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    Default hi im new, advice needed (tyres)

    hi i got a 04 vectra hatch and it just went through an mot and passed but two advisorys came up, both involved wearing on inner edge of rear tyres but but both were uneven tread, does this sound like a tracking issue or could it be something deeper (suspension etc) or is this just a common thing on vectras
    cheers wayne

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    Here we go again, worn inner rear tyres
    This is a known issue on the Vectra C (as Goodyear confirmed to me in 2007)
    From the factory the camber is not rechecked and reset, I have found this with EVERY Vauxhall on our fleet, it is disgraceful

    The short term solution is to simply swap rear to front as tyres wear
    The issue becomes more obvious if you leave the same tyres on the rear and replace only the fronts as they wear

    On the next tyre change (as above, swap rear to front, and have the new tyres put on the rear) have the four wheel alignment carried out, this MUST include the camber, using Hunters equipment is the best
    For your local outlet see :
    alignmycar.co.uk

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    Hi Wayne,
    Welcome to the site.

    A common problem that can lead to the issue you have is related to the rear, upper control arms or banana bars.
    Quick check, with the car on the ground grab the top of the rear tyres and pull sharply towards you, if there is wear you will feel the tyre move.
    They last about 50K so best to change around 45K and save the cost of rear tyres. Also get a quality set, as the very cheap ones off EBay will only last about 15K.

    Its not a big job, jack up and support the rear, wheel off, disconnect ABS cable from the top of the banana bar.
    You need a 22mm socket and E22 torx socket to undo the outboard bolt then a 18mm socket and E18 torx socket for the inboard nut.
    However the inboard nut/bolt is a pain to get to as you will need to 'thread' a mix of extension bars through the rear suspension.

    Enjoy

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    forgot to say the drivers side is easier as the exhaust box gets in the way on the pass side

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesj View Post
    forgot to say the drivers side is easier as the exhaust box gets in the way on the pass side
    Won't make any difference on some Vectra C as they have dual exhausts
    However there is still plenty of access

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    Cheers guys will start by getting camber checked as soon as possible

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