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#16 Littledeere ONLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 09:34 AM

Did they balance the wheels looks like maybe a weight mark some of the weights now will hit if they put the wrong ones on



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Posted August 27, 2016 - 09:50 AM

  Might pay to look at the inside of both rear wheels for the rub mark. Could be a slightly different wheel and was tried on the front and then moved to the rear. I can't buy the fluid pressure increase from heat because as long as the brake pedal is at the top any fluid pressure will be relieved. Now a sticking caliper piston could be the cause.

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Posted August 27, 2016 - 10:24 AM

   Sounds like the shop wanted to sell you a brake job.  Don



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Posted August 27, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Maybe the tire place put the wrong rim on by mistake and then switched it back to the right one, yours.

That was my thought also !


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:42 AM

Maybe the tire place put the wrong rim on by mistake and then switched it back to the right one, yours.

Something discovered last night: The right front rim is NOT identical to the other 4 and it's obvious. The original vent holes are square, these are round, and, the circumference of the raised ridge around the bolt pattern is larger than that of the originals.


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:49 AM

Did they accidentally get two rims mixed up at the tire place?
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 10:50 AM

   Some times rims will run fine on the rear/drum brakes but not the front /Disc brakes. Had that on a subaru, someone had put 81 wheels on the back of a 92. I couldn't rotate the tires.  Don


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Posted August 28, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Did they accidentally get two rims mixed up at the tire place?

Plausible, but, an accident would be somewhat understood. My opinion is, if it were an honest accident: why not come clean instead of going as far as putting an obvious different rim and tire on in its place? BTW...I relied on this antiquated memory when things were described earlier. It is the right rear rim that has the round vent holes, front has square, but, this does not explain the disappearance of the rim which should have a distinct worn area on its inner surface.

The input here is appreciated very much. Thanks



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 11:08 AM

   Some times rims will run fine on the rear/drum brakes but not the front /Disc brakes. Had that on a subaru, someone had put 81 wheels on the back of a 92. I couldn't rotate the tires.  Don

4 W disc. No drums on rear.

Correction: In the dim light of shade they looked like disc on rear...PO just informed me he had had the rear axle replaced last year. Grrr...the harder I try to prove things correct, the worse it seems I make things. Going back out with a light to clarify the brake discription.

Not giving up though. Still doesn't explain the mysterious missing wheel.Thanks


Edited by Phluphy, August 28, 2016 - 11:25 AM.





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