1993 PONTIAC SUNBIRD WHEEL TROUBLE

  • Tiny
  • montreal mike
  • 1993 Pontiac Sunbird

Hello my rear passenger side wheel is tilted like this " \ ".
and is wearing my tire tread uneven. I thought it was the shock, so I changed it. But to no change. Any one know how or what might be the cause of this tire slant?

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 AT 8:24 PM

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Considering it's age, Is there a lot of rot in the wheel well area or closeby? If not I would suspect a bent. Somthing. Compare parts side to side. Seems radical to be "out of alignment" without a problem present.

I would check for wheel bearing play, bent lateral arm, worn bushings at the arm or bent axle beam.

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 AT 9:11 PM
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The car was very well kept by the previous owner and I have had it only 2 years. There is rust underneath but I couldn't say that its rotted out.

Comparing side to side everything looks even except the wheel. Would the bearing be a cause? I'm far from being a mechanic but considering the age of the car I don't want to pay $500+ to fix it if it can be done relatively simple.

Thanks for any info or help.

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 AT 8:18 PM
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Whel bearing is a possibility :)

Jack up the rear, grab the wheel at 9 & 3 o'clock and push With one hand pull with the other in a back and forth movement. Also at 12 & 6 o'clock. There shold be no movement.

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Thursday, August 10th, 2006 AT 6:10 AM

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