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

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Steering wheel/gas pedal vibrations after new tires and wheels

I'm familiar with SE but new to the Mechanics side of the site. Anyway, I bought new wheels and tires for my 2005 Mazda 3 S hatch back in June. I upgraded the then-current "MB" brand 16" aftermarket ...
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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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Car pulls to the right when braking - started after putting jack stand under control arm

So when I jacked my car through a front central jack point, I managed to raise the car high enough to put the jack stand under the designated jack point on the left side of the car but it wasn't high ...
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How thick should sheet metal be for steel wheel tubs?

As the title asks when building wheel tubs for a hot rod what sheet metal thickness should you use to build your wheel tubs?
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SEAT Alhambra (2014) spare wheel

I have a SEAT Alhambra (2014) which does not come with a spare wheel. I want to buy a cheap spare wheel (2nd hand maybe), that I can keep in my garage for emergencies but I have no clue about these ...
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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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BMW e83/2008 X3 rear wheels skidding at low speed turns

After replacing worn gear in transfer case actuator servo motor, I noticed that rear wheels appear to be skidding on dry surface when I try to brake or accelerate at low speeds with steering wheel ...
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Wobbling sound from wheels at all speeds

I had a wobbling sensation while braking, and they replaced my front brakes and said the rotors were warped and replaced those, too. Wobbling went away. Then I had my tires rotated for 50,000 mile ...
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Wheel (?) rattling/scrapping/vibrating until I let off gas

F-150 has suddenly developed a rattling that sounds like it's coming from the front right wheel. It is very "tinny" or aluminum sounding, and ONLY occurs during acceleration. As soon as I ...
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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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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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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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Will lighter wheels soften the ride of an Acura RDX?

I've spent some time in a 2016 Acura RDX and I find its ride to be very harsh – every little imperfection in the road is transmitted and felt by the occupants. The RDX is marketed as a "sporty&...
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Wheel Centricity - Barrel

I have a quick question in regards to a specification I saw concerning wheels. Specifically, the property that left me perplex is that of "centricity". The specifications of the wheels ...
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Can I put a smaller size tire on staggered rear rims which will allow me to use the same size tire on all four staggered rims?

I drive a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG 4matic. The rear wheels are staggered with 285-35-20 tires on 20/9.5 wheels, while the front tires are 255-40-20 on 20/8.5 wheel. The current rear tire size only ...
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Scratches on wheel

I have a leased car for work and the wheel got scratched against the curb. Is there a way to get these scratches out of the wheel? I am quite worried. Thank you for your help! Kaitlin
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Toyota Corolla with hot wheels

I have been having hot wheels of recent since I changed the brake pads. After like 2km drive it will be excessively hot.I have had the calipers serviced and even changed the masters,yet it persisted. ...
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Alignment of red dot (uniformity mark) on tire when no white dot or dimple

I am new to tire markings, and have been reading what they mean. However, there is not one clear source of information what to do when there is no white dot/dimple on the rim (marking the rim's ...
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How can I remove or superficial scratches on my wheels?

When getting my tires rotated, the guy scratched a few of my wheels, but when I touch them it’s not rough, it’s smooth. Is there any way to remove these scratches? I’m getting new wheels and these are ...
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Indication of a seated bead

Does a tube have to 'pop' for the bead to set? I've changed the tire, pumped to 30 PSI. The line on the tire looks even across the circumference, but there was no 'pop'. Should I pump it up further? ...
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More durable rotary rotary lawnmower wheels?

What are some suitable replacements for modern rotary lawnmower wheels? I have something similar to this: Typical push-style Masport lawnmower 7" (~175mm) front-end Masport wheel 8" (~200mm) rear-...
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Damage to shocks over sharp curb

I drive a 2012 Sportage and I accidentally drove over the curb yesterday. The bricks that made this curb where old and irregular so there we sharp bits poking out. I was not driving too fast but as ...
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Crooked steering became straight after tyre rotation

In october last year I bought 4 tires for my car and at same time got the alignment and balancing done. After that the steering wheel angle was a little bit crooked, as the car neither glided to any ...
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Front-end vibrations in Pontiac G6

Car: 2007 Pontiac G6 (3.5L engine) Problem: Front-end vibration Details: I feel the vibrations primarily in the steering wheel. However, I also slightly feel it in my foot resting on the gas pedal ...
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What rims are these?

