New tyre rubbing

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Yesterday I changed my driver's side front tyre for a brand new one that was in boot ,it's never touched the ground , I removed existing tyre, clipped the little weight off it , put it on the new tyre , made sure the small weight and tyre were both secure , I didn't touch the metal stone guard that surrounds the rotor , or the caliper or anything else .

Now when I move at low speeds there is a dragging sound , it also vibrates slightly through the brake pedal , I changed pads 3 months ago with no issues , also as I am going around roundabouts turning wheel to the right it becomes more audible .

I have lifted the wheel , it spins freely , I have removed it and there is no signs of drag on the wheel , they are alloys so the wheel is correct , tyre is inflated correctly and tyre is the right size.

The only thing I can think of is that the wheel is dragging on the caliper but as I said there no signs of this on the back of the alloy .

Brake pads are thick and weren't causing a problem on old tyre ( I drove over a nail )

Has anyone got any ideas ?

Someone did say that I may have over tightened it so the wheel is actually dragging on the caliper , however I tightened it by hand and I'm not too keen on loosening the wheel nuts

Thanks in advance
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Neilcmusic1 wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 7:42 pm I removed existing tyre, clipped the little weight off it , put it on the new tyre ,
Hi

Why did you do that?

The metal weight is matched to the tyre to balance it at higher speeds.

You took it off but have no idea when to put it, even if it was required?

The test is to remove the wheel and put it on a balancing machine. The machine will say if a weight is required, how much is required and where, exactly to put it.

Just sticking it on anywhere won't help you and if anything it will make the balance worse.
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Thanks , I wasn't aware of that , I'll take it off .
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I would suggest moving the front wheel to the back and back to the front.
You need to ascertain if it's the wheel or just co-incidental.
If the noise stays it's unlikely the wheel. If it goes away then there is something wrong with the wheel (tyre/rim).
Is the wheel arch liner secure?
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