My husband says driving on one underinflated tire for 70 miles can ruin his truck. Possible?

Asked by Mar 28, 2015 at 06:05 PM about the 2005 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

He says right front tire was only at 26 lbs of pressure, and the rest were at 45 lbs. I drove
it to Daytona Beach and back on I-4, with no problems steering or pulling. He insists that
it has been pulling right ever since, and that I probably ruined the wheel bearings. is that
possible? or is he just being a jerk?

2 Answers

2,425

Honestly It could ruin the sidewalls on the tire if the tire is bulging to the side and cause uneven wear on the tire tread itself and it still had 26 lbs. so it is not like the tire was flat. If the 4x4 was engaged it would be harder on the front differential. I doubt the wheel bearings are affected unless there is no grease in them or they are getting hot.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
665

Proper tire inflationis 32 lbs.. you have three at 45psi and one at 26. Whsts up with that.bring them all to 32.keep driving.by the way have someone check you oil leavel.and you need gas you are low.some things dont change

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Rough engine idle 25 answers

    Has anyone had this problem with their dodge 3.9L. I'll be driving at cruise speed and I can feel my truck chug, RPM's fluctuate, then goes back to normal. But continuously happens. I had the trucks f...

    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • loss of ower when using ethanol 2 answers

    when the air temp is 60 to 70 degrees and warmer my truck will lose power driving down the hiway when using ethanol.

    1991 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • tire noise 7 answers

    just bought a 2004 Dakota and when driving i hear a sound which sounds like tires rotating. the sound goes with the tires, slow when slow and speed up when going faster. anyone else have this prob...

    Dodge Dakota

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • After replacing both heads,gaskets etc. On my dodge. Is there still a chance the motor is no good.? He's not getting oil preasure.? & says oil pump is fine. What do we check now? 12 answers

    I have a 2005 dodge Dakota crew cab 4.7 L V-8 magnum. The truck had originally run hot before he started working on it. I'm a mess over this & I've spent a lot of $$$$

    2005 Dodge Dakota

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • tires 205/75r15 to 235/75r15 12 answers

    my 95 dakota came with 205/75r15 and i want to put 235/75r15 in the back. will this do more harm then good to the brain and the dash?

    1995 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr WS Standard Cab SB

    -

    Car Customization

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,010
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,000
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 850
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
440 Great Deals out of 11,516 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150
2,460 Great Deals out of 210,791 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Tacoma
543 Great Deals out of 38,016 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Colorado
241 Great Deals out of 22,139 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,066 Great Deals out of 159,880 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Ranger
179 Great Deals out of 6,264 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Frontier
398 Great Deals out of 26,170 listings starting at $890
Used GMC Sierra 1500
906 Great Deals out of 64,755 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet S-10
6 Great Deals out of 1,453 listings starting at $1,495
Used GMC Canyon
109 Great Deals out of 7,506 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Durango
252 Great Deals out of 23,058 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
140 Great Deals out of 5,298 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tundra
542 Great Deals out of 32,353 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 122 listings starting at $4,999
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
89 listings starting at $6,485
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 299 listings starting at $4,500
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 366 listings starting at $3,400
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 594 listings starting at $1,500