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Aurelius Pardus
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hey, since you guys have been a great help.....and actually this could apply to any car, I'd need a little help. it's on like a 2005 altima or something, but anyway, can anyone make any sense of this? I said it's because since she's been running her car out of an alignment for 6 months she's lucky to have tread, and something along the lines that after the alignment, it's got less of a tread width that's contacting the ground.....so it'd make the noise.

bear with me, I'm trying to snip pieces of a conversation together.....

"I can hear the tires going around when I drive, and really bad when I touch the brakes"

"it's that whir-whir noise"

"like rubber whir, or metal on metal? sorry"

"they said it's because my tires got a little chewed up from needing an alignment but they're still ok. I have enough good tread on them until next year some time...I just have to put up with the noise"

"rubber whir"

"I'm use to my car being quiet but now I hear the tires really bad, not metal but just hearing them going around"

"I told them as long as a wheel doesn't fall off on the freeway I'll put up with the noise"

"they said it was in really good shape other than the tires getting kinda bad but not bad enough to replace yet"

"I just thought the chugging would go away, not get worse. at least the steering wheel isn't jumpy anymore"

"ok....... I think here's what it is...... your toe in angle before you had an alignment was chewing up the innermost part of the treads, and when they did an alignment it corrected that problem, but now you're running on less tread.........."

"well being jumpy was definitely the cause of being either out of balance or alignment, and usually both..."

"that sounds like what they told me....about the tread"

ALRIGHT, yes I have omitted some of my answers, to spare the embarrassment if someone notices I'm totally saying the wrong thing...

but would you happen to know why it's doing the so called? I'm sure they're right.....but I'd like a second opinion [:)]
 

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If the bad allignment caused any abnormal wear, this abnormal wear could cause a unusual tire sound, especially if the "jumpy" (out of balance) caused any cupping.
 

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FWIW, After an alignment always get a re-balance especially if there were signs of unusually wear. Wear, after all, is the loss of tread which equals weight and can easily throw the balance of the tire off. And yes, all that wear can cause the tire to make unusual noises when rebalanced and realigned.
 
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