2002 Toyota 4Runner Tire wear on rear wheels

Tiny
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  • 2002 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
I have a 2002 4runner with about 70k miles. I bought this vehicle about 2 years ago with about 45k miles. After owning it for a few months, I noticed it was hydro planing on wet roads a lot and would slide around a lot on wet leaves(This happened when driving safe speeds for the conditions). And when we had our first snowfall, the car handled absolutely horrible (in 4wd). I finally examined the tires and noticed the inner part of the tires were really worn, in the front and rear. The outside of the tires looked almost new. I managed through the winter with these tires and purchase new tires and had a alignment done in the spring. The tire shop told me the inner tire wear was because the car was out of alignment. With the new tires, I still have a lot of inner tire wear to the rear tires (I've rotated the tires per manufactured specs every 3-4 months. And when looking from behind the car, it has a negative camber. Is this possible with a solid rear axle? Please help. Thanks.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 9:41 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there, with a solid axle rear end the only way you will get this type of tyre wear is if something is bent, you may need to get this checked by a body shop as they will have body alignment specs, I would start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 9:46 PM

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