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Old 11-28-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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tires wearing on the in side

On my 1997 ford contour gl,the front tires are wearing on the inside,i know
i need a front end alignment,but could it be anything esle?

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Old 11-28-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: tires wearing on the in side

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 21:22:25 -0500, "leo3" <gama3@intermessage.com>
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>On my 1997 ford contour gl,the front tires are wearing on the inside,i know
>i need a front end alignment,but could it be anything esle?


Well, someone COULD have gotten to them with a belt sander. But most
likely it's just the alignment. Make sure there are no worn parts, or
you can't align it accurately.
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Old 11-28-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: tires wearing on the in side

"leo3" <gama3@intermessage.com> wrote:

> On my 1997 ford contour gl,the front tires are wearing on the inside,i
> know i need a front end alignment,but could it be anything esle?
>
>


In my opinion; if they are wearing evenly though escessively, alignment.

If unevenly, 1 , 2, or 3 low spots, around the circumference, I've found
that to be the tires, themselves

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Old 11-28-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: tires wearing on the in side


"leo3" <gama3@intermessage.com> wrote in message
news:d4b0bfbbd2456be9954305a3546c55b5@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> On my 1997 ford contour gl,the front tires are wearing on the inside,i
> know
> i need a front end alignment,but could it be anything esle?


1 - Incorrect toe in (most likely problem - alignment should fix, might be
due to worn components, see 4)
2 - Incorrect camber (less likely - alignment should fix)
3 - Tires underinflated (make sure you are inflating them properly per
vehicle manufacturer's specs, assuming you are using OE size and type)
4 - Worn suspension parts (ball joints, tie road ends - alignment should
catch this)
5 - Weak front springs (not likely, but alignment should catch this problem)
6- Driving on highly crowned roads most of the time (not likely)

Ed




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Old 11-28-2005, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: tires wearing on the in side

Actually, the Contour/Mystique has a long history of broken springs. Though
I'm unsure of the time/mileage constraints, the customer satisfaction
warranty extension is insane by most standards.

"C. E. White" <cewhite@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> "leo3" <gama3@intermessage.com> wrote in message
> news:d4b0bfbbd2456be9954305a3546c55b5@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> > On my 1997 ford contour gl,the front tires are wearing on the inside,i
> > know
> > i need a front end alignment,but could it be anything esle?

>
> 1 - Incorrect toe in (most likely problem - alignment should fix, might be
> due to worn components, see 4)
> 2 - Incorrect camber (less likely - alignment should fix)
> 3 - Tires underinflated (make sure you are inflating them properly per
> vehicle manufacturer's specs, assuming you are using OE size and type)
> 4 - Worn suspension parts (ball joints, tie road ends - alignment should
> catch this)
> 5 - Weak front springs (not likely, but alignment should catch this

problem)
> 6- Driving on highly crowned roads most of the time (not likely)
>
> Ed
>
>
>
>



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Old 11-29-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: tires wearing on the in side

On Tue, 29 Nov 2005 05:07:49 GMT, "Jim Warman"
<mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:

>Actually, the Contour/Mystique has a long history of broken springs. Though
>I'm unsure of the time/mileage constraints, the customer satisfaction
>warranty extension is insane by most standards.

Let's be accurate here Jim. FORD has had a long history of broken
springs - PERIOD.
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