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My LF wheelcover is loose and rattles with every bump. The wheelnuts are tight, but still the wheelcover rattles.

I noticed that there is a wire ring on the back of the wheecover- what is that for? Is that the source of the rattles?

Mine's a '97 LX. Could I just get one new from the dealer or should I go to eBay to get just the one?

I likethe oe wheelcovers just fine.

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The wire ring helps hold the wheel cover on the wheel. It could be the source of your rattle if it doesn't fit tight. If it fits loosely you'll just have to see if you can figure out any way to make it tighter, if not you'll need another wheel cover.
 

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Just head out to the nearest junkyard. Mine sells hubcaps for $2.50 each. The 97+ hubcaps look different than the 91-96 ones.
 

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I ws at a JY about a week ago, and the oldest car they had was a 2000.
 

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For crying out loud as long at the rim size is the same it will fit!
 

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Being of the same diameter as the heel rim is orrelevant, if it is not the correct design to fit the wheel. It also needs to be of the same pattern as the other four wheelcovers.

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TomoHawk said:
Being of the same diameter as the heel rim is orrelevant, if it is not the correct design to fit the wheel.
Then why can I go to Walmart and buy set of covers based on wheel size?
TomoHawk said:
It also needs to be of the same pattern as the other four wheelcovers.
All Escorts from 97 to 2002 have the same hubcap design unless its a zx2.
 

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I think I'll stay with what's on there. After 12+ years, it's getting somewhat expensive to maintain it, so I'm not looking to spend more money on it that can be saved for the next new car.
 
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