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Old 07-29-2006, 05:08 PM   #11
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i just took my car to sears and they told me that i have to get the two front tires changed. Thats whats causing the car to go left and all the shaking.

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Thats whats causing the car to go left and all the shaking.
I wouldn't be too sure about just putting new tires on. They may very well need replacement & it may help, but I think there are other problems up front also. What'* this about the car going left? That'* new information.
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i just took my car to sears and they told me that i have to get the two front tires changed. Thats whats causing the car to go left and all the shaking.
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If you can't do a "brake job" by yourself, I would take your car to a more reputable repair facility. While there are some Sears facilities that are honest and do a good job, yours is not one of them. It is quite possible that you need new tires up front, the concensus of this board should lead you to replacing the pads and rotors of this vehicle

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it would make sense that it would be the tires because after i got my inner tie rods changed, i drove the car like hardcore for 3 days on the highway and ish. When i finally got my alighnment on the 4th day at sears they let me know that the tread was uneven in the front tires because I didn't get an alighnment immediately after. They told me that the tires would need to be replaced between 2-3 months. After the alignment, the car rides a lot better but the steering wheel still isn't proper for the car to go straight so I don't know if this is a result of them not doing a good job on the alignment or it'* because of me not getting the alignment sooner.
No. When Sears did the alignment, that Steering Wheel should be pointing straight and true. Take it back and have them correct the position of the steering wheel. Then drive the car "hardcore" to a Brake Specialist to replace your pads and rotors.
BTW, Sears Sucks Big Time on the job they did for you. They should have told you up front that you needed an alignment BEFORE they replaced your inner tie rods just by looking at your tires
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when they do an alignment correctly, the steering wheel should be centered, if not make them aware.
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first how much would it cost to replace the rotors and brake pads?
and this is what happened with sears. They told me that i need my tie rods changed told me it would be 554 so i took it someplace else. after i got them changed, i drove for 3 days hardcore on the highway and messed up my front tires which i didnt know about until i went in for the alignment 3 days after (the sears guy told me). I messed up the treading. If u take ur had and ran through it, it'* so uneven. I got the alignment and the car runs a lot better. however, the car still goes to the left. So i took it back to sears, and before the sears guy even got in my car, he told me the tires needed to be changed and could tell the car goes left by looking at them. I go to the sears in upper darby, PA and they are honest. Everytime they think theres too much money they tell me that i could either do it myself or take it somewhere else where i can get it done cheaper which is what happened with the tie rods.
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first how much would it cost to replace the rotors and brake pads?
A good set of rotors might cost $70-90 per rotor. The pads can vary, but it might run $100 for the fronts. On a side note, I'm familiar with Upper Darby, PA. Have Family in Reading.
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By the way, it is common for a bad tire to cause a car to pull to one side. The quick check is to swap the front tires and see if the pull goes to the other side. What happens is the tire either has a conicity (cone-shape) defect (this can happen when a belt slips to one side or the other during manufacture) or the tire wears more on one side than the other (due to worn parts and/or bad alignment) causing the cross section of the tire to assume a cone shape. Cones do not roll in a straight line, but pull hard to one side. If you have a good, flat pavement you can see this clearly by removing the wheel and tire and simply rolling it to see if it travels in a straight line. Anyway, this problem will also result in the need to steer to one side or the other to compensate for the bad tire(*) even though the car is properly aligned. So, the steering wheel is not in a "straight" position when the car is traveling straight.
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