Re: [DML] tire rubbing?
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Re: [DML] tire rubbing?



Peter,
Check your Lower control arms!
I had a similar thing happen to me last year and what
it was was a 2 inch crack in the lower control arm
which caused the tyre to rub on the fender.The control
arms are of a pretty woeful construction and I found
that the other arm was badly rusted and about too
break aswell.
But don't drive the car until you've located the
problem.Something is definately amiss

Andrew
VIN 2883
Sydney

--- "Cameron, Peter" <cameron@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm having a problem that concerns me quite a bit.
> Every now and then for the past few months when
> turning to the left while going over a bump I would
> hear a brief scraping sound. Last night while
> parking I had to muscle the steering wheel quite a
> bit while not moving to fit into a tight spot. When
> I left that spot a few hours later I noticed that
> the scraping sound was much more prominent,
> happening only at one particular orientation of the
> front wheels. Got out and took a look, and I see
> that my right front tire is rubbing the front of the
> fender well, when wheel is turned to that
> orientation! Doesn't rub during normal
> straight-ahead driving, but most noticeable when
> turning slightly left. This can't be good. 
> Thinking of the recent thread on this list on
> tie-rod ends and the statement there that the
> steering  gear is under the greatest stress during
> the specific maneuver I did while parking, it makes
> me think something deformed. Car handled fine for
> the 60 mile ride back home (tho I was a bit
> nervous), no change from the usual, which I have
> always been very happy with. But can't reconcile
> this with the fact that the front of my tire now
> scrapes the wheel well. I'm about to go out and put
> it up on the ramps to take a look. Any suggestions
> on where to look, where such a deformation might be
> localized?
>  
> Peter Cameron
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