Return to the Cars Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

Posted by catherinet (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 6, 11 at 19:10

I'm having to buy a new wheel for one of my 2001 Honda Odyssey tires because they haven't been able to rotate my tires for awhile.
Why can't you rotate a tire with a bent wheel?
Are there any other reasons to replace a bent wheel, other than the rotating problem and maybe a little shimmying of the steering wheel?
Thanks.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

Why do you want to rotate it?


 o
RE: Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

To keep the the tires wearing evenly.


 o
RE: Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

If you want your tires to wear evenly you shouldn't be driving on a bent wheel. Also a bent wheel puts a lot of un-necessary stress and wear on the drive line and suspension and can cause damage.


 o
RE: Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

I may be looking for a couple used ones. Honda dealer service charges $325 for a wheel.


 o
RE: Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

Google >2001 Honda Odyssey wheel<. Lots of hits. 1st one had wheels ranging from $65 (steel) up to about $226 (alloy).

http://www.wheelsrims.net/2001-honda-odyssey-inventory.html


 o
RE: Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

Thanks mxyplx.


 o
RE: Why can't a tire with bent wheel be rotated?

Consult with your local salvage yard for used wheels. Two main considerations:
1, The wheel is true.
2. The lug nut holes are not worn out.

The third item is leaky wheels. On rare occasion, a wheel is tossed because it leaks air. Cast wheels may have porosities and manufacturers pressure impregnate the wheels with a sealant.

After mounting a used wheel, monitor the air pressure for several days to check for leakage.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Cars Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here