Rear tire


#1

My driverside rear tire is making a squeky/clicking sound whem the tire makes a rotation. It sounds like it is coming from the wheel well area.


#2

Does the noise go away or change when you pull up on the emergency brake, or press on the brake pedal slightly?


#3

If you have a plastic wheel cover, remove it and see if the clicking stops. More info would be helpful; make, model, year, front or rear wheel drive, mileage, etc.

Ed B.


#4

I just got my 2003 T-Bird washed and waxed - first time in months, I’m embarrassed to say. When I picked it up last night, the right rear wheel is now making a clicking sound - like something is attached to the tire as it rotates. I looked at it with a flashlight and saw corroded metal along the inside rim of just that tire. A one inch piece broke off in my hand. I cut my finger on a larger piece that is obviously a thick metal that will not break off. Is this the source of the clicking? What does this corrosion mean?


#5

If you’re not sure what it is, I’d get it to a tire shop, and ask them. This doesn’t sound like a safe vehicle anymore.


#6

It means you need to have a knowledgable shop remove and evaluate your wheels ASAP!!!

It’s possible that the castings were overly pourous and you have other problems ready to develop…like having a piece break off of a wheel from resultant corrosion the next time you go on the highway. Until you find out overwise, consider these wheels unsafe. For was having a problem with wheel porosity for a period of years. It caused slow leaks. I’m speculating that your wheels may be some of the bad ones.