First, check to make sure the tires are okay. No feathering, belts shifted, and still have a lot of rubber on them. If they are good, I have to ask if the noise sounded like it could be a wheel bearing going bad. However, that doesn't really explain why the noise only changed since the rotation, but anything is possible.
I have to ask, do you mean once all the lug nuts were removed, the wheel didn't want to come off the vehicle? Also, are you feeling any vibration or shaking in the steering wheel or floor of the vehicle?
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 AT 9:49 AM