Rear Wheel Camber on '03 Explorer


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Old 03-31-15, 03:50 PM
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Rear Wheel Camber on '03 Explorer

While I was checking on aging brake rotors today, I noticed that the rear wheels on my '03 Explorer AWD are tilted inward. I guess that explains the inside edge wear on 4 month old tires.

I'm assuming this is from worn bushings, but is there a most likely suspect part to start looking for or just anything that's down there? Once I can get it off the ground, should I be able to find it by shaking or are these things tighter than that? It's got 220K miles on it has has had a somewhat rough last couple of years.
 
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Old 03-31-15, 06:23 PM
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No, it's quite normal. They had to start doing this when they developed independent rear suspension.
You need to check specs for your car and then recheck on what you have. It's quite easy to do with magnetic spirit level. Just make sure rotors are set snug on hubs. Screw lug nuts on hand tight.
Negative camber improves stability in turns.
Also, part of this may be sagging struts and sway bar.
 
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Old 03-31-15, 08:14 PM
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they are well known for wheel bearing play and tie rod play in the rear.
 
 

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