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Message 1910843 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 17:14:35 UTC

A small recap is in order.

Front right tire is having wear problems on the inner edge, like pictured earlier.
Tire is rubbing on the strut some, where on the tire, I don't know, tread maybe.

I'll have to have a local friend look at it, He knows a lot about cars, He's at work right now, and He won't be around until 5:30pm to call.
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Message 1910849 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 18:19:40 UTC

My Doctor still wants a CT Scan of My lungs for Emphysema, I told the people in Apple Valley I can't go cause the car is not able to move, cause of car trouble, then they said they'd mail it, I said I wouldn't be able to go get My mail for about 30 days, it's that bad.

I did order the supplies, but so far, that is all that I can do.

I guess people think I can just waive a wand and all will work, or that the mail here is delivered to a non existent mailbox in front of My place, both aren't happening...
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Message 1910861 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 18:43:33 UTC

The wear pattern you have described is very symptomatic of a worn wheel bearing :-(
I hope your friend is able to correctly diagnose the problem. And if it is a wheel bearing adding spacers will only make things wear much faster.
As it stands your car is unusable, which given where you live in relation to "anywhere of use" is far from a good thing.
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Message 1910862 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 18:48:47 UTC - in response to Message 1910861.  
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The wear pattern you have described is very symptomatic of a worn wheel bearing :-(
I hope your friend is able to correctly diagnose the problem. And if it is a wheel bearing adding spacers will only make things wear much faster.
As it stands your car is unusable, which given where you live in relation to "anywhere of use" is far from a good thing.

Yeah, cause mail, medical, and food are something that need a car here, in any case I'm stuck, if it's a wheel bearing, I can't do a thing for months, starving does not appeal to Grace or Me.
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Message 1910864 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 18:54:43 UTC
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If the correct wheels and tires per the factory recommendations are fitted, absolutely no spacers should be used.
They upset steering geometry and bearing loading.
And if anything is so far outta whack that the stock wheels and tires don't work right, the car should be taken off of the road until properly repaired.
Something just ain't right here.
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Message 1910871 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 19:32:37 UTC - in response to Message 1910864.  

Well so far I've not ordered any spacers, I don't want to, it's either a toe problem or a camber problem according to the tread, and to bridgestone.

I'm not an expert, and the closest repair experts are about 13-14 miles away, plus the same distance to come home, if I can't pay for their solution.

Sure My friend here can do a few things, but alignment may not be one of them, and that is what got Me here, alignment from putting in 2 new struts on the front end, no My friend did not do the manual alignment, someone else did.

BT&B in Barstow CA charges $75.00 for an alignment on My car, I just called them, that is the price they charge for all cars.
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Message 1910889 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 20:54:22 UTC

If it were a wheel bearing problem there would be play(play has to do with the 6 and 12 o'clock hand positions on the steering wheel I've read), and some noise I've read, also the temp would be elevated within 10 miles of driving somewhere.

My car has sealed front bearings, since it is front wheel drive, so they are not repackable, according to: How to Check a Vehicle’s Wheel Bearings for Dummies.

And yes I've had wheel bearing problems once before, so I can say this does not feel like a wheel bearing problem.

I don't know of any Ford that has ABS, though some say Ford has ABS.

The only noise that I hear is, My rear drum brakes, they squeak loudly when cold.

I don't have $254.14, $75.00 I can manage easily in February, even $181.00 might be possible, maybe, it's just way too early to know yet, but $254.14 or whatever, nope, not at the moment, since I have no idea of when anything other than My main check will arrive in My bank account, anything beyond that is not knowable until I see it...
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Message 1910894 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 21:04:28 UTC

The steel rim(UPS) and tire(FedEx) have both shipped today according to Amazon, the lug wrench, may or may not have shipped yet, and I've not been notified either, some sellers don't report as quickly or as completely as Amazon, but then no one there is paid until feedback is left.
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Message 1910908 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 21:40:08 UTC

IMo this thread has been chronicling a slow motion train wreck now sadly it seems to be picking up speed. I am not pleased.
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Message 1910917 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 21:52:47 UTC - in response to Message 1910908.  

