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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Tire and Rim Damage From Scraping Curb

So I just had an incident where my wife scraped the curb in my BRAND NEW car with the front right wheel while parking in front of our house. I'd estimate she was going about 8MPH. I witnessed it ...
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I bought a new design wheel covers [closed]

Who is reliable to install it-to put it on the wheels of my car? Also, I bought a new tires, the last time one mechanic -kind of cheap one-charges 15.00 to install the new tire. He didn't put a final ...
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Can I repair this rim by smoothing the edges out? Do I need to?

My 2003 Chevy Tahoe rear driver side wheel came off while on the highway. Nobody was hurt and I was able to grind over to the side of the road (all fortunate). My lug studs were bent so I replaced ...
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Will this tyre fail its MOT?

It's a smallish cut on the sidewall, and I don't think it goes deep enough to reach the cords. Thanks.
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Is it safe to drive with spare wheel but with proper tire?

I recently got a puncture and had to swap out the entire wheel. Luckily, the spare I had was a full size tyre, i.e.: not a skinny tyre like you sometimes see. It looks roughly like this: So, 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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Superficial scratches

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 anyway to remove these scratches? I’m getting new wheels and these are ...
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What is this part that flew off of the car?

While driving a 2004 Saab 93, I heard something that sounded like a baseball card stuck in a bike spoke. I pulled over to see what it was, and this metal piece snapped off and flew out from what I ...
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Ground clearance

Will the ground clearance vary based on the rim diameter? Example: I saw new Hyundai Venue model and it is specified that it has ~190mm for ground clearance, which they might have given for top end ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do tire and rim sizes have to match?

I was looking at a pair of 17" rims but the markings on the tire state 215/45R18. This threw me off because I thought the last number (18) represents how big of a rim the tires can fit on. Is there ...
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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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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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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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Do I need to replace the rim?

Hit a huge pothole last night and when I checked the driver’s side rear tire when I got home I saw the damage. It does not appear to be cracked thankfully. It really only seems to have flattened at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hit a curb and damaged the rim. Is it separating? Is it safe to drive until repair in a few days?

I grazed the curb on a right turn. Is it safe to drive? Is this the rim separating from the tire, or another problem altogether?
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Right drivers side tyre scraped curb, missing chunk - Honda Fit

Please forgive me if I’m not using the correct terms, I know nothing about cars. Earlier today I was driving in a parking lot and scraped up against a curb. Upon further inspection the car itself is ...
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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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2014 Honda CRV, LX Trim Package

I purchased a 2014 Honda CR-V, LX trim Package. It came stock with the metal 16 inch wheels and 215 70 R 16 tires. The specs on the tire are: Diameter 27.9 inches Wheel 16 inches Sidewall 5.9 inches ...
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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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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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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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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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Curb damages on 2015 Nissan Sentra

I was wondering if this needs immediate attention. It goes in next week (it’s a lease).
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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 ? ...