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Old 07-29-2018, 08:20 AM   #1
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Question New tires on front / new grinding/clicking sound

I just had Michelin tires installed on the front of my Class A. Now I have a grinding/clicking sound I never had before installation of the new tires. Anyone experienced this ? Any ideas what it could be?
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:25 AM   #3
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What did the place that installed the tires say when you called them?
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I just had Michelin tires installed on the front of my Class A. Now I have a grinding/clicking sound I never had before installation of the new tires. Anyone experienced this ? Any ideas what it could be?
Well, your post prompts lots of questions.

What make, model, and year of coach?
What type of front suspension?
Were the tires/wheels balanced?
What method of balancing? (Bead, sand?)
Does the sound occur when driving straight, in turns, or both?
Does the sound intensify when turning or braking?
Does the sound appear to come from both front wheels?
Does the sound disappear at speed?


If this was my problem, my first step would be to use the jacks and lift the front wheels off the ground. Then, spin each wheel and see if you detect the sound and from where it emanates.


Edit: Ga traveler posted as I typed (below.) I will absolutely agree with his suggestion!
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:33 AM   #5
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Bet you a hundred dollars you have wheel covers and not aluminum wheels. I have had this complaint dozens of times and it was always the wheel covers. Take the covers off and test drive. I bet the sound will be gone.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I would just take it back to the place that installed the tires!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Bet you a hundred dollars you have wheel covers and not aluminum wheels. I have had this complaint dozens of times and it was always the wheel covers. Take the covers off and test drive. I bet the sound will be gone.
The wheel covers would be my first thought also. If the noise persists there is a possibility a piece of rust may have been jarred loose from the tire change and is lodged between the brake rotor and brake backing plate.
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A little more explanation. The tire rims support the load. The wheel covers do not. as the wheel rolls the rim flexis a small amount. This causes the rim to move against the cover and you get the noise. Some tires cause more flexing than others. My favorite fix was to cut up a old inner tube and space around the cover. Some owners used a light coating of grease and said it worked. You never stated if you have wheel covers or not. I am still betting you do.
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And in addition to all the above make sure the wheel nuts are tight. Yes, it was experience that taught me this.
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Thank you for sharing your suggestions and knowledge, I very much appreciate the quick response.

The Les Schwab Truck Center in Missoula Montana told me to bring the coach back and they would make things right. I will ask that they check the wheel covers, I did mention upon installation there was no felt lining on the inside edges of the cover. I am hoping it is either the covers or dirt particle in the brake rotor or backing plate, should be a fairly easy correction.

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On mine, the wheel wasn't flexing, the tire would bulge, at the bottom, and contact the wheel cover flange.
A quick look will see if its close.

I pryed it out a bit and silenced it.
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