tyre wear

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  1. robnchris

    robnchris Funster

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    We noticed our passenger side front wheel is wearing at the outside edge, drivers side ok. this is after about 8000 miles.
    Went to a tyre depot and they said ahhh seen that before apparently is common on Mercedes motorhomes...
    I replied it`s just a sprinter van with a conversion are you saying that all sprinter vans suffer from this, no answer was the reply.

    Can anyone shed any light on this dilema.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Could be tracking out ...

    Does it pull to the left , have you ever kerbed it ?
     
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    Did you not ask them to check tracking / steering geometry wheel balance ? Something is a-miss. Get it checked unless you can afford new tyres :Eeek::Rofl1::thumb: No use saying they all do it because they don't :thumb: or at least they are not meant to
    terry
     
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    lindyloot Funster Life Member

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    If its wearing on one edge its castor / camber kpi (king in inclination these days Ball joint)
    if the tracking was out it would show on both front tyres
     
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    My thoughts are very much down the same road, i`m thinking the lower ball joint is on it`s way out, having a major service next Friday will get them to check the ball joints.
     
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    this is really simple.....top or bottom ball joint or Track rod end
     
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