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2002 Tire Wear

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Mikedbom, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Jul 5, 2015 at 7:38 PM
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    Mikedbom

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    I've suspected a bad bearing for a while now and just realized my tread is suffering. Since the wear is the same on both tires does this indicate an issue with one or both? Major highway miles. I'm about to buy the hub/bearing sets from @nj636 but wanted to make sure I should get both or one. Any advice is welcomed.

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  2. Jul 7, 2015 at 12:27 PM
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    Anybody?
     
  3. Jul 7, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    That looks like more of a Wheel Alignment issue. Shakes or vibrations?
     
  4. Jul 7, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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    Do you do proper 3000ish mile rotations?
     
  5. Jul 7, 2015 at 12:49 PM
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    There are some vibrations with a high vibration noise in the steering wheel. Kinda like a harmonic. I have to admit I'm not good about tire rotation. The tires were new just a year ago. Should I have an alignment done before replacing bearings?
     
  7. Jul 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM
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    I don't think its your bearings man, You just hear grinding with wheel bearings. Also jack up your truck and wiggle the tire, if you have excessive play in it you might have wheel bearing issues, but to me for BOTH sides to looks the same I think your Alignment is off.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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    I appreciate the help. Might have saved me a lot of dough. I'll have alignment checked first.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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    Good luck man!
     
  10. Jul 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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    Fyi.... You probably going to need get new tires.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  11. Jul 7, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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    Take it a place that has a Lazer machine. You will need it. Have them do a front end check and in detail. I had the same issue the cause. The bolts that adjust on the lower control arms. Easy fix and a set of tires later. No more issues.

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  12. Jul 7, 2015 at 4:17 PM
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    Yeah tires are shot. If alignment solves his problem and no bearings are needed, I will be very happy. Thanks for the input.
     

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