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Old 07-08-2004, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Low-pitch "rumble"

Lately I've been hearing a low frequency rumble from what sounds like the rear tires when at slow speeds. An example would be when cruising to a stop (foot off of brakes). It's definitely coming from the rear of the car and is a "revolving" noise (wa-wa-wa-wa-wa) as the wheels turn.

I'm coming up on my 15K service, should I mention it to the dealer or is this just a result of the tires wearing?

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Old 07-08-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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this works for most, and worked for me too.
4psi higher in front tires
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:53 AM   #3
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Make sure your lug nuts are torqued as well.
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:03 AM   #4
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check pressures, check lugs, and check the tire(s) in question very carefully - look over the entire surface for any type of wear - be sure to check the inside edges of the tires

assuming all is well, check out this flow chart for more ideas - such as swapping the tire(s) with the front - and definitely tell the service shop about it - soon

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