Steer tire wear

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by W Bench Farms, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    Chad in KC is great
     
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  3. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Oh ####, I didn't know that. Thanks.
     
  4. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    I've heard good things about them. We use a local shop that still takes measurements by hand. Originally we took the 99 to the dealer who had a machine and the local shop we use said WTF did these guys do Lol. Trouble free ever since.
     
  5. FLHT

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    Best carry a can of black spray paint !!
     
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  6. Hulld

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    In my opinion if your local shop is doing it with measurements by hand you are definitely on the right track.
     
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  7. W Bench Farms

    W Bench Farms Light Load Member

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    I'll have to check, but I think we did kingpins in this truck 20-30k miles ago. Springs definitely a possibility. On a sharp turn I can sometimes hear a spring pin make a noise. And that would make sense on tire wear.
     
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  8. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    Other than the Beckett’s Chad’s shop is there top shop.
    I have had a great experience using Quick Align in Florida.
    Old school guy with a mobile van with the MD alignment system.
     
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  9. singlescrewshaker

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    I meant to ask you in my other post if you hear a clunk, or pop when turning hard.. lol

    For me, the easiest way to check if it is the shackle/hanger is start the truck up so the power steering pump is running. Then use a glove or something to get good purchase on the steering shaft, & twist it left to right. (Also accomplished with a partner in the drivers seat turning the steering wheel. Lol)

    Then watch that hanger as the steering wheel is turned. If you see any side to side movements, it needs replaced. Or at the minimum more shims added can buy you some time. Mine had a few contributing factors, but I'm hoping this will end the inside tire wear. Please be sure to drop back in & let us know what solved your particular issue.. Good luck.. :thumbup:

    Oh, here's a decent video of how to go about it. Helps for people like me trying to up my mechanical abilities. You may not need it.. lol

     
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