Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Back wheels area noise

asked by on

After I had the tires rotated on my car, it has started to make unusual sounds. It seems to be coming from the area around the rear tire. The high-pitched whistling sound is noticeable at both high and low speeds. However, it gets worse while driving slowly and especially while braking or turning the wheel. The sound is very annoying and loud. I noticed that the rear wheels look different from the front ones. The rear ones have a mechanical setup with metal parts that seems to touch. I'm wondering if the rotation job they did could cause these issues. What do you think is wrong here? Thanks.

A: The Kia Forte has rear disc brakes. It is p...

The Kia Forte has rear disc brakes. It is possible that when the tires were removed, the brake shield that protects the rear rotor was bent into the rotor which will cause a terrible scraping noise while driving. The rotor guard can be pushed away from the rotor so that there is no contact. However, the rear tire may need to be removed to do this.

You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who can diagnose the cause of the noise, and safely remove the wheel and reposition the rotor guard if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car squeals during the winter and transmission jerks

Hello. It sounds like it is possible that your transmission may be starting to fail. If your car is rolling when it is in park, it is not staying in the parking gear. This indicates that there may be an...

Q: I spray painted my chrome wheels flat black a while back and now I want the paint off! Help?

Hi there. The best stuff to use to remove paint off chrome is Rust-Oleum Aircraft Remover (a paint remover for aircraft vehicles). The remover is very powerful, so you will want to cover the paint on your vehicle with cardboard...

Q: What tire inflation guidelines does Honda recommend?

Your tires are the only things separating your car from the road. They’re vital, but easily overlooked, particularly when it comes to ensuring proper inflation. Honda specifies a few guidelines for tire inflation on your Accord: Honda recommends visually...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...