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on my rear suspension( tire wear) I saw nothing bent. Is it the control arm bushings I need to change or is there something else? thanks

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control arm or thrust arm or the shock,any of the bushings worn or bulging or any of these control arms bent.Also check the rim.Something whacked the rear out of alignment and it should be pretty easy to spot on a lift.
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Hate to ressurect this thread but I am having uneven rear tire wear, more on the inside. Checking all the arms at the bolt/bushing with a screwdriver, I notice some movement along the axis of the bolts/bushes. Is this normal? I have posted this question on another thread but can't get an answer. OhLord please help. Thanks as always.
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I made a thread about uneven tire wear few months ago as well.
Per other members reviews, MB with negative camber will wear out inner sides more than outer, what with cars sagging with age can even increase. I still have spare that come from W210 wagon 4M with 3 mm tread left perfectly even across the tire, so it is not happening on each car.
I still got 53,000 miles on 50k treads, so can't complain too much.

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80k on a 4matic wagon w hydro struts. replaced them and had proper camber. is yours a rwd sedan?

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The car that wears inner sides is sedan.
Now thinking about it I remember that 4-Matic had about 1" bigger clearance than RWD.
At the time when I had both, I just assumed they have different suspension, but now I think the difference might be adjusted by camber? Anybody had a chance to compare those directly?
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Thanks for the response, Kat. Yes, I know that thread you are referring to. I posted the same question about the movement along the bolt/bushing, but can't get a definitive answer. I know some W210 owners are having the same uneven tire wear on the rear. I just want to be sure before I change parts. By the way, have you resolve your rear tire wear issue or just keep rotating the tires? There was also a mention of sagging rear springs as a culprit.
Thank you all for all the help.
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Since I started this in '08, I have put on dropped springs and shocks, and adjustable rods, and had a full alignment. Been fine for over 3 years now.

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My car was wearing inner tires in the rear like crazy. When I recently replaced the accumulators, it raised the overall height of the rear. I am hoping this will fixe the sear problem as well. However, before I ruin a new set of tires, can a good alignment shop tell if the camber is correct? Also, can adjusting the height of the self-leveling suspension correct this problem?
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By the way, have you resolve your rear tire wear issue or just keep rotating the tires? There was also a mention of sagging rear springs as a culprit.
Thank you all for all the help.
There is nothing to resolve. When you have wheels tilting, one side of the tire has to wear out more. That probably in the minds of engineers should be offset by spirited driving, that wears outer sides more, but on mostly freeway driving with those ridiculous speed limits we are having -we are screw.
Flipping the tires on the rim is not making sense to me. That will make the car riding on part of the tire width for some time - bringing higher risk and it will not add rubber anywhere.
I just let the inner sides to go bold and retired the tires having 3-4 mm of tread on the outer sides.
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