I'll surely give this one a shot !
Last year I paid for an alignment on the car and after couple of months after, I changed the tierod end on the passenger side. After measuring the lengh of the new and old part, the new part was little longer ! So I still count the turn and guess the rest. After one full summer of riding. Suprise! Tire wear, bad tirewear. On that tire.
I've changed the wheel bearing couple of years ago, they are tight. Inner tierod seems tight too but never changed though.
Pretty sure the tierod was screwed too much creating a toe out on that wheel only.
I unscrewed that tierod yesterday too much(it was dark outside), creating a toe in which I realize right away after driving it 500 feet or so, it was dangerously steering left and right. So I jack it up again and screw it back 3 turns, now it's way better but not okay yet. Today I took a look, putted driver side wheel straight and I can see that the passenger side wheel is slighly inward again.(Toe in). I will screw that tierod one more turn and see what happen. Than will measure like you describe to see if I get a 0.25 inch. To confirm thing.
Thanks again mate and will tell how things goes!
Monday, December 14th, 2009 AT 4:03 PM