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I just wanted to see if anyone out there could shed a bit of light on this topic. <p>Thanks in advance.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Do bad wheel bearings cause pre-mature tire wear? (volvogeek1)

No.<br>If your wheel bearings were bad enough to cause tire wear, they would have seized and burnt up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I’d say it’s a alignment problem. If you had hit a pothole or curb really hard, your wheel alignment may be bumped off. Have it checked.<p>regards,<br>MAJ
 

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Re: Do bad wheel bearings cause pre-mature tire wear? (digital_dreamer)

Thanks for the info. I was not sure if some sort of "play" in the wheel bearings would result in unusual tire wear issues. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Do bad wheel bearings cause pre-mature tire wear? (volvogeek1)

Wheel bearings are typically tapered roller bearings. The little rollers are mounted on a 45 degree angle, so they support the wheeel both as you see it (in the vertical plane) but also horizontally, i.e., in and out. They need to be pretty snug to work and live. Too tight or too loose and they are will be gone very quickly. Which makes me wonder if all of these bearing issues are a material or an installation issue.<p>Jack
 
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