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I have a 95 International tow truck and my front tires wear

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I have a 95 International tow truck and my front tires wear out fast, Im talking every 400 to 500 miles that I drive there is noticabel wear and tear. The part the holds the brake pads are also rubbing against the wheel hub. What could be causing this problem?

Auto Psychic :

gary here, sorry to hear of your misfortune :(


something on your front suspension is badly worn out.


most likely ball joints or wheel bearings.


my recommendation is have it checked out as soon as possible, its a potential safety issue.


any tire shop will give you a free inspection and estimate.


good luck, gary

Customer:

Someone else was telling me it may be some type of pin, what were they talking about because you didnt mention ti

Auto Psychic :

i suppose it possible they are referring to king pins, but thats pretty old technology, even for tow trucks.


 

Customer:

So the wheel bearings could cause this problem for the calibers being offset and causing the tires to wear so fast?

Auto Psychic :

yes, loose or worn out wheel bearing would also cause the rubbing.


should be a pretty straightforward diagnosis once its up on the rack.


 

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gary