I am having a very difficult time getting my wheels balanced. I
bought new tires earlier in the year, and of course the wheels were
balanced in the process. However, before I got even a mile down
the road I heard things hitting the wheel wells, and when driving
at a very slow speed I could hear a scraping noise. The scraping
noise turned out to be wheel weights sliding around on the rim, and
some of the weights were missing. They have tried three times to
get weights to stay on, using lead weights and aluminum weights,
which have a tighter grip on the rims, but even the aluminum weights
will not stay on.
I discussed the issue with the tech, and he said that it is likely
that wheel thickness is different with newser wheels, and the weights
are made for the newer wheels so will not stay on my old 1997 wheels.
That sounds like it might be a reasonable explanation, so does
anyone have any ideas about how I can get weights to stay on, or
am going to have to buy new wheels to solve the problem.