both rear tires on my 97 taurus are worn out on the inside. What is the problem?

Asked by Apr 13, 2013 at 08:17 AM about the 1997 Ford Taurus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

9 Answers

Alignment.

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Failure to do a scheduled tire rotation~

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Good morning there. Yep, that too UncleMo.....The '97 Taurus is a front wheel drive car and here is an image of the components of the rear suspension

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I see no watermark, copyright, nothing to indicate it's not public domain, seems every image I post gets removed

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Some vehicles need a four wheel alignment. My '94 Ford Escort was like that. When you go in for an alignment specify you want a four wheel alignment not just a front end alignment. HTH. -Jim

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Good morning Jim. Right on the money there.

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On some cars, people will put their floor jacks on a suspension member and bend it. Check out that lateral link / trailing arm (G). It may need replacing before the rear axle can be aligned. --- A different factor that no one has mentioned is do you carry anything heavy in the trunk? Is the car lowered? A couple hundred pounds of tools behind the rear axle could make it squat low enough to wear the inner tire edges.

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independent rear. when sagging from weak springs will lean in,or heavy load up. boost lift or flip tires every now and then

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Thanks for the help people I'm taking it in to get the alignment done and to get the springs and struts checked. I'll keep you posted.

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