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Old 03-21-2011, 09:46 PM
zekew64 zekew64 is offline
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Default Re: HELP!!! What would cause inner tire edge wear?

Originally Posted by spudkilla224 View Post
I have a 94 Ford Ranger, and my tires are wearing on the inside edge, when I drive it pulls to the left, and when i start applying the breaks the truck's front end vibrates. Would Ball Joints be the culprit?

I was ran off the road this last winter and I got pushed over a 2' snow drift, and hit the curb at 35-40mph. Would that cause the truck to just get out of alignment.

Sounds to me like you have bad rotors (when you start braking, that is). If your rotors are warped, they'll cause shaking/vibrating.

However, my question is, does your truck vibrate around curves or through turns? If so, it could be a lower balljoint. As for your tires wearing on the inside edge, definitely sounds like bad lower balljoints, as the camber angle on your truck is bad (don't feel bad, mine's like that as well; hopefully, when I get her in to be aligned, they'll fix/replace everything that's worn).

As for cost, that depends on the shop. However, I've noticed that most shops, because people are keeping older cars/trucks longer, are now starting to do jobs they wouldn't normally do. I would say that if your parts are good, anywhere from $30 to $80 would be normal for an alignment (but, as a word of caution, get price quotes before letting any shop do the work).
Billie, my "sparkly" blue 1992 Ranger
SPECS: 2.3 I4; Rebuilt motor at 194,263 miles; straightened driveshaft when engine was rebuilt

FIRST MODS: 2" suspension lift and rear disc brake conversion

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