Re: Replacing struts: 99 Taurus
Group: alt.autos.ford Date: Fri, Jul 4, 2003, 3:35am (EDT+4) From:
snipped-for-privacy@Yaywho.com (Backyard Mechanic)
Eric Toline opined in
Is front strut replacement mileage dependent or for other reasons? Case
in point, 49k on the car with no shake, wobble or other handling factors
that might indicate replacement is needed.
OTOH, tire cupping develops on new tires at about 15k miles even with
rotation every 4-5k miles.
Before I have the struts replaced is there something else that might
cause the cupping?
If the cupping is fairly even around the entire tread, the problem is
Yes it seems to be, particularly at the edges of the tires more than the
If NOT evenly distributed, bad tires or balancing... or both. <<<<<<<<
relativly new tires with about 16-18k miles on them. Had the balance
checked within the last two weeks, all ok. The tires are unidirectional
if that helps.
Stay away from discount retail store tires... esp national brands, in my
This statement I don't quite understand. Could you explain further? Are
you saying that I should buy tires from a place that only carrys one
brand of tires (like Goodyear for example) rather than from a tire
discount shop like Tire Kingdom that carrys many brands? If so, why?