Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd April 2006, 22:45   #1
BHPian
 
v.tec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 251
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Weird Click-Click noise in rear tyre of city zx

Coming up with this a bit late..but didnt seem it would be of any significance earlier..now i'm worried...since 2 weeks..a strange click-click sound comes from the rear right tyre. its quite significantly audible even if the music is on and windows rolled down. Its a sound just like one that comes when something is stuck on the tyre and whips the mudguard while driving..but ive throughly checked and there's nothing as such.All i want to know if its a serious issue? is it dangerous? how should i get it fixed?

p.s. the car is done 3200km...and is on stock tyres, and 14" company fitted alloys
v.tec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2006, 22:53   #2
BHPian
 
Sheshagiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 80
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v.tec
Coming up with this a bit late..but didnt seem it would be of any significance earlier..now i'm worried...since 2 weeks..a strange click-click sound comes from the rear right tyre.
I have no idea what it means but I had a similar problem on my ZX Vtec and got it sorted out at the dealer during my second service. Infact I heard the noise for the first time when I was taking the car to the dealer and hence didnt take too much interest in finding out what he did to silence it.
Sheshagiri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2006, 23:03   #3
BHPian
 
v.tec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 251
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

theres a usual noice in all city's when it goes in potholes..etc. thats solved in the beginning..this sound is throughout..while driving..and my second service is a long time away..should i wait?
v.tec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2006, 23:04   #4
aZa
Senior - BHPian
 
aZa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Noida / Delhi
Posts: 1,595
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

Is it during braking ... ??
aZa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2006, 23:11   #5
BHPian
 
Sheshagiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 80
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v.tec
theres a usual noice in all city's when it goes in potholes..etc. thats solved in the beginning..this sound is throughout..while driving..and my second service is a long time away..should i wait?
Even if it was for a short period, it was pretty irritating. Suggest you drive down to your dealer for a quick check up.
Sheshagiri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2006, 23:16   #6
BHPian
 
v.tec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 251
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aZa
Is it during braking ... ??
no its constant when driving even if the speed is 5km/h or 50km/h..and obviously the gap between the sounds decreases with speed
v.tec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd April 2006, 23:23   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
karthik247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR, HYD
Posts: 2,708
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

I dunno if this could help you but..
Once after driving through a newly tarred road, there was a similar sound from the front tyre which i later figured out. First got scared that it could be from the engine, so got home asap and parked the car. Next day while the driver was cleaning the car, he found that a small stone was stuck between the brake caliper and the alloy. And while the tyre was turning it was touching the alloy making the sound. The alloy did get a bit damaged with that small stone maked perfect deep lines on the inside.

So check that out..
karthik247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 10:00   #8
BHPian
 
goldie_malhotra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 757
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v.tec
Coming up with this a bit late..but didnt seem it would be of any significance earlier..now i'm worried...since 2 weeks..a strange click-click sound comes from the rear right tyre. its quite significantly audible even if the music is on and windows rolled down. Its a sound just like one that comes when something is stuck on the tyre and whips the mudguard while driving..but ive throughly checked and there's nothing as such.All i want to know if its a serious issue? is it dangerous? how should i get it fixed?

p.s. the car is done 3200km...and is on stock tyres, and 14" company fitted alloys
I once had a similar kind of sound in my santro, a slight kind of tic-tic sound from the rear wheel, and was more pronounced at higher speeds. Turned out to be some tar stuck to the tyres - the local mechanic had a tough time removing it - but it solved the problem all right.

OT - you were planning to upgrade your tyres - what happened ??
goldie_malhotra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 10:11   #9
BHPian
 
NikN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 65
Thanked: 0 Times
Default clickers

i would think youve got something stuck in your tyre , a stone or thumbtack or something like that . if youre using hub caps then theres probably something stuck inbetween the hubs and the wheel , might check that too .
hope this helps.
NikN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 10:18   #10
BHPian
 
prabuddhadg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 731
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

I agree with Nikn. I had the same problem and inspected the tyre and found a largeish stone wedged in the tread. I prised it out with a screw driver and the sound stopped.
prabuddhadg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 11:09   #11
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,054
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

I agree too. Sounds like a stone or pebble stuck in the tyre. Happens quite often thanks to all the rubble lying on the roads. 2 minutes with a screwdriver should fix the problem.
Boom Shiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 12:08   #12
aZa
Senior - BHPian
 
aZa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Noida / Delhi
Posts: 1,595
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

I also get this tick tick sound from one of the left wheels but its only during braking ... probably a alignment fault.
aZa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 15:02   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
suman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 4,589
Thanked: 257 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boom Shiva
I agree too. Sounds like a stone or pebble stuck in the tyre. Happens quite often thanks to all the rubble lying on the roads. 2 minutes with a screwdriver should fix the problem.
, thats what it surely is...and drop us a line confirming it once you've taken it out buddy!
suman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 15:12   #14
BHPian
 
v.tec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 251
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

thanks a lot guys..really appreciate it..will post by evening and tell u the situation

@goldie - wont be upgrading anytime soon..saving funds for a K&N and an amp. plus got family issues.. they dont want me to sell brand new tyres..
v.tec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2006, 15:19   #15
BHPian
 
Sideways's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Madras - India
Posts: 641
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

Check the balancing weights which are stuck on the rim on the inner side. These must be coming in contact with the drum when the wheel is rotating.
Sideways is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird squealing/hissing noise from the back srinath_mys Technical Stuff 4 24th May 2010 20:38
Humming noise from rear left in '98 Cielo GLX after tyre change VSG12777 Technical Stuff 18 13th April 2009 10:31
Swift : weird noise during gear change manjubp Technical Stuff 10 6th February 2008 21:11


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:10.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks