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    Rear tyre wear

    Hello
    I have a 2007 Passat Sport TDI and the tyre wear has always been fine, up until last year.
    Last october it went in for mot and was informed one of the rear springs was snapped and a shock needed replacing on the opposite side and one of the rear tyres was badly worn on the inside, which i assumed was due to the broken spring.

    So i forked out for new tyres and replaced the springs and shocks on both sides and as the mot is due soon i was looking around the car and noticed that the two rear tyres are both badly worn on the inside!
    So i have taken it to a garage this morning to get new tyres fitted (again) and asked the to check the wheel alignment on the back, only to be told that they cant check the rear alignment only the front despite advertising four wheel alignment on the website!

    Is this normal with this car that garages cant check the rear alignment?
    And if its not the alignment what else can be causing the tyre wear?

    Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this for me..

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    It's a common issue with some bushes .

    1.9 or 2.0 ?

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    As suggested get the rear suspension checked out and alignment.
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    It’s a 2.0, If the bushes were worn to the point of affecting the alignment wouldn’t they fail the mot?
    I’m trying to find a local garage willing to check the rear alignment for me.
    Thanks.

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    The 2.0 has an important oil pump drive issue that needs sorting immediately .

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    The lower spring arm inner bushes wear, we often fit https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Passat...item20cdbb446e and then have the camber set to the top end of its tolerance and adjust the tracking to suit. Other bushes wear but these are the main culprit. Remember to order new bolts, nuts and washers from VW as almost invariably the inner bolts will be solid inside the old bushes and have to be cut down the sides of the subframe with an air hacksaw or heated up, preferably with an induction heater. All bolts and nuts removed should be replaced anyway as they are one time only.



    Sometimes we just fit complete Febi lower arm kits or even completely rebuild the rear end with the subframe powder coated

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    That’s great information thanks! Is that an easy job to replace those bushes? I have replaced the rear springs and shocks which I found quite straightforward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brizzoluk View Post
    I have replaced the rear springs and shocks which I found quite straightforward.
    Doing this without releasing the inner bush is what kills the already compromised bush, either remove the arm and replace or remove the arms and fit https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Passat...item20cdbb446e
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