Re: Ford Taurus Tire Belts Keep Breaking
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 00:53:03 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
>Glenn Hodges opined in news:W6mdne5tXPm2zKLfRVnfirstname.lastname@example.org:
>> I have an odd problem with my '96 Taurus. It keeps breaking front tires.
>> By this I mean, the inner belt of one front tire (don't remember which
>> side) keeps breaking every couple years. I replace the front tires and
>> about 2 years later one of the front tires, still with plenty tread,
>> shakes the car. I take it to the shop, they tell me that one of the
>> tires has a broken belt, then repeat step 1 (buy new front tires) and
>> use them for about 2 years. And with each set, I've used a different
>> brand of tire.
>> Has anyone heard of this? Could there be something wrong with the rim or
>> the front suspension?
>Not unusual... there may be some cause and effect with the taurus, but it's
>ALSO true that tires, ESP lower cost ones, have tendency for this.
>I have had REPEATED belt-breaking problems with name-branded cheap tires..
>such as found at discount stores.
>Suggest near top of line Michelins or Goodyears
Like the other posters have suggested, avoid potholes/curbs (keep the
wife out of the car <grin>) and buy good tires, It is possible that
there is a slight out of round on the rim. but you'd likely feel that
when you're running on the highway. Cheap to replace if it's a
standard steel rim, if you feel that's the problem.
Are you running the tires within spec air pressure wise?
ALSO if your tires have been "repaired" it's possible that the steel
belts have rusted/torn resulting in what you describe.
anyone else have thoughts?