Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
MN Angler

tire wear

Recommended Posts

I have a Ford Explorer and my front tires are wearing more on the inside tread. Does anyone know what the cause of this may be. I have had a couple people bring up bad ball joints or tie rods. Are these options?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More likely lower ball joints if the tread is only worn out on the inside. Its not uncommon for the lower ball joints to be sloppy/worn out.

Extreme toe out can case a similar wear but the tread will be "feathered". Its hard to explain with words.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree most likely ball joints loose. Either way you will need to get the parts checked for looseness then get it aligned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe I do have feathered tread, i just did a break job today and found a problem with a part of my suspension. I am missing a part of what I believe is called the stabilizer link asembly on one side of the front end, is this also called the stabilizer bar link. Anyways one of mine is broke on the passenger front side. Would this cause the feathered wear? Anyways thanks guys for the help, appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The broken link in a long term situation might cause some wear, but I would gather to guess lack of rotation would be more of a factor if everything is tight up front and the tires are feathering.

How often do you rotate the tires?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The link would not cause that type of wear.

If you place a jack under the lower control arm and jack the vehicle up until the tire is a couple of inches of the ground you will be able to check the ball joints. For the lower place a pry bar under the wheel and lift up on the handle. If its loose you'll feel it. For the upper push in and pull out on the top of the tire while the jack is still under the lower control arm. If the top is loose typically you will feel it while pushing in. If you checked them any other way other than a jack directly under the control arm you will likely not feel any play even if they are really bad!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
The link would not cause that type of wear.

That is what I think also. Funny though, you can get all kinds of answers from front end guys grin More so when they want you to sell a certain part whistle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an explorer with the same problem. Link was broken. Mechanic didn't catch it even though I knew someithing in the front end was amiss. When it was fixed I had just rotated the tires and mehcanic told me they had to rotate them back because the tires were badly chopped because of the broken link. I was told it might take a while for the tires to even out. Well I just had my tires rotated again and the tire noise is horrible when I speed up and slow down. The choppy tires have not evened out. The tires are about 2 years old and if the noise doesn't get quieter I might have to either rotate them back or buy new tires.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • dog is good too, did not know it then, but when I was over seas and had some and found out later.. it was the last tome ...  would not say try it cause they are my friends....
    • I'm sure it's tasty, but I have never tried dog either. Calm down people, I am just kidding around.   We used to keep landscaping supplies out on a farm in Rosemount back in the day, and blast away at them when they emerged from the barn. Sticking with the Clint theme.............. Farm cats gotta eat, same as worms.   Being a member of the dove family, I am sure the meat is simular.  
    • Remember, he liked the neighbors food after he tried it. 😋
    • I fished most of the lake in scout mode today.  Found walleyes early on midlake humps and bars in 18-24 fow.  Got a couple to go on jigging raps but then they shut off.  Spent the rest of the day trying to pin down a panfish pattern.  Found good numbers of sunfish in shallow cabbage beds(6-9 fow).  None were huge but good numbers of 8-8 1/2" gills.  A few crappies are mixed in with them and some are suspending off the break.  There are also good numbers of sunfish in or just outside the reeds.   Most of the sunfish ran smaller though although there were some keepers there too.  Pike and bass I did not target but saw others do so successfully.   Plenty of bass in the reeds and spinnerbaits seemed to be what most were using.   Troll over the weeds and you will be rewarded with pike.
    • I got primary on the Crow-Hassen with a rank of #21. New experience for me as well, with MBRB, been a member for a few years just could never get a hunt.   DanBo - That was one I had on my list as I have a buddy that lives just a few blocks up from there.
    • try them before you knock them....
    • we've only  used the adapter so far at the campsites, as I've only seen the standard plug in's at the boxes; and only running some lights and AC at the most at one time, no fridge to run
    • That is crazy nice Hoey.  😎   But for $3,400 I'll just keep my dirt flakes on the floor and may be pick up another used sled or wheeler! 😋
    • Yes, its a 110v motor. I would've preferred 12v also but not a big deal since all my 110v outlets can be fed from an inverter so they are powered whether the generator is running or not. I think what you mentioned with the single shaft between them will be the ticket. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
×