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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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Roadside wheel change metal d clip

I'm trying to change the wheel on my peugeot partner (on the roadside) I'm not sure what this metal d clip on the wheel is? Could anyone advise how I remove this to change the wheel and what it ...
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Should the inflation pressure for low profile tires be the same as for regular tires?

I always thought that even if you go the large wheel + low profile tire route one should keep the pressure to what's recommended by the manufacturer. However I noticed that some people swear by ...
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wheel offset and effect on car geometry

I have a Subaru WRX which is about to have Brembo calipers and disks. The OEM wheels at 17x7J and 55 Offset do not clear the Brembo calipers. After spending days measuring clearance from wheel hub, ...
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Clunking noise at back wheel

My car(Ford puma) is making a clunking noise on the back passenger side wheel when I go over bumps and like a whering noise when I go round left hand corners?
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Grease on wheel bolts or not?

My father (an engineer, but not an auto mechanic) taught me to use a tiny dab of machine grease on the thread (not the rim) of each wheel bolt. This would help against corrosion, and help when ...
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Suzuki ATV LT160 wheel hub gets stuck going on

I've got a 2000 Suzuki LT160 ATV. The bearings blew up inside the wheel hub while riding. I took the entire front right wheel assembly off, including the knuckle arm and cleaned everything. Had to ...
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OEM Wheels for a 2012 Odyssey

I have a 2012 Honda Odyssey. I'm having trouble finding OEM wheels for it. the spec calls for 7J x 17 ET50 5 lug x 120. Are there other Honda model wheels that I can use?
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Humming noise at 40km/h and up. Tires? Wheel bearings?

02 Honda Civic SiR with Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires. I've been getting a humming noise at about 40km/h and higher. I changed over from winter tires about a month ago, but I can't recall ...
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Hit a curb. Rim scratched up bad. Any damage other than rim do you think?

Do you think there could be more damage other than the rim being scratched?
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Unadjustable wheel alignment?

The guy at the just tire told me the alignment is not adjustable, I need new parts If i want to fix it, and also told me it won't effect the tire, is this true? One of my friends told me it will wear ...
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wheel came off; what happened? [closed]

I saw a car (sedan) disabled in the left (driving) lane of a fairly busy road, with the right front wheel off, and the car resting on the brake rotor. The car was new-ish, and in good condition. I ...
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Is balancing necessary on a full-wheel change?

Context: Up until now, I had only one set of rims and 2 sets of tires (summer/winter). Every season change, I went to a shop to install the tires on the same rims. This always included balancing. ...
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Tyre number for Honda

I have just purchased a used Honda Accord Euro 2005. I did not check the tyre number while purchasing. Yesterday one the tyres was bursted. Then I matched the tyre number mentioned in the door of the ...
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Are a bearing and C-clip all you need to replace a from wheel bearing?

I need to double check this. My front wheel bearing is busted(by someone eles analysis) on a citroen picasso 2006. I have bought a bearing kit consisting of the bearing, a c clip and a nut. I will ...
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Remove and replace a wheel bearings without puller or press?

I'm a bit desperate here. Is there any way you can hammer out a wheel bearing and replace a new one without a press or puller. I am talking raw hammer to knock out and press back in with hammer and ...
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Thumping/vibration linked with wheel rotation

I have a 1999 Mercedes C class with a wheel vibration. Its a pulsing kind of like tapping your finger on a table or driving over grooved roads. Its linked to vehicle speed and is apparent from really ...
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What could cause these scratches on my wheels?

3 of 4 of my wheels have this very particular circular scratch around the center of the wheel with a diameter the same as my bolt pattern. I don’t see what could have caused them. The wheels have a ...
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What are diamond cut alloy wheels?

I'm thinking of buying a new car, and one of the options it has is diamond cut alloy wheels. What's the difference between normal and diamond cut alloys?
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tire leaks with chrome wheels

I had a flat repaired recently and was told it was the result of having chrome wheels. Something about rust building up in the wheel where it meets the tire and causing a gap, thus the air leak.
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Clarification on Toyota Coralla Winter Tires

I placed an online order today for 4 wheels and 4 winter tyres Wheels - 15 in steel Wheel - X 45921 Tire - 205/55 R16 Clarification - Will R16 tyres fit on 15 in Steel wheels ? ...
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How can you change a pressed wheel bearing without a hydraulic press?

Is there a good way to change a pressed wheel bearing without a hydraulic press? Clearly it's better to do it the right way, which I'm doing (well, a mechanic is doing), but I was wondering if a ...
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Wheel grinding on brake piston

I recently replaced the brake pads on my 2014 Nissan Altima. Once done I took it for a drive to make sure everything sounded and felt correct and I heard this awful grinding noise. I check the pads ...
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can prolonged tyre pressure lead to loosened lug nuts/damaged bearing and thus cause a wheel to mysteriously fall off?

Cause this just happened to my bro. Traveling on the highway and to my knowledge has had low tyre pressure for at least half a year on all wheels.
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I'm looking for wheels for my car (first time buyer). Why isn't anybody saying what the full bolt pattern is?

I'm looking online for used wheels for sale. I need wheels with bolt pattern 5x98 for my Alfa Romeo 156. Almost nobody is actually writing what the full bolt pattern is. They all seem to write "5" if ...
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What are these metal clips where my wheel rims meet the tires and what are they for?

I had a leaky tire, so I took it in to be checked for a puncture. The guy found no puncture but found it was leaking air where this clip met the tire: That clip had been there since I bought the ...
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Is it normal for the wheels to be over 100C hot after a few kilometers of driving?

