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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Question: 2004 Mercedes-benz slk320 excessive wear on front tires

 

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harley1582, Gasoline, Oklahoma City, OK, December 13, 2008, 12:16
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Have not noticed any problems with the driving, this will be the 5th set of tires for front this yr. The tires are wearing even with slight feathering.

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    hemicuda December 15, 2008, 10:53
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    http://repairpal.com/car_types
    Go to the Repairpal estimator and under the common problems section it talks about excessive tire wear.

    Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the lower control arm bushings cracking and causing excessive movement at the control arm pivot point. Ball joints can also wear out prematurely, causing similar tire wear symptoms.

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    brandonrichards1 from Richards Car Care, January 20, 2011, 12:34
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    The first thing I would do is to have the front end inspected and the alignment checked on the vehicle.

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