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Hi my front tire is rubbing the fender on the driver's side when i turn. What could be the problem?

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Have you changed tires or rims? You could have to big of a tire or the wrong offset. also your springs could be bad which would cause the car to set lower and possibly rub
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Usually the only thing that will cause that, is if you changed your wheel and tire size. If so