Tire rubbing, or something else ?

Tynan918

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I swapped out my 22" IROCS with my 15" rallies.
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CopperNick

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Couldn't understand half of his commentary but the issues he was describing could be things you ought to take a look at. Most specifically, when he grabbed the wheel and tried to shake it sideways and it moved as it did, think inner and outer tie rod ends, idler arm, pitman arm, maybe. When he tried to get the wheel to move up and down, that would have been to test the ball joints. Another way is get the wheel unloaded and off the ground and then use a long pry bar on a block of wood with the end tucked under the wheel and see if the wheel will move up; it shouldn't. I was also hearing some wheel "sigh" which is a noise made by the rotor as it passes through the pads, not abnormal.

He also commented about, I think, the tightness of the spindle nut. Once that nut is screwed down and set correctly, there ought to have been a cotter pin inserted and split apart/bent to lock it into place. No cotter pin and a loose nut is a recipe for disaster; the wheel will try to walk off the spindle and only the caliper is there to retain it but it can jam against the caliper and RFN you have three wheels turning and one that ain't. Instant change of direction towards the wheel that has just locked up.



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Tynan918

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Couldn't understand half of his commentary but the issues he was describing could be things you ought to take a look at. Most specifically, when he grabbed the wheel and tried to shake it sideways and it moved as it did, think inner and outer tie rod ends, idler arm, pitman arm, maybe. When he tried to get the wheel to move up and down, that would have been to test the ball joints. Another way is get the wheel unloaded and off the ground and then use a long pry bar on a block of wood with the end tucked under the wheel and see if the wheel will move up; it shouldn't. I was also hearing some wheel "sigh" which is a noise made by the rotor as it passes through the pads, not abnormal.

He also commented about, I think, the tightness of the spindle nut. Once that nut is screwed down and set correctly, there ought to have been a cotter pin inserted and split apart/bent to lock it into place. No cotter pin and a loose nut is a recipe for disaster; the wheel will try to walk off the spindle and only the caliper is there retain it but it can jam against the caliper and RFN you have three wheels turning and one that ain't. Instant change of direction towards the wheel that has just locked up.



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I try to get some video footage of the noise when I drive it today.
 

Tynan918

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Ok... The noise ended up being the "beauty trim" attached to the rim. I read another discussion and someone mentioned it being the cause of their noise problem after years and unnecessary replacements, he sprayed WD-40 on the rims and trim teeth and it solved his problem.

My rims are a bit rusted where the trim teeth sit...haven't lightly sanded the rust off or sprayed any lubricant yet.
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Huh. Would not have considered them as being the culprits. Lost the trim rings from the set of 15" rims that my 85 came with almost immediately way back when. Thinking they may be up on one of the mezzanine shelves but not worth the risk to life and limb to climb up there for a peek.



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Tynan918

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Huh. Would not have considered them as being the culprits. Lost the trim rings from the set of 15" rims that my 85 came with almost immediately way back when. Thinking they may be up on one of the mezzanine shelves but not worth the risk to life and limb to climb up there for a peek.



Nick
Yea I need to spray them down with WD-40 and put them back on and see if they stop sqeaking.

Got the idea from another forum...
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