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Old 03-02-2015, 07:41 PM   #1
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Wheel Noise

We heard a loud noise sounding like a large object in the hubcap. Thought it might be the wheel bearings. After having a wheel seal replaced,bearings packed and the wheel tightened, it happened again. Found out when the hubcap was taken off, it stopped. The hubcap has no visible damage-has anyone else had that problem?
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There may of been a piece of gravel or small rock in the hub cap that fell out when you removed it.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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actually that is not uncommon. When the wheel spins at speed there is centrifugal force built up and (especially with wheel covers) the slightest movement will be magnified.
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Same thing on my 16 inch fronts. I took the hubcaps off and bent out the outer part, that was touching the tire, on the bottom when it flexed.

Must have bent in, from putting them on with a rubber mallet.
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This was a very common complaint. We used to remove the cover and glue thin strips of rubber to the wheel cover where they touched the wheel.
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