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      07-06-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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clanking noise in my left back wheel

i noticed a noise in my back left wheel as i backed up but as i drove away it still sounded like something rattling around which eventually dissipated as i hit 20 mph and faster.
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      07-06-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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Like a cow bell?
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Stone caught in the dust shield between the shield and the rotor. Either remove the wheel and take it off or wait for it to fall Luton it's own. I had the same issue and had to remove the wheel to find it and remove it.
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      07-06-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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Like a cow bell?
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Mine just started doing this too. I've seen many threads on the "cow bell" noise...weird it started happening after I threw on my Remus exhaust. But I haven't checked the dust shield just yet.
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I had it too. Same location. Drove me nuts for about a month. Fed up and went to a mechanic. Noise mysteriously disappeared while driving to mechanic.. Like it knew or something. Mechanic said to come back when it actually rattled. A week later it returned for a few days, then disappeared for good. I'm guessing it was a pebble stuck in the dust shield as others have suggested.
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Mine just started doing this too. I've seen many threads on the "cow bell" noise...weird it started happening after I threw on my Remus exhaust. But I haven't checked the dust shield just yet.
didnt do ot today but always stopped at high speeds
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Stone caught in the dust shield between the shield and the rotor. Either remove the wheel and take it off or wait for it to fall Luton it's own. I had the same issue and had to remove the wheel to find it and remove it.
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Half my 80 yard driveway is crushed limestone and every once in a while I forget and come down it too fast. That'll catch a stone sometimes and that cow bell noise follows. Try cleaning the inside drums of your wheels with a Daytona brush and you can replicate the exact sound by pinging the dust shield.
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Stone caught in the dust shield between the shield and the rotor. Either remove the wheel and take it off or wait for it to fall Luton it's own. I had the same issue and had to remove the wheel to find it and remove it.
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Drive backwards until it falls out. Only takes a little bit.
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Drive backwards until it falls out. Only takes a little bit.
thanks i will try it
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