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Rotated..miles per hour..a sound from the drivers side rear tire that

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Recently rotated my tires. Now at 70 to 80 miles per hour I hear a sound from the drivers side rear tire that is like what a basball card sounds like hitting the spoke of a bycycle wheel.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 8 years ago.


It sure sounds to me like the tire picked up something in the road right after you rotated the tires,,coincedental?

Have you had the tire inspected?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
NO, I haven't had the tire inspected but I don't think it is something that I picked off the road because I only hear it between 70 & 80 miles an hour.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 8 years ago.


The only other thing it could be is there might be a small bubble in the tire itself and wont be able to hear it at lower speeds, pretty common.

Other than that i cant think of ANYTHING else that would cause this after rotating the tires...



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