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Old 09-23-2021, 08:32 AM   #1
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Noisy Wheel Solution

A cause for the 'noise/rattle' coming from a wheel is due to not enough compression of the center cap's flange between the wheel and the rotor. When grabbing these center caps they will rotate/rattle indicating this problem. There should be no rotation of the center cap.

Solution to fix:

The center cap has a flange that incorporates 4 detents positioned at 12,3,6 & 9. If the detents are too shallow the results is this 'rattle'. I increased the depth of detents is as follows:

I drilled a 3/16" hole into the front section of a piece of hardwood and placed the 'low detents' of the cap over it. Using a 3/16" nail set and a ball peen hammer, I hit it fairly hard increasing the detent to perhaps 1/8" plus in height.
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Old 09-23-2021, 08:41 AM   #2
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I have haven't a clue about whatever it is you're trying to explain.
When I click on the PDF it just goes to all the ones on my computer.

Are you saying that the castle nut isn't tight enough?
Or possibly that the bearing cover/hub cover is loose.


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Old 09-23-2021, 09:02 AM   #3
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A cause for the 'noise/rattle' coming from a wheel is due to not enough compression of the center cap's flange between the wheel and the rotor. When grabbing these center caps they will rotate/rattle indicating this problem. There should be no rotation of the center cap.

Solution to fix:

The center cap has a flange that incorporates 4 detents positioned at 12,3,6 & 9. If the detents are too shallow the results is this 'rattle'. I increased the depth of detents is as follows:

I drilled a 3/16" hole into the front section of a piece of hardwood and placed the 'low detents' of the cap over it. Using a 3/16" nail set and a ball peen hammer, I hit it fairly hard increasing the detent to perhaps 1/8" plus in height.
The attached pdf depicts the process.
I've done a similar repair on my trailers. I used a dull cold chisel to enlarge the detent. After a few uses the stainless steel hub dust covers will rattle again.
I've even purchased new ones from Out of Doors Mart to try to stop it, but after a while they rattled too.
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:16 AM   #4
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A fair amount of the noise coming from the wheel assembly is the brakes and such. I have heard many drum brake setups with similar sounds. The sounds diminish considerably as the brakes are applied. Both my trailers made the same sounds since new.
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Old 09-24-2021, 06:36 AM   #5
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I have haven't a clue about whatever it is you're trying to explain.
When I click on the PDF it just goes to all the ones on my computer.

Are you saying that the castle nut isn't tight enough?
Or possibly that the bearing cover/hub cover is loose.


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It's the chrome center cap of the wheel.
Move it and see if it rattles.
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Old 09-24-2021, 06:43 AM   #6
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I've done a similar repair on my trailers. I used a dull cold chisel to enlarge the detent. After a few uses the stainless steel hub dust covers will rattle again.
I've even purchased new ones from Out of Doors Mart to try to stop it, but after a while they rattled too.
https://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?...roducts_id=739
I'm surprised at that? My other 3 have held noise free for 2 years. My center caps are of a fairly tempered metal and it takes a bit of force to increase this detent depth. Once under tension they hold well.
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Old 09-24-2021, 06:51 AM   #7
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It's the chrome center cap of the wheel.
Move it and see if it rattles.
OK... that splains it.
Ours fit from the inside of the wheel and have a flange and a rubber O-ring that keeps them from rattling when the wheel is tightened.

Yours must have one of the "improvements" that keep popping up.

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OK... that splains it.
Ours fit from the inside of the wheel and have a flange and a rubber O-ring that keeps them from rattling when the wheel is tightened.

Yours must have one of the "improvements" that keep popping up.

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Mine fits from inside and has a flange between the wheel and hub.
I thought about adding rubber spacer or o-rings. Sounds like a good idea, but was wondering if it would affect the wheel to hub contact.
Thanks for sharing the info.
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Old 09-24-2021, 10:27 AM   #9
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Mine fits from inside and has a flange between the wheel and hub.
I thought about adding rubber spacer or o-rings. Sounds like a good idea, but was wondering if it would affect the wheel to hub contact.
Thanks for sharing the info.
No problem...👍

POI....Buy a few extra O rings.
I've had no problems, the rings came with the wheels.

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