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Old 7th August 2010, 23:16   #1
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Default Wear & Tear of the rear tyres on my Hyundai Elantra

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I have an issue here. My elantra's rear tyre wears out more than the front two. I had to change my old set of tyres at 36K kms owing to the same problem.

I have got it checked with Hyundai and many other leading alignment places but no luck till date. I had been to CarSingh this evening and I was told that I need to leave my car for a day for a thorough check up for them to let me know what actually is the cause.

However, they ascertained the fact that there's no issue with the rear suspension.

help solicited in getting resolution to this problem.
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Is the wear even or around one part of the tyre(s)?
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Also if the alignment/balancing is not the culprit, do you load the car at the rear more than the front?
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yes towards the outer side but there is no damage to the side wallsn
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Typically wear s generally higher on tyres on the driven wheels. So in your case its the front tyres. But that effect can be negated by regularly rotation of tyres.

Is the wear on both the rear tyres or only one side. As the wear is on the outer side of the tyre, I would suggest checking the struts. Looks like the camber is off.
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Can you post a few pics showing the wear pattern?
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yes towards the outer side but there is no damage to the side wallsn
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Is the wear on both the rear tyres or only one side. As the wear is on the outer side of the tyre, I would suggest checking the struts. Looks like the camber is off.
Since the wear is not even and only on the outer side of the tyre, I agree with MileCruncher. It may be a camber issue. I have noticed that a lot of the alignment guys don't adjust the camber till you get behind them to do it. Also, when you get the alignment done, do you actually verify the results/tolerances with the permitted limit?
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I too had a similar problem with my Elantra CRDI two years back, and all I did was to supervise the alignment for all four wheels. I mean the rear wheels have to be treated the same way as front wheels. I will scan and post my last alignment report soon.
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Since the wear is not even and only on the outer side of the tyre, I agree with MileCruncher. It may be a camber issue. I have noticed that a lot of the alignment guys don't adjust the camber till you get behind them to do it. Also, when you get the alignment done, do you actually verify the results/tolerances with the permitted limit?
Unlike the front wheels which have adjustable camber through a bolt (IIRC), the camber for rear wheels is fixed in the suspension mounting and the whole mounting will need to be replaced if the camber is out of tolerance levels.
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That would be of great help NARCHENNAI,

Probably I can share the details to the guy who has asked me to leave the car for a day for him to do a thorough check up.

thanks indeed :-)
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Dear MileCruncher.

The wear and tear is not that worse.

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Unlike the front wheels which have adjustable camber through a bolt (IIRC), the camber for rear wheels is fixed in the suspension mounting and the whole mounting will need to be replaced if the camber is out of tolerance levels.
However, if replacement is the only option, what would it cost approximately.

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