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I just put my donut on my front left wheel. When I was

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I just put my donut on my front left wheel. When I was taking off the previous tire and putting on the new one, I had to fight it a bit. Now it's make a noise. Like metal rubbing against metal.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is this the first time you're dealing with this issue?
Customer: Yes. 72995
JA: What is the model of your '70995 Ford?
Customer: 2012 SE focus
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Not much. I was listening while driving around where I changed it. I'm afraid I'm going to mess something up.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not really.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 8 months ago.

HI,

Ok, you need to jack the front end up and see if the wheel is loose, as you really have to torque down on the bolts for the donut wheel due to is design. If ok, then turn the steering wheel so tire is pointed inward all the way and check the brake dust shield behind the brake rotor. You may have bent it while fighting to get the wheel off. If it is bent, take some pliers or a screwdriver and bend it back. This is the most likely problem

Expert:  Eric replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Eric replied 8 months ago.

I noticed we have not yet resolved your concern you asked about. I would sure appreciate it if you would reply so I can offer my skills and knowledge and repair guide access to help as best I can.

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