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Q: Grating noise and curved tire - 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle

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My right rear tire is screeching and making a grating sound while I’m driving. My breaks are in good condition, but my back rear tire is slightly curved out. Do you know what might be wrong?

A: The problem sounds like there’s an issue wi...

The problem sounds like there’s an issue with the suspension system. A worn or even broken suspension part can cause a misalignment of the wheel and tire assembly and cause the noise. Have the area inspected by a qualified professional. The repair may require an alignment as this is usually the case after most suspension work. If you would like to have this taken care of, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the noise and determine what fixes are required.

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