stupid question: driver's side rear wheel, tick/click/tap
JK 23R Picked up Friday
Threw on "the combo" (15" BlackRocks 33" Duratracs)
Left some stickers, tape glue on the wheels, had a lot of click clack. That's all worn off now.
Problem: faint ticking/clicking sound coming from driver's side rear wheel
(I didn't hear it with stock wheels, but had top on when they were on because it was raining.)
Possible cause #1: I remember reading that the e-brake on the JK is either good and trouble free or hosed up beyond all regonition. Some have had new Jeeps or 10-30K Jeeps where the ebrake just fails and little bits go ticking around.
Possible cause #2: There is a second row of wheel weights (sticky kind not clamp on wheel edge kind), and it doesn't look like it's possible but it may be possible that the leading edge of the first weight is tapping the caliper assembly as the wheel rotates. I can't see any evidence of that, and if that's it, you'd figure that weight would be shaved down by now.
Question: What else could I check? (Checked torque on everything)
I ran my hand along all the tires looking for any thing in the tread (the sound is similar to a rock in the tread) and feeling for any sticky spots left from the tape and stickers.
It may be nothing or something that goes away. I just want to figure it out. Going back to dealer is a last resort (I just don't have time until late next week).
Thanks in advance. I read through all the other threads on the topic here and elsewhere. Just looking for fresh ideas to check.
Just another Billet Silver Metallic. It blends.
2013 | JK | 23R | 2"M | 33s on 15s |