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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a slightly bent rim cause an outer CV boot leak?

After a severe pothole, I bent very slightly my front right rim right before a road trip. As the effect wasn't noticeable, I went on my road trip. I noticed the clamp on my CV boot had gone loose on ...
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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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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 ...
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wheel lock nut identification

I have purchased a used car, but it appears not to have a wheel lock key or any information in the manual and the tyres are in need of a change. I would like to know what make of bolt this is as i ...
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Air leaking from rear tire

The rear tyre pressure of my motorbike gets reduced from 36 psi to 23 psi within a week. I checked, there is no puncture or any problems with the nozzle. The temperature conditions where i live are ...
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T6 Kombi T30 Startline 150ps 2l Tdi - Stock Wheel Size

I'm having a hard time working out what my options are for new wheels for my T6. I'm not sure of the width of the basic stock wheels that came with the (startline) van. I've linked pictures with tyre ...
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Do you need to grease wheel hubs

I just replaced the wheel hubs on my car and I was wondering if you need to pack the whole spindle with grease like you do on the older style of wheel bearings?
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Wheel spacers don't fit

I ordered a set of 4 pcs wheel spacers online for my 2017 Honda Rancher 420 4x4. Got spacers in today,they don't fit my wheels.The wheels don't fit over the rim that is sticking up inside lug nuts. ...
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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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Can I use tires of the same dimensions from a Ford on a Honda?

I'm looking to buy tires off a friend (new and unused) with rims fitted and balanced. They're of the size 215/50R17 , which is exactly what my Honda Civic Touring has. He bought it for his Ford Focus, ...
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What is the difference between 245/75R16 and 265/70R16, and will it damage my car to drive with one smaller tire?

We bought a 1997 Chevy Suburban and recently put new tires on at Walmart. The associate there told us that we had the wrong size tires. Rather than worrying about different rim sizes or something I ...
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Changing wheel size on 2011 Subaru Outback from 16 to 17

I have a question about my 2011 Subaru outback wagon. Would changing the wheel size from 16 to 17 affect the way my car would respond to hitting ice and antilock brake function? My car starting ...
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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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Can I put 1998 LS400 wheels on a 2013 RAV4?

LS400 has 225/60R16 wheels. RAV4 has 235/55R18 wheels. Can I move the wheels off the LS400 to the RAV4? The bolt patterns and center bores are identical. https://www.wheel-size.com/size/toyota/...
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Does a wider tire always mean more grip/traction

Recently, i had a discussion with someone about tire width. I claimed, that with bigger (wider) tires, a car would have more traction/grip. The person i was discussing this with, agreed with me, up to ...
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Why is a bigger car tire way more expensive than a smaller tire?

Why is a 19" car tire way more expensive than a 16" tire? If you compare a 225/45/19 with a 215/65/16 they are double the price even though they have the exact same outer diameter. One possible ...
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Pothole resistance: what matters besides tire sidewall height?

I am buying a new car. The wheel options are 225/55-19 and 225/65-17. My old car has 195/60-15 wheels. I live in a region of the world with lots of potholes. So, the general recommendation is to go ...
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1995 Camry LE rim and tire swap with 2012

I have a '95 Camry as well as a 2012 Camry which is paid off, but totaled (no collision). I'd just bought brand new tires a month before. Is there any way possible that I can put the 2012 size 16 rims ...
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Alloy Wheels Ford SportKA

My Ford SportKA 1.6 2005 recently failed its MOT, due to the rear wheels being distorted. The part number of the alloy wheels are 3S51-AB, Wheel width - 6J, PCD - 4X108, Offset - ET34. However i ...
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Do I need a new rim?

Hello, I just had a blowout with my 2016 chevrolet equinox after dropping my kids at school. Its raining so as a result of the blowout I lost control and hit the curb 😥. Currently waiting on ...