Q for Hyundaitech - Santa Fe alignment issues?

I know three persons with 2004-2007 Santa Fe's and each of them have what appears to be front alignment issues. The inside treads on their front tires and quite bald. All have had regular tire rotation and
the dealer won't perform an alignment unless the tires are replaced first.
I'm just wondering if there were any issues with alignment on these models as it is quite unusual for three different similar model cars to show the same symptom as each has different driving habits.
Anyone have any thoughts?
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I don't particularly see any alignment issues with the vehicles. In fact, most of the '07-'12 Santa Fes I see alignment issues on have had a poor alignment done. How do I know this? There are paint marks on the rear camber and toe adjusting cam bolts from the original quality control at the factory. Typically, these bolts have been turned well away from their original settings. And typically, once I return them back to their original settings, it takes only minor adjustments to not only put the alignment within spec but near the middle of the spectrum.
On the '01-06 models, I see virtually no problems at all. I've seen the original equipment BFGoodrich Long Trails last 90k to 100k miles. The most frequent issue I've seen on this model that can affect tire wear is worn ball joints.
I also don't understand why new tires are necessary to perform an alignment. Unless they're badly deformed, the tires shouldn't cause any significant change in the alignment measurements. If you don't need tires, take your car to a competent shop which will be happy to take your money for an alignment. If you're buying tires anyway, perhaps have the alignment done at the place where you buy tires if you're confident in their alignment capabilities.
On Sunday, June 17, 2012 7:57:44 PM UTC-4, (unknown) wrote:

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On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 16:16:00 -0700 (PDT), hyundaitech

of the '07-'12 Santa Fes I see alignment issues on have had a poor alignment done. How do I know this? There are paint marks on the rear camber and toe adjusting cam bolts from the original quality control at the factory. Typically, these bolts have been turned well away from their original settings. And typically, once I return them back to their original settings, it takes only minor adjustments to not only put the alignment within spec but near the middle of the spectrum.

original equipment BFGoodrich Long Trails last 90k to 100k miles. The most frequent issue I've seen on this model that can affect tire wear is worn ball joints.

Unless they're badly deformed, the tires shouldn't cause any significant change in the alignment measurements. If you don't need tires, take your car to a competent shop which will be happy to take your money for an alignment. If you're buying tires anyway, perhaps have the alignment done at the place where you buy tires if you're confident in their alignment capabilities.

Thanks for your response Hyundaitech. What I ended up doing was have BOTH '07 Sante Fe's 4-wheel aligned by the dealer. Surprisingly now they have machinery that produce actual diagrams of the wheel alignment before and after the alignment is completed. On BOTH cars, and remember, they have never had any alignment performed since delivery, showed the two front wheels at more than .10 degrees toe in and the rear wheels at over .20 degrees tow in. There were also camber issues on all four as well.
The print outs show very close to dead on spec for both cars now and I haven't traveled enough to see what difference that makes. But at least it seems to drive straighter!!!
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If you have positive toe-in, that should cause wear on the outer edge. Albeit, .10 to .20 degrees is not a lot, so you shouldn't see particularly much wear because of this.
Negative camber can also cause inside edge wear. Unfortunately, the front camber on Santa Fes is not adjustable.
On Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:02:40 PM UTC-4, BobMCT wrote:

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dear Hyundaitech, speaking of camber adjuster bolts, I have an 05 Santa Fe with rear alignmen t out and the cam bolts have bee damaged, the eccentric hole is now a circl e so I need replacement bolts, and outside eccentric washers, but the deale rship doesn't have a listing for them. i ordered the parts on their explod ed view but the washers they sent me are not eccentric, just a plain old wa shers. do you know where to get them? a part number? any help would be g reat.
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On Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:16:00 PM UTC-4, hyundaitech wrote:

, most of the '07-'12 Santa Fes I see alignment issues on have had a poor a lignment done. How do I know this? There are paint marks on the rear camb er and toe adjusting cam bolts from the original quality control at the fac tory. Typically, these bolts have been turned well away from their origina l settings. And typically, once I return them back to their original setti ngs, it takes only minor adjustments to not only put the alignment within s pec but near the middle of the spectrum.

original equipment BFGoodrich Long Trails last 90k to 100k miles. The most frequent issue I've seen on this model that can affect tire wear is worn b all joints.

nt. Unless they're badly deformed, the tires shouldn't cause any significa nt change in the alignment measurements. If you don't need tires, take you r car to a competent shop which will be happy to take your money for an ali gnment. If you're buying tires anyway, perhaps have the alignment done at the place where you buy tires if you're confident in their alignment capabi lities.

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On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:26:34 PM UTC-4, wrote:

ent out and the cam bolts have bee damaged, the eccentric hole is now a cir cle so I need replacement bolts, and outside eccentric washers, but the dea lership doesn't have a listing for them. i ordered the parts on their expl oded view but the washers they sent me are not eccentric, just a plain old washers. do you know where to get them? a part number? any help would be great.
Here's what I have: (4) 55260-26500 eccentric bolt (4) 55223-37001 eccentric washer (4) 13504-12301 flat washer (4) 55453-26000 appears to be a flat washer (4) 13612-14001 or 55223-26000 spring washer (4) 55119-37010 or 55119-37011 or 55119-26011 nut
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