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Post by MikeyH » Wed May 15, 2024 6:49 pm

Hi Guys, what sort of sound does a bent wheel make and can it be bent by a clumsy tyre fitter? Mike.
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Post by enuff_zed » Wed May 15, 2024 7:20 pm

MikeyH wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 6:49 pm Hi Guys, what sort of sound does a bent wheel make and can it be bent by a clumsy tyre fitter? Mike.
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More likely to be the dust shield bent while fitting/removing the wheel so it is catching the disc.
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Post by raymond.harper » Wed May 15, 2024 7:23 pm

A bent alloy wheel would cause severe vibration as you drive along from the affected wheel. Check the wheel nuts are tight first

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Post by MikeyH » Wed May 15, 2024 11:39 pm

Thank you both, I have had the wheels off to do the roof drains so will check tomorrow but hopefully okay and I have felt around the wheels and can’t feel anything odd. I did wonder if the hand brake pads might be causing a problem as they squeak sometimes. :thumbsup: Mike.
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Post by MikeyH » Thu May 16, 2024 12:14 pm

Glad it’s not a bent wheel, made another quick feel around the wheels this morning can’t see if anything is rubbing though. I’ll check the wheel nuts later :thumbsup: I had wondered if a stone had got in behind somewhere like on the G29 but have wiggled the backing plate and nothing has dropped out :thumbsup: &
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Post by pvr » Thu May 16, 2024 12:40 pm

Before my rusted back plates were replaced, they made a terrible noise when reversing. I would not rule them out unless you have really seen them not touching the wheel
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Post by MikeyH » Thu May 16, 2024 6:47 pm

pvr wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 12:40 pm Before my rusted back plates were replaced, they made a terrible noise when reversing. I would not rule them out unless you have really seen them not touching the wheel
I will have a proper look over the weekend, it sounds like when you spin a hosepipe round and round. I'm hoping it's not the back axle, if it is I will put up with it. Mike.
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Post by pvr » Thu May 16, 2024 7:32 pm

The more you describe it, the more it sounds like what mine was like.
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Post by MikeyH » Thu May 16, 2024 8:33 pm

pvr wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 7:32 pm The more you describe it, the more it sounds like what mine was like.
Thank you PVR, this has been bugging me for weeks, I will have a proper look. :thumbsup:
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