I paid for new wheel bearings already, and struts, and tires.

But an alignment?

No.

I have a new front end on My car, I was told this by Auto Express in Barstow CA.

No one in Barstow worked on an alignment, the struts were installed here in Yermo CA, and the alignment was done here too, a manual one at that.
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Message 1910923 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 21:56:18 UTC - in response to Message 1910908.  

IMo this thread has been chronicling a slow motion train wreck now sadly it seems to be picking up speed. I am not pleased.

That's BS, and I think you ought to not say anything if you have nothing good to say betreger.
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Message 1910931 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 22:07:11 UTC

Next someone will post about what I post and say something about a competency hearing...

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trainwreck

If I don't know something I will consult an expert, a paid expert, saying that I'm not competent is BS...

Anyone who says this, can stuff it where the sun does not shine.

I do need a faster video card, I built this PC, and I do know what a wait state is, and I do have a certificate in how a PC works, I got an A in that course years ago, and I have one in Basic Programming, not that the Basic Programming Language is used anymore.

But until I get the car fixed, the card can wait some more, though not too much longer.

Since a 1070 Ti is now too expensive, since prices rose out of My reach for the moment, a 1060 will do.
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Message 1910979 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 23:04:07 UTC
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My bank account on the check that I do get does not even generate any fees.

I've never been late with the rent, nor a bill, that's better than any critics here, but then you all get more, and yet My critics say wrongly that My problems are cause of imcompetence, maybe you should live on the amount I get for a year, then you'll have the right to say such evil hurtful things...

Shame on you...
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Message 1911035 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 1:16:43 UTC

No one can't sue oneself.

front door dead bolt lock and knob, not crap
Ortho insecticide, not crap
weed spray, not crap
buying tires that I can afford, not crap
a pc case or two, not crap
an asus motherboard to get a northbridge heatsink, not crap
clothes, socks, not crap
bed sheets, pillow cases, not crap
weatherstripping, caulking, caulking gun, outlet gaskets, child proof outlet covers to stop drafts, not crap
baby locks, not crap
clothes moth traps, not crap
clothes moths, free, but not crap
shopping bags that CA law says I have to buy? Not crap.
Gorilla super glue? not crap
trash bags, not crap
cat supplies, not crap
GE LED lamps(7w and 10.5w), not crap
a pair of non GE 4w LED lamps, so far, they work, and have for a year, not crap
a cover for the swamp cooler, not crap
an Arris SB6183 modem, not crap
a TP-link Archer C7 router 1750ac, not crap
Cat 6 ethernet cable, not crap
I have an Asus 1366 motherboard and cpu, they work, so not crap
My manufactured home, a livable fixer, with no mortgage, not crap
My property taxes that I pay, not crap
A few books for Dummies, not crap
Whirlpool brand appliances, in kitchen and washroom, not fancy, but not crap either
Corsair and Silverstone power supplies, not crap
16GB DDR3-1866 Corsair ram(2x8), not crap
16GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill Red Ripjaws X ram(4x4), not crap
Magnavox VHS recorder and DVD player, not crap
Igloo Legend 72 cooler, not crap
An end table My brother broke by falling on it before He died, I fixed that, it's as good as new, not crap
A table lamp My sister used to own, it needed a new 3 way light switch, I fixed that, not crap
I have a 125 gallon aquarium with stand, nothing for that is crap, I have 47 years of experience,
I may be poor, but at least I know what I'm talking about, so don't insult Me...

My family has our surname name on a street sign in this state, most don't, it will be there long after I'm dead...

And I have a will made out, unlike My grandpa's will, is not like His was.

Not everything can be bought new, if you want the latest and greatest, fine then do so, not everything is bought used here, I do buy new, when it's possible, but then I'm prudent, most people don't buy the latest gadget, and I don't either...

