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Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby Tom S. » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:34 pm

I just noticed a grinding noise in the right rear wheel area, it sounds like it is inside. As the wheel turns the grinding is a steady grind but rather on and off as the wheel makes a rotation if that makes any sense.

Any idea what it may be?

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Re: Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby Tom S. » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:36 pm

Sorry the grinding is not a steady grind but rather off and on.

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Re: Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby Gary S. » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:41 pm

I had a strange noise coming from mine too more of a clicking.Did not do it all the time either. Finally tracked it down to the rim to wheel disc bolts had come loose. Might be the brake also,does the noise change if you apply the brake at all?

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Re: Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby Tom S. » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:07 pm

It doesn’t change but it seems to be getting worse and it sounds like grinding rocks so I’m afraid it may be the bearings.

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Re: Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby SONNY » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:15 pm

Sounds like the bearings are getting bad.

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Re: Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby ricky racer » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:48 pm

Check all the wheel mounting bolts, where the rim attaches to the hub. Check the hub bolts too. If the bolts are loose it will sound like bad bearings. Tighten them and the noise will likely go away.
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Re: Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby Glen » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:16 pm

Hi,
The oil needs checking in the final drives too, it is easy to get to the fill and level plugs on a LoBoy, they are at the rear of the final drive. Park it on level ground, and fill it up to the plug hole when you remove the plug. There is 1 plug on each final drive.
The oils need changing also, the owner's manual has info. :)

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Re: Grinding noise on rear wheel

Postby Tom S. » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:03 am

Thanks Ricky and Glen, I will check and do both before I take it apart.


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