1998 Ford Escourt - Auto Trans
4 cylinder, DOHC
I had 4 new tires put on my Escourt 15,000 miles ago. They also replaced the tie rods. There was no front end alignment performed as I was informed it wasn't necessary. This week I had the car in again and had the front brakes and rotors replaced. This is the first break job I have done and have never had a front end alignment done. I was informed the front tires were wore out and should be replaced. Both tires have the same wear pattern (worn more from the inside to the outside of the tire). From the time I had the tires replaced until the time I had the brakes redone this week the car never pulled or had any vibration in the steering to indicate an alignment problem. Could the tire wear be caused by the tie rods being inproperly installed and should a front end alignment have been done?
Please have car aligned when ever front end work is done on vehicle. Especially when outer tie rod is involved.
May, 24, 2007 AT 11:20 AM
1998 Ford Escort
Auto Trans, DOHC
If new tie rods were installed improperly what would be the effect on the front tires? No alignment was performed and the front tires are worn out after 15,000 miles. What exactly do the front tie rods do?