I recycle bottles, I don't litter, but then I have never thrown stuff on the ground, as I am not a litterbug, always in the proper receptacle.
Maintaining a car? I pay people to do that, I do understand what goes on, it's just not something that I was interested in, like My dad, My brother, or My grandpa who owned a car repair shop and later an auto dealership was, yes there are pics on the web.
Pay for work on a gas furnace? Yes, I paid $400.00, the Coleman gas furnace does work, the last bill before the repairs in Dec 2016 was about $60.00, $42.99 a year later is much better.
The Dec 2016 electric bill was $103.32(I did keep this and the gas bill by copy and paste), this month $44.72, I've been busy from time to time.
$42.99 last month for natural gas usage, $44.72 for electric, $4.75 in fees for electric and gas use, $15.00 for garbage hauling, $30.00 for water, and $265.00 for rent, total $402.46.
Car insurance $16.33, internet access $44.99, food $102.00, gasoline $6.00, misc bills $407.79, some of the $407.79 are one time bills, like postage or making a final payment on the gas furnace repairs of $100.00, the $300.00 was earlier, I don't have much data for earlier, as I don't need to keep records, since I don't have income that is taxable.
Keeping a PC clear of viruses, and other malware, better than most people, or anyone in My extended family, but then I had to teach some about identity theft, I have a friend who runs and owns a TV station, I worked on some of His PCs, I never got a complaint.
One of His 486 based PCs I could not fix, too old or too damaged by His employees usage, and a lot of not without doing some basic malware preventative measures.

And for the most part, I don't buy lotto tickets, not in a while at least.

I have been running a house and such since I was 10 years old, that's nearly 48 years, billing since I was 18yrs old, shopping since I was 28 yrs old, I took care of My mom since age 30, until She died at 76, heart failure in a hospital, she needed a pacemaker like Her sister had, My aunt lived until She was 88, thankfully I inherited mom's hair color, not Her heart condition or Her sisters, and My dad's height.
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Message 1911043 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 1:52:33 UTC

The intensity level in this thread needs to be dialed down a notch or two. Please everyone think about the tone of your posts as if you were talking to each other in a friend's house. I know we all want to shake our fists and heads sometimes about things we don't agree with or we want to get a point across, and that's ok, but it's counterproductive for everybody to post in ways that antagonize each other.
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Message 1911057 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 3:00:06 UTC

Reopening thread. Let's all try to respect each other.
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Message 1911073 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 5:10:16 UTC - in response to Message 1911035.  

No one can't sue oneself.
My friend Lars did. He won. Not the smartest thing to do, but possible.
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Message 1911081 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 7:06:49 UTC - in response to Message 1911073.  

No one can't sue oneself.
My friend Lars did. He won. Not the smartest thing to do, but possible.

Is Lars a Lawyer or an Attorney?

My sister's first husband was one, He said "He could have had a fool for a client" or something like that, but then I was a young kid then.
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Message 1911084 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 7:33:59 UTC - in response to Message 1911081.  
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No one can't sue oneself.
My friend Lars did. He won. Not the smartest thing to do, but possible.

Is Lars a Lawyer or an Attorney?

My sister's first husband was one, He said "He could have had a fool for a client" or something like that, but then I was a young kid then.

The quote is, The man who is his own lawyer, Has a fool for a client.
Reminds me of folks who read something on the internet and say, I've read that-------.
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Message 1911093 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 8:53:48 UTC

Let's get back the car...
It is perfectly possible with a front drive car like your Esort to have a failed wheel bearing the passes the "rock" test you describe but to e scrubbing the tyre on the strut. I wish we'd taken photos of those on both my brother's and parents cars when they had failed wheel bearings...
Get the whope front suspension checked for wear because there's a lot more bits than the struts and a lot of bushes that do fail with age. But as I said earlier miss alignment will not cause the tyre to run on the strut. I've just thought of another source of the tyre rubbing on the strut - a badly damaged lower strut but that's a rare one and would require a masive impact to cause it as thats a large lump to bend (at least on an Escort).
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