Tires not all the same on my car

Tiny
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I have a 2001 Honda Civic LX. I just noticed that 3 of my tires are size P185/70R14 and the other tire is a P185/65R14 size. What are the negative ramifications of leaving this as is? Is there anything I can do to the company that installed these tires since it has been about 20,000 miles since they were installed? Any advice?
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Monday, August 20th, 2007 AT 3:11 PM

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Tiny
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The p 185/65R14 is a little widder than the P185/70R14. The odd tire should be on the back of the vehicle. Keeping the matched tires on the front. You have put 20,000 miles on the car, have you noticed anything different.
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Monday, August 20th, 2007 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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I have not noticed anything while driving. I get tire rotations every 5,000 miles, so I assume the wrong tire has been in the front before. Right now, it is in the rear. I just had front brakes installed, and the pads were wearing unevenly inside vs. Out, and right vs. Left tire. I also had to replace the control arm kit. I don't know if these are symptoms of having one wrong tire on my vehicle. Thanks for your help!
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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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There is going to be some uneven wear of the brakes. With the inside wearing more than the outside, the reason for this is the calliper pushes the inside one in first against the rotor. Was there that much of a diference between the right and left? I doubt that the odd size tire hasd anything to do with the brake wear. With the 20,000 or so miles that you have put on the tires I don't for see where you have mentioned any problems other than normal wear. If you have any questions let us know we are here to help.
Mike
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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 4:26 PM

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