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Username Post: rear tire wear        (Topic#344416)
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Reg: 09-27-16
04-30-17 04:03 PM - Post#2689038    

I have an 08 impala that has premature tire ware on the inside of both rear tires. I have been told that this is because of bad track bars and that there is a kit to repair this. Has anyone had this problem?


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Loc: Cumberland, MD
Reg: 06-19-17
06-19-17 05:31 PM - Post#2696634    
    In response to mechanic1

I think there was a class action lawsuit against GM for some of the rear tire wear. My '09 was wearing tires in the back, the dealer did a 4 wheel alignment and it is better now, still does it somewhat.

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Reg: 10-01-13
10-03-17 02:37 AM - Post#2709597    
    In response to mechanic1

Maybe the camber is set too far negative causing the inner tire wear.

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Reg: 11-17-17
01-21-18 10:25 PM - Post#2721712    
    In response to mechanic1

I use to have this problem before, yet this might be more complicated so you should give it a second look:
1. If your vehicle drives loose or very hard to go at the right direction.
2. If you can control just fine, check if your car has vibration in the steering wheel (this is where i have problem)
3. Check if you have noises from under the front end.

All you want to do to resolve bump steer on a coil-sprung vehicle is make the amount of DROP the same amount on both bars. If the drag link drops 5″ from right to left, the track bar should drop 5” from the same direction. Remember to measure from the pavement up to the pivot point of each.
After that, subtract the lower measurement from the UPPER measurement for both of the bars. Lastly, you can adjust the track bar as parallel with the pavement than the drag link as possible. And you are done


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