Questions tagged [wheels]

Questions relating to a vehicle's roadwheels - e.g. questions about balancing, wheel types, and damage to wheels.

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Panel in wheel well for rear driver wheel, what is it for and is it easy to remove?

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Due to an emergency on the road, I ended up turning onto a side street. I didn't realize until too late that this was a dirt road, and muddy from recent rain to boot. I ...
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After hitting a curb, besides alignment, what else should be checked for damage

I'm positive the alignment is shot- so that's the first repair. But what else might be a potential problem, in theory? (Not asking for a diagnosis over the internet- just wanting to get a general ...
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Currently running 235 35 R 17 tires. Will 215 45 R17 tires also fit same rims?

Are these tire sizes interchangeable for the same set of r8ms?
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Hit a curb pretty violently while making a turn, doing 10 mph. Don't see a bubble on tire. Is there still a chance of internal damage to the sidewall? [closed]

Any chance a wheel bearing might've been damaged? I was going slow but, did hit it pretty hard. Although these wheels (18's on low profile tires) have cracked before from potholes, the rim and tire do ...
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Car wheel metal vibration noise when I hit it (car is stationary) (SOLVED)

I have a toyota wigo 2019 and its front right wheel is making this high pitch metalic vibration noise when I hit/kick the top of the tire, and the vibration noise is a bit louder and linger a bit ...
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Confirming that different car trims have different rolling diameters

Briefly I'm reaching the conclusion that the different trim levels offered for the same model of the same car brand do not have the same rolling diameter (and hence their Revolutions Per Mile—or rpm, ...
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Is a click torque wrench more accurate in the middle or close to the top end of its range?

Given the choice between 10-to-150 lb.ft and 25-to-250 lb.ft click torque wrenches, which would you choose if you're only interested in tightening car wheel bolts to 88.5 lb.ft? The equivalent metric ...
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Flat tires after relacing 3 times and 2 rims later, still keeps gokng flat

My front passenger tire keeps going flat. This is the third tire and second rim. What is happening?
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Making Jeep Gladiator Sport S (NOT Max Tow) Off-Road Ready

So I'm buying a new Jeep Sport S and want to make it off-road ready. I am going to be replacing the tires/wheels and adding a lift. My question is: Can a stock Sport S handle 33s... or even 35s? I ...
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Using bicycle tool and technique for lug nuts

Since I already have two 1/4″ torque wrenches for bicycle work (click style; 20 Nm and beam style; 9 Nm), I am hoping that my 3/8″ torque wrench (Beam style; 90 Nm — 800 inch.pound) would be adequate ...
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Will these wire wheels fit my Honda Accord?

I'm in the market for a bit of Tokyo drift. I got some wheels I like the look of. Details of which can be found here.. The Honda I have seen has the tyre specification 235/45 R18 was wondering which ...
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Whistle noise from front wheel/brakes?

I was getting a whistle noise from my wheel and replaced the pads and rotors. Put it back together and same noise. I even took it apart again and regreased everything and lubricated parts that i ...
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Front wheel covers getting abnormally dirty?

My front 2 wheel covers always get super dirty but the back never does. Some oily black stuff always covers the front 2 wheel covers a few days after washing it clean. Is there something leaking or is ...
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what size tire is compatible with 225 45 17?

Looking for winter tires and rims. But can't find much for the 225 45 17 in a 5 x 100 bolt pattern size. What are some optional other sizes I could put on my 2004 VW Jetta 1.8T?
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My 2016 Chevrolet Spark started making a noise at high speeds, but then stopped. Is it safe to drive?

I was driving on the interstate and then my car started making this fluttering noise that sounded like when you go up a rollercoaster except if you went up them at 100mph. It only seemed to happen at ...
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Is it safe to drive with this scratched wheel or should I fix it?

This is the scratched wheel after hitting a big rock is it safe to drive?Is it a scratch or a crack?
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I hit a curb hard and I popped the tire and the wheel is scratched? Besides the popped tire can the wheel run again?

I hit a curb hard while I was turning in order to get through a gate. This popped the wheel and left a hole.
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All lug nuts come off without any warning and studs backed off

I was replacing the wheels on my 2011 jeep wrangler sahara,torqued to 95 lb/ft and when i went to go test drive it nothing felt off until i was on the highway and before i even got to 80 km/h my wheel ...
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Squealing noise from front of car while driving

I have a squealing noise coming from the front of the car while driving: https://youtu.be/e8jWk88JDhA It happens while driving on a smooth road as you can see in the video, and it stops immediately ...
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Wheel Came Off 3.5T Horse Box While Driving - Most Likely Cause?

About 4 months ago I had my Horsebox MOT’d and had brand new tyres on every wheel. Last week while driving down the dual carriageway/highway, we heard a loud bang, I tried to brake but had no brakes, ...
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replace 1 or 2 rims/wheel if car hit a curb? [closed]

My car hit a curb while I was parking two days ago; speed was lower than 15mph. Still, the bent is noticeable in the front, passenger's side, and less noticeable in the rear, also passenger's side: ...
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Steering wheel feels wobbly after changing wheels to 215/45zR18

I have a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was using winter tires of size 205/60R16 and changed into 215/45zR18 summer wheels yesterday by myself. Now when I drive on not-flat uneven or wavy roads , I can ...
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How can a wheel fall off while wheelnuts remained in place?

My grandson drives a Mercedes 2001 van; the front passenger wheel fell off while driving, but the wheel nuts remained in place, and did not come off. The holes on the wheel had been enlarged enough ...
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Locking Lugnuts - please help!

