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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Question: We have Michelin Tires and that are wearing on the right side just in the middle

 

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jerrys48, Potwin, KS, December 27, 2012, 09:10
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We rotate the tires every 6,000 miles and the tire pressure is checked and tires are balanced. The problem is that it is wearing only on the right side. The left side is wearing normally.
We were told that the left side is the pulling side is why it is wearing that way.. I don't believe it, so just what is causing that problem. The first set of tires didn't wear that way, so what gives?

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto December 27, 2012, 10:35
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    Sounds like the wheel alignment is out of spec. Get recomendation of a good wheel alignment shop and have it checked is my suggestion.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 27, 2012, 12:29
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    ALIGNMENT OR TIRES ARE OVER INFLATED

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    your.mechanic December 27, 2012, 13:59
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    Tire wear in the center = overinflated, NOT alignment

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    milesauto, December 27, 2012, 14:22
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    They posted that the air pressures had been checked and reguarly rotated. Assuming they are using the correct air pressure spec. the next thing in my mind is checking wheel alignment. Thats where I opinion still stands.

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    your.mechanic, December 27, 2012, 14:38
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    Okay Miles, school me...HOW can alignment wear out only the CENTER of the tire? Too much caster? wrong toe? or offset Steering Axis Inclination? or fill in YOUR blank? or...you fill in your BANK by selling an unneeded wheel alignment?
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    Just because someone says that the pressure is checked does not MEAN they are actually checked! Not all auto repair shop workers take the time to check it, or have an accurate gauge, or even know what the specs are supposed to be! FACT: wear in the center of the tire = OVERINFLATED, NOT ALIGNMENT! ...... OPINION: "Assuming they are using the correct air pressure spec. the next thing in my mind is checking wheel alignment. Thats where I opinion still stands."

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    milesauto, December 27, 2012, 14:48
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    As you know we cannot see the tire to actualy see what type of wear pattern that it has. It has been discribed as center wear but it could be scrubbing due to a toe issue or chop due to a worn shock or worn chassis parts. I do not know but.... if they go to a good professional as I suggested... they will figure it out for them. Really tough to diagnose when you cannot see or now all the facts. Who know it could have a seprated tire.

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    your.mechanic, December 27, 2012, 14:51
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    milesauto, December 27, 2012, 15:00
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    Ok they must just over-inflate the right side tires.....sure that must be the problem...no need to ever take it to a professional...A 2004 with lets say 100k+ miles no need to ever check alignment or for worn suspension parts.

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    your.mechanic, December 27, 2012, 15:19
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    You STILL haven't taught me anything! What would an alignment do? and seriously? do you REALLY think that something is LOOSE or WORN in the steering or suspension? You been doing this SINCE 1978!!! A "master auto technician with the L-1" too! Don't tell me you sell your OWN customers an alignment if the MIDDLE OF THE TIRE IS WORN! And you give me some LAME excuse that you did not see the tire it could be anything...well...they specifically said "just the middle of the tire is worn", no shakes, no pulls, no nothing! And you want to sell an alignment! And, HOW would a seperated tire wear out ONLY IN THE MIDDLE???....did you even read my link??? here it is again!http://www.procarcare.com/includes/content/resourcecenter...

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    milesauto, December 27, 2012, 16:02
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    Why would try to teach you ...you already seem to know it all. I have not tried to attack your knowledge. I just gave my honest opinion. A text book approach is not the real world. I gave my opinion and I still think by the little facts that I know is you or I cannot be certain of the problem. A reasonable honest technician that actually can inspect the car can better evaluate what is causing a tire wear issue. HAGD.

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    your.mechanic, December 27, 2012, 16:18
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    I did not attack anyone (both you and global helper had the same answer) I just told the true FACT...but then YOU came up replying with YOUR opinion..."They posted that the air pressures had been checked and reguarly rotated. Assuming they are using the correct air pressure spec. the next thing in my mind is checking wheel alignment. Thats where I opinion still stands." OF COURSE I would go on and ask WHY a wheel alignment is needed! Yet, YOU kept going on and on with YOUR hollow EXCUSES for defending YOUR OPINION.
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    either way, have a Happy New Year!

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    ziptie12, December 27, 2012, 17:34
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    A little green jelly on the tie rods will fix it............Thanks for the entertainment.......never mind.......and the tires are ONLY over-pressure when they rotate them to the RIGHT side of the vehicle , as the person said in their post..."wearing only on the right , left side wearing normal".......jerrys48 doesn't really care.........not yet , anyhow.........HAPPY HOLIDAZE!!!!!!!!!!

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    your.mechanic, December 27, 2012, 17:48
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    what a FOOL! who asked you?

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    ziptie12, December 27, 2012, 18:36
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    jerrys48 still doesn't care.........

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