I drove my car from my parking to a spot where I can wash my car 3.5 km away. I thought it might be a good idea to clean the rims, so I splashed water towards the front wheel. To my surprise, steam ...
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Where can I find (Wheel alignment softwares) to download and use?

I've been searching the web for a long time to find any wheel alignment softwares but I couldn't find any ! please inform me if you know where to download or buy one. Thank you
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What is this wire in my tyre?

On my car there are these strange wires sticking out my tyre. They are wedged in the tyre at one end, and I pulled a few out before taking the photos below, before getting one stuck in my finger... ...
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Wheel bearing noise?

Apologies in advance if this question has been asked before; I'm not familiar enough with cars to identify or make speculations on the relative source of this problem. CAR DETAILS: 1999 Toyota ...
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What can cause a wheel to fall off/hub to break?

Recently my wheel came off as you can see in picture. I want to know what could be the various causes for this. Is it just that the wheel/lug nuts haven't been torqued down proplery or could it be ...
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How to remove wheel from boot

Trying to remove wheel from boot but doesn't move. From pic seems to be screwed down somehow through center hole. Do I need a tool to twist this or something. How can I remove the wheel?
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Proof accident (wheel related)

like a student on forensics I study how we could detect some accident trace on a car who look like nice. I should find something related to wheels. I think I have find already one. After an accident,...
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Rubbing sounds when making sharp turns after getting the brakes replaced

Went to a auto shop to get all pads and front rotors replaced. Now my car is making a rubbing type noise at the wheels when making a sharp turn. Any ideas what this likely is?
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Stuck wheel bolt, how to remove?

How can a get a REALLY stuck wheel bolt off my 2016 BMW? So far I’ve tried: A 450mm breaker bar standing on the end of it GT85 lubricant and the breaker bar again An impact driver with 500nm of ...
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Wheel offset effect on performance

When it comes to upgrading wheels and tires, drivers tend to have two different goals in mind: Improving their vehicle's handling/performance Improving their vehicle's appearance A lower positive ...
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Wheel issues and steering wheel

So whenever I turn my vehicle either to full right or left does steering wheel does not return to center I have manually return. As well as the front tires are straight they are sitting at angle. The ...
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Recommendation For Tightening Wheel Stud

I have to replace a broken wheel stud in the rear of a kia Optima. I do not have an impact gun to tighten down the stud properly but I do have a torque wrench. The problem is that the hub will spin ...
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Best way to remove rust from brake calipers without removing wheel

I have rang a few garages but none offer to remove rust from brake calipers, a lot of people say it is going to rust around there a bit anyway but I wanted to make them look shiny new for when I give ...
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severe tire shake at highway speeds under acceleration

I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey with 201000 miles. At speeds above 60mph there is a heavy vibration from the front wheels. It is gets worse when accelerating and will smooth out immediately upon lifting ...
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Rear wheel air leakage while riding(royal enfield classic 350)

Air leakage on rear wheel while riding.The rear wheel got wheel wobbling from last five month onwards,Then i took into RE service center and they did wheel alignment and changing swing arm bush. Even ...
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Hubcentric vs OEM compatible steel wheel

I've Nissan Rouge SL 2015 with 18 inch wheel size. I want to buy steel wheels. When I look for options on Costco website it shows me Hubcentric and OEM Compatible. I'm not sure what's the ...
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Bad wheel wobble on Chevy Impala

I have a 2009 chevy impala LT 3.5 with a bad wheel wobble on the front passenger side. I've replaced the wheel bearing, had the wheel balanced, had a wheel alignment done, and replaced the control arm....
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Will putting a 5x115 lug pattern wheel on 5x114.3 fit?

If it fits, will driving with it cause any damage? It is intended as a full-size spare, though I might consider getting a full set in the future. The car is 2008 Hyundai Elantra SE. I'm finding no ...
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When buying a new tire at car shop, they pumped the new tire and it popped loudly, is that normal?

My ears don't hurt, but my left ear feels a little blocked afterwards. I was standing a meter and a half away from a machine that fits rim into the tire, while also pumping air or something. The tire ...
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Alloy wheel really stuck fast to the hub, any practical avoidance steps?

Last night, in the wee small hours, I set about changing the brake discs (rotors) and pads on my 2012 VW Golf. I lifted the car off the ground and removed all of the wheel bolts. I then found that ...
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How to get this lug off

My truck had these fancy lug nuts and I accidentally broke one off and I don't know how to get the remnants off. Any ideas?
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Should I steer clear of a moped 17 years old only 50 miles on the clock

I think I'm about to purchase a super clean moped that's 17 years old and is said to run "perfect". It comes with the promis of an MOT if I buy. It does look mint - V5 in owners name but he hasn't had ...
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Ford Edge wheel bounce when slightly turning left

I drive a 2007 Ford Edge and when I get to 40-50mph I experience a wheel shake on the front driver when slightly turning left. Also when I get to about 70mph the ABS and Traction control Lights come ...
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Will I be able to use these wheels from my 2004 Saturn L300 on my 2005 Pontiac G6?

The tires on my G6 are 225 r50 17. One of them blew out today and I have fairly new tires on my Saturn that I'd like to swap. The Saturn tires are 215 R55 16, would I be able to use these tires? I'm ...
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Is it advisable to upgrade/downgrade tyres of Hyundai Santro Xing eRLX to 145/70 R13 from 155/70 R13

I've a Hyundai Santro Xing eRLX car and currently it has 155/70 R13 tyres on four wheels and all tyres almost crossed 40000kms. I've recently replaced both front tyres with brand new tyres. I've two ...