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Old 05-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #11
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FYI was the hub covers, we'll see how long the liquid electrical tape lasts.

Thanks again all.
Is this what you think it is doing?
The center hub wheel covers moving around and rubbing against the aluminum rim while driving?
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #12
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Is this what you think it is doing?
The center hub wheel covers moving around and rubbing against the aluminum rim while driving?
My driver's side front center cover was making the noise only after traveling about 50 miles so figuring it out wasn't too simple. Someone posted here before about using clear silicone in a few spots. I siliconed mine and it solved the noise problem. I did the other side as well, not sure if that one made the noise but I did it any way. I guess once enough heat gets into the cover the opening must expand just enough for the center to start creeking.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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Hi Everyone
I have the same clicking issue coming from my front wheels
I am not clear as to what you are siliconing?
Is it the lug nuts?
does someone have a picture of what to silicone
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:11 AM   #14
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I have the same clicking issue coming from my front wheels
I am not clear as to what you are siliconing?
Is it the lug nuts?
does someone have a picture of what to silicone
In my case it's the center ring. Approximately 4 " Round. It has the star sticker on it. I do believe others have done the lug nut caps as well. I'd start with the center piece and if the noise persists then move on to the lug nut caps.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:56 AM   #15
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Yeah was doing all the testing with window open and wife hanging waaaaaayyyyy out listening. Gotta say the view from the drivers seat was very nice
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:14 AM   #16
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I always liked arts and crafts so once I got the liquid electrical tape out I did everything Small circle on front and back of the three larger openings for the lugs, back surface of the nuts, thin bead around outter rim edge that rests on the wheel and bead around inner/outer hub connection seam....that sucker should be whisper quiet now.....
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:54 AM   #17
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My 09 Georgetown 350 with alcoa aluminum rims make the same noise. The dealer put silicone on the lug nuts that hold the covers on. It worked for a short time and started to make the clicking noise again

alcoa aluminum rims ya know thats what i thought also,i e-mailed alcoa to ask best way to polish, its a rim made for ford , got ford stamped on it from china ...
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Okay, this one has me stumped so putting it out there for the more experienced....

Every morning when we first drive the coach I am getting a speed sensitive clicking noise from the right front wheel/hub area. But only between 40 and 60 kilometers per hour and it goes away after the hub warms up after 15-20 minutes of driving.

The sound is exactly what it sounds like when you have a larger rock in your tire a click-click-click that speeds up or slows down as you speed up or slow down. Unlike a stone it only happens between 40 and 60 kilometers(and there are no stones in the tires). Putting on the brake slightly does not stop the noise and putting on the parking brake slightly does not stop the noise. So it's gotta be hub related not brake related. The fact that it only happens when its cold has me thinking something in the bearing that smoothes out once the grease warms up.

Any bright ideas oh panel of experts???

PS drives great all day after that, no excess heat in the hub, gas mileage normal


if its a clicking ticking noise its your lug nut covers, i just switch them around getting a tighter fit, but i can tell you from a 40 yr retired truck driver, you'll fight them to your death, you can do this or that but you will fight them, but they look good eh ....
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Been a couple of weeks now and no noise so looks like the gooping of liquid electrical tape is going to work.....at least for a while.....
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:16 AM   #20
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I seem to have a very similar although not exact situation. I have a 2011 350. My drivers front wheel seems to make more of a squeak sound instead of a clicking sound. Varies with speed. Braking does not impact the sound. It is very noticeable when cold but seems to diminish after 15 - 20 minutes. I was thinking it was a wheel bearing but after reading this, maybe it is the wheel cover. Anyone noticed more of a squeaking sound instead of a clicking sound.
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