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Old 07-24-2011, 09:32 AM
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My wife has a 2001 Saturn SC2. For some reason the rear tires got bald real fast, I mean amatter of 6 months. The tires were brand new and now they are down to the steel belts. Its a front wheel drive car, has rear hubs and brake shoes. Anyone know what it could be from?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:35 AM
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thats real strange...how many miles are on it...my moms 94 SL2 has 157K and hasnt showed signs of this...ill have to keep my eye on it
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:45 AM
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There a lot of weight back there? Is someone switching her tires in the middle of the night?! I wish I could help but I can't I hope you get some answers!
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:52 AM
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It has close to 160k on it. There isnt alot of weight in the rear. I'm a bit miffed by this, I've never seen this on rear tires before. The one tire was bald, I thought it was rotated from the front because it just had ball joints, hubs and all that junk put on. The other side seemed ok when I looked at it a few weeks ago and now it looks like a friggin slick!
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:53 AM
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is she carrying alot of weight? what type of tires did you get??? it could just possibly be a bad set of tires unless they have always done this.
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is the whole tire wearing fast or just one section? are they good tires on there


edit...colin beat me to it
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:57 AM
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Did she curb it?
Does it go straight down the road?
Is the Ebrake releasing?
Are the brakes releasing?
Pull the wheels.
If it's not the brakes, take it to an alignment shop - the cost of having it checked could be saved in the cost of tires.
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oh its a Saturn get a new car...problem solved!
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oh its a Saturn get a new car...problem solved!
dont knock the saturn! lol we love ours...best car my family has owned...had it since it was brand new
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:01 AM
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:02 AM
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Oh I wasn't really knocking Saturn...I am just beyond tired, have no clue how to help Clinton so I figured I wonder say just get a new car lol....I will get sleep in about 3 months! YAY!
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saturns are a great lil car with great gas mileage and htey are AMERICAN!
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:03 AM
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Oh I wasn't really knocking Saturn...I am just beyond tired, have no clue how to help Clinton so I figured I wonder say just get a new car lol....I will get sleep in about 3 months! YAY!
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saturns are a great lil car with great gas mileage and htey are AMERICAN!
and they are pretty peppy if you get the twin cam motor
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:04 AM
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Were American...Saturn is no longer a company...
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:05 AM
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Did she curb it?
Does it go straight down the road?
Is the Ebrake releasing?
Are the brakes releasing?
Pull the wheels.
If it's not the brakes, take it to an alignment shop - the cost of having it checked could be saved in the cost of tires.
The brakes release, ebrake seems good and it is goes straight


Its never been curbed, this started right after all that work was done. She isnt even sure if it was aligned, family friend mechanic ya know?! But if it needed an alignment, wouldnt the fronts be messed up?

Now unless my wifes is taking corners and pulling the ebrake like the Dukes of Hazzard, I have no friggin clue!

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Its paid for so thats all that matters!
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