For quite some time something’s been loose on Old Blue. When driving at low speeds there was almost a constant “ting, clink, ting, clink” coming from the front end. And it was obvious it wasn’t a single source. I’ve been trying to track it down for a year now, and back in April I put $2,000 into the front end hoping to fix the problem. No such luck. (The 2 grand in work needed to be done anyway, so at least it wasn’t a waste of money.)
The other day my little brother, Mr. Gearhead, says to me “It sounds like those little center things in your hubcaps are banging around.”
No way. I couldn’t accept that the solution could be that easy, but 9 times out of 10 he’s right on, or real close, so I decided to test the theory and take all 4 hubcaps off.
Guess what? [ Yeah, you probably can, since I wouldn’t be writing this post if it didn’t work. ]. It worked. Not a ting or a clink since I took them off. I’m not going to leave them off, the car doesn’t look as classy without them, but I am going to figure a way to tighten down those centerpieces.
Sometimes the simplest things can be what’s driving you nuts.