have aligned after. You have to take the steering knuckle off the ball joint so it will affect the alignment.
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It was supposidly done could the camber shims have fell out.??
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It was supposidly done could the camber shims have fell out.??
Anything is possible. You would likely hear a noise if the upper control arm bolts were loose enough to allow that to happen. How long ago was this work done? If you’re not confident with the ability or trustworthiness of the last shop you used, find a new place and have the alignment done. If something is messed up the shop should tell you exactly what’s messed up to prevent it from being aligned properly.
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Why would anyone bother to do an alignment due to replacing CVs? You don't even have to loose ball joints or anything else. I've always just unbolted them and pulled them out. I've never touched anything in the suspension. Yes, CVs are basically an unbolt and pull it out part. $1000 sounds really steep. Probably $60 or less in parts on RockAuto for both. They are 6 bolt on the diff side and a clip in the hub then pull them out of the hub. It's tight but can be done without further disassembly. Sometimes the top ball joint is taken loose to flop the hub out for more room.



You likely have some bad camber going on. I've seen it from collapsed or sagging suspension in the front. Some vehicles, like my car, it's just how they are built and are still within spec in every way.



If I were you I would check ball joints (lowers more likely to have play) and if those are fine get an alignment. If the ball joints are toast, replace them then get it aligned.
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