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Old 10-20-2010, 13:18   #1 (permalink)
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i keep having to change my front two wheels every few months as they are both wearing rapidly on the inside edge.i have been told at kwik fit that i need the camber doing and can only have it done at a ford garage as they have the settings.how much would this cost approx?
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Old 10-20-2010, 13:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: approx prices for for escort camber settings?

The wheels would have to be pretty far off to cause the tires to wear that quick. How is the toe-in?
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Old 10-20-2010, 13:54   #3 (permalink)
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Re: approx prices for for escort camber settings?

/.....\ if you can imagine /\ as being the tyres,they would be slanting inwards to wear on the inside edge of the tyre.we had everything else checked recently at a kwik fit garage and they said it was the camber?we've changed the tyres twice now in less than a year.
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Re: approx prices for for escort camber settings?

Didn't think the camber was adjustable on that car . Only time I've had camber out to that extent was due to something bent and needing replaced . As suggested by " Bert " would suspect wheel alignment if nothing bent or badly worn on suspension . The number of times I've had cars come into w/shop for alignment after being done incorrectly by fast fit centres is unbelievable . I've had tyres worn through to the wire / cord with the alignment miles out or / and unbalanced adjustment i.e , taken up on one side . Would suggest getting it checked elsewhere .
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Old 10-20-2010, 14:34   #5 (permalink)
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Re: approx prices for for escort camber settings?

so they cant do the front camber settings on a year 2000 1.6 escort then?i will take it into another garage for another opinion .i took it into one garage and they said they could only do a two wheel alignment,they didn't do four.they did the balancing and the tracking and checked the wishbone and suspension and said they where fine.its a pity if i cant get to the bottom of the problem.the car has been excellent.never failed me engine wise.it only costing me money replacing the tyres.i think i should consider a new car.thankyou for your replies :-)
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Old 10-20-2010, 15:15   #6 (permalink)
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Re: approx prices for for escort camber settings?

Can you see the tires leaning in at the top by quite a bit? They'd have to be in a lot to cause wear that fast. Is there feathering like toe-in? Toe-in causes the fastest tire wear of any alighnment problems. HOW TO READ TIRE WEAR

Also read Causes rof Tire wear here.http://www.aa1car.com/library/tire_wear.htm
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