I have a vehicle from my father who passed away about a year ago - mom gave me the car as she didn't need it anymore. Well, come time to do some tire work and replacing, and there are locking lugnuts ...
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Can the car jack get adjusted?

I was lifting my car (Kia Sportage) with its jack when I get it down I noticed the Jack was twisted as in this photo not sure if it is broken or it just adjusted. Can someone tell me if it is fixable,...
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Can I put 255/40 R20 tyres against manufacturer recommended 225/60 R17 on GMC terrain 2015 SLE2 version

I have GMC terrain SLE2 trim 2015 model with R17 225/60 tyres as manufacturer recommendation. When I bought this car, it was installed with 275/40 R20 tyre. However, now its time for for tyre change, ...
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Is this damage from incorrect rim installation serious?

Update: I've had it checked out by a local workshop, they said it's all good. Follow up to this question. When installing my steel rims, I've stupidly put the wheel nuts on backwards. It was possible ...
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Strange look of alloy wheel (molten?!)

On my way back home today, I noticed a sound that wasn't there in the morning. As if I were, now and then, wheeling over a small gravel. I inspected the wheels, and noticed a very strange look of one ...
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A sprocket, sprocket-wheel or chainwheel is a "profiled wheel" with teeth that mesh with a chain, track or other perforated or indented material

What does "profiled wheel" mean in "a sprocket, sprocket-wheel or chainwheel is a profiled wheel with teeth that mesh with a chain, track or other perforated or indented material"? ...
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Is this rust around lug nut holes unsafe?

Stock steel rims on a 2014 Ford, bad looking (to me) rust around lug nut holes: What worries me is the flaking & raw rust right around the lug nut holes. I think some of it is from when I ...
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Why do most cars have positive offset wheels from the factory?

Most cars come with stock wheels that have very high positive offset. Why was this design choice taken? Does it improve fuel economy or make it cheaper to manufacture?
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Black dust and crackling sound on rear rim

Pls I noticed black dust on one of car rear rim and a crackling sound on the same side what are the cause and what should be done? Thank you
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Toyota corolla 2015 tyre upsize

I have Toyota corolla 2015 with 17" rims. The recommended tyre size is 215/45 r17, but I live in an area where there are a lot of pits on the roads. Can I go with 215/50 r17, and how much will ...
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Can lack of brake fluid cause wheel leakage

My tuk tuk has wheelleakage this is after fluid reservoir become empty and becomes hot in the wheel
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What could be the cause of damaged wheel nut surfaces on aluminum rim?

I recently managed to damage the rear right door area of my car, including minor cosmetic damage to my rear right rim, and got a new rear rim paid by insurance. Today was the time for seasonal wheel ...
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Cause of weird wheel failure on homemade utility trailer

I have a homemade utility trailer that's made from an old car or truck axle. I inherited it from my late father-in-law who bought it off a guy in his neighborhood and I've been using for over 15 years....
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Car frequently loses its alignment over minor bumps and potholes even after getting aligned

I own a Dec 2019 EcoSport RHD. It has been a problem ever since I bought the car. First there was an issue of stubborn left pull. After lot of argument, the dealer replaced the right knuckle and ...
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Why does the wheel size affect the cars gearing?

Using online gearing top speed calculators I realized that the bigger the diameter of the wheels, the higher the theoretical gearing top speed is. Why is that? Why does bigger wheel act as increasing ...
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What is the socket size for Kia wheels?

I drive Kia Sportage 2018 I want to buy a socket that fits my impact driver to help me change my car's tyres. What size socket shall I get? Update: I bought a 19mm socket but was too small
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Seized lug nut, Stud came loose from the hub, Wheel still on. How to remove?

How I got here: I replaced the front axle (steering) U-joints in my 1997 Jeep Wrangler, as one had gotten loose. The other looked okay, but when I pressed it out, it was rusty on the inside as well, ...
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Why do space saver tires have a low speed rating?

Space saver spare tires are smaller wheels and tires that can be fitted in the event of a puncture. They are generally only rated to 50 mph, and short distances. This Quora answer sums up the ...
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How to tie cotter pins around castle/locker nuts?

Is there a simple procedure for tying cotter pins around caste or locker nuts?
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Rim width is a matter when use wider tire?

I want to use a wide tire for my car. According to my readings, tires could be used with a 20mm +/- variation than the stock ones. So tire width (internal or outer) needs to match rim width? Also tire ...
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I have a 2013 Nissan Sentra and I hit a lot hole

I hit a pot hole the other week in the back rear tire and bent the rim, someone hammered it out for me a little but I still get a noisy wobble when I drive it is not so severe when I’m driving faster ...
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I scraped my rim what should I do?

I made a u turn and scraped my rim
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What could be wrong on my car

My wheel is on an angle After a small accident. What could I have broken
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Rhythmic squeaking sound from front wheels

I took my car in (2011 Nissan Rogue SL AWD) for an AC repair earlier this week but I was hoping they could also take a look to see what has been causing a squeaking/squealing sound to come from the ...
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Hit a curb - scraped rim and took out chunk of tire, should I replace tire? [closed]

[![Hello, I was driving out this narrow drive thru and hit the curb as I turned to leave. It scraped my rim and took a chunk of the tire. Is it drive-able? Should I get the tire replaced? Thank you
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2006 Ford Fiesta front left wheel clicking with each rotation

my Fiesta has a clicking noise on front left that happens with each tire rotation on a specific spot. It's always a single click, not a rattle or something similar. The brake pads are gripping the ...
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Hot Brakes, Wheel sticks

Hello I have a 2012 F150 that the brakes constantly get hot on the left front side. The rotors and brake were recently replaced, but this issue seems to be ongoing even with the older brake and rotor ...
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