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Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 30 Jul 2016, 12:10

I am looking for reasons why this is happening on just 1 tyre

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This is only happening on the drivers side?
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby weegaz22 » 30 Jul 2016, 23:11

Are you a fatty? :mrgreen:
just kidding, could be excess play in things like the driver side top balljoints
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 31 Jul 2016, 21:43

Is there a way to confirm what you have suggested?

And no I am not a fatty! :shock:
Balding and forgetful? Definitely :(
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby gary1998 » 31 Jul 2016, 23:58

get tracking done
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 01 Aug 2016, 07:21

have had the tracking checked a few times in the past couple of years, with little or no adjustment needed.
Seem to recall this problem early on after purchasing her. New tyre fitted, tracking checked..... Assumed the problem was fixed but it keeps coming back!
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby marlinowner » 01 Aug 2016, 07:38

Camber is wrong, as above could be due to wear in bushes, or eg hitting a pothole. May make the van pull slightly to one side as well.
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 01 Aug 2016, 11:17

Did have the camber adjusted some time back. Maybe over corrected it?
Please refresh me with correct setting.
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby marlinowner » 01 Aug 2016, 11:25

According to Haynes the camber should be 0 deg + or - 0.5 deg
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 01 Aug 2016, 20:15

Thanks for the tips :ok
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 10 Aug 2016, 18:39

Just done a quick assessment using a spirit level on the front wheels and it seems they are complete opposites.
One positive and one negative camber.
Judging by the tyre wear,the passenger side seems ok, so I would like to alter the drivers side to match.
Is it a job worth having a go at?
If so could someone provide a few pointers. I know which bolt adjusts it but once loosened where do I go from there?
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby bigherb » 11 Aug 2016, 08:13

First make sure the top and bottom bushes are not worn out.
Then it is best to check the basic central setting you never know who has been buggering about with it.
The flats on the eccentric washers and spindle should be vertical and face to the centre of the vehicle with the lobe to the bottom. More often this will give the correct camber setting (standard height suspension).
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I mark the spindle with a dab of paint opposite the flat so I know where the central position is. Then you just turn the spindle either way to adjust.
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 13 Aug 2016, 22:01

Thanks for that.
To check the basic setting is correct, I would have to remove the spindle.
Is it under any tension?
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby shrig1969 » 13 Aug 2016, 22:04

Silly question but this would be checked with the wheel off?
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby kevtherev » 08 Jul 2018, 11:27

Can any one answer that?
Is the camber checked and adjusted wheel on or wheel off?
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Re: Uneven tyre wear

Postby bigherb » 08 Jul 2018, 12:13

kevtherev wrote:Can any one answer that?
Is the camber checked and adjusted wheel on or wheel off?

Wheel on, with vehicle on the ground and suspension settled.
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