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I upgraded my rims to 18" on my 1988 mercedes 300e, now my rear end is making a clicking noise when i drive it. can this be adjusted? what would be causing this problem?

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    tracy butt May 19, 2014

    the rim is not touching the calipor. what are the two allen head bolts in the rear houseing for? are they for adjustment of the axle arm?

  • steve May 19, 2014

    from your brif description they could be fo rear tracking adjustment , did you have the tracking adjusted when having the new rims fitted ? i would get this done if not ,may explain thet clicking noise

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    tracy butt May 20, 2014

    No Steve i did not. can the tire shop or Tire depot adjust this or do i have to take it to the dealer?

  • steve May 20, 2014

    Hi Tracy , the trye depot should have the facility to adjust tracking

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Could well be a balance weight on the inside rim of wheel just catching the brake caliper, take wheel/s off and look for signs of rubbing on the wheel and the caliper , the caliper will be the highest point so would be the part that i'd expect to come in contact with something

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