I'm not sure if I'm in the right place for asking this question, but maybe someone knows offhand. This is my Acura TL 2004, and it has these custom rims on it. One rim is bent a bit and it's causing ...
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Play in the steering wheel when driving slowly over a bump in a turn

When I drive slowly in a turn, and especially while parking, I often feel a subtle but noticeable bump through the wheel, like there is play in some component connecting the steering wheel to the ...
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Slapping sound coming from wheel

When driving, I noticed that a slapping sound was coming from my rear passenger-side wheel. The tempo of the slapping sound would accelerate and decelerate as the car's speed increased and decreased. ...
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What metrics do I need to consider when changing rim size, and how can I find out what I have?

I have a 2017 ford edge sport. It came with the 21 inch tires which apart from being super expensive also don't give quite the same cushy ride that 18 inch tires with a similar diameter would. I'm ...
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Mercedes-Benz 2008 C350. Turning the steering wheel left or right is stuck

Mercedes-Benz 2008 C350 The vehicle moves forward and backwards no problem. When trying to turn left or right turn it is very very hard.
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Would you have made the alignment?

Would you have made the alignment with those specs? Fells like I'm getting scammed... 2nd in 4 months
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I scraped my rim what should I do?

I made a u turn and scraped my rim
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How to remove this wire disc cap from a wheel?

I'm trying to remove an aftermarket wire hub cap from an old Thunderbird. I pried off the center cap, revealing an internal mount containing a captive nut: From what I seen in DIY videos, these type ...
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Cannot get wheel back on hub after replacing lug bolts

I have a 1998 GMC Jimmy. I recently changed the front right tire with a spare. I know I tightened the lugs on both wheels. I went shooting up in the mountain there were a lot of pot holes. I didn't ...
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Any downside to downgrading to 18" wheels on my 2021 Honda Accord Touring?

My 2021 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring comes with stock 19" wheels. The tyre is low profile and my commute has a ton of pot holes. Its my understanding that I can just replace this with 18" ...
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2 New Wheels Causing shaking

I had to buy 2 new wheels for my car. They put 1 new wheel on the left front and the other on the right rear. now I have lots of wobble/shaking especially over 60 mph.
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FWD trike steering

I have a question about reverse trikes like this: Suppose the reverse trike in the photo is FWD, has two individually powered front wheels and has no differential. When the right wheel is driven ...
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Are the rear and front wheels the same on the 2005 Audi A6 Quattro

I know for some cars slightly larger rear wheels are used vs. front wheels. I'm replacing the two right side wheels and wondering if I can get the same wheel for both.
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2020 Toyota Sienna same wheel size as a 2014 Toyota Sienna?

I'm wanting to buy a 2020 Toyota Sienna Limited (premium) but I want to be sure that it will fit my old snow tires/wheel/rims that I have for my 2014 Toyota Sienna Limited. btw, the rims I have are: ...
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Intermittent Ticking Sound Coming From Wheel [2010 Subaru Outback]

I have a 2010 Subaru Legacy Outback that I recently bought. I recently realized that there is sometimes a ticking sound coming from the front left wheel area when driving. The sound is pretty quiet ...
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Motor struggles as front passenger tires pulls and seems to lock up

1996 jeep grand Cherokee v8 4x4 we have changed the calipers thinking that it was locking up but on driving it again we get the same issue. After driving about 3-5 miles you get a lot of walking from ...
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2010 Lincoln MKS 3.7 V6

2010 LINCOLN MKS: Shakes horrible when driving and trying to stop, I’m close to 240,000 miles now but when I’m on smoother roads it’s not as bad. I’m here for an honest opinion because I’ve spent more ...
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wheel compatabily for 7J 17 ET50

any idea ...there is a chart out there that gives all vehicles that use this size wheel....I have a nissan Sentra SE R..want to go to salvage to get steel rims so need a list of compatible vehicles ...
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Rear wheel squeak Motorcycle (video link)

My rear wheel is squeaking. It has a new brake disc, new pads and new bearings in wheel and sprocket hub with new dust seals. Is the noise anything to worry about? The wheel moves freely nicely by ...
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