[A4] Front tire *thump* & brake pads

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 28 08:54:14 EDT 2006

Richard Hurt wrote:
> In the week since I reinstalled my wheel I haven't heard
> the noise once.  Riddle me that Batman!?!?
> My only thought is that somehow the wheel got put back on slightly
> crooked/offsides and when I r&r'd it it straightened back out.  I know,
> crazy!  The lugs were not loose and I couldn't shake the tire or anything.

Sounds plausible.  It may be the sytle of lugnut (tapered or shank)
is wrong, or they weren't torqued enough, and that lets the wheel
feel tight when you move it by hand, but lets it move under the
weight of a 2-ton car.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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