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Old June 2nd, 2007, 08:18 PM
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94 Camber issues

I just purchased a 94 D90 and I drove it some 1200 miles home and I've noticed that the tire wear is far from even. It is exhibiting what I believe is a negative camber situation, i.e. the tops of the wheels are closer to one another making the inside edge of the tire wear faster. If anyone can offer a possible explanation why this is happening and a possible solution I would appreciate it. The driver's side is worse than the passenger's but they are both pretty bad. Looks like I'm going to need a new set of front tires because of this problem and I don't want to put a set on until I fix the problem.

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Old June 3rd, 2007, 12:02 AM
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It is more likely to be toe-out than camber - where the front wheels do not have sufficient toe-in. This condition is usually accompanied with understeer, a tendency to wander from center and the steering wheel not returning to center on its own when moving. Ruined tires but a simple front wheel alignment should fix it.

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Old June 3rd, 2007, 12:15 AM
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Owen,

You named all of the symptoms I'm having. I was headed to Sears in the morning to have an alignment done hopefully that takes care of it.

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Old June 3rd, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Great Sears should not only fix it but give you back a truck that is very well mannered and a joy to drive!
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 02:28 PM
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It's definitely a joy to drive even with the wandering steering. I did find out it can't be aligned because the drop arm is shot and I need to replace that before it can be done. Oh well for a 13 year old rover it's not too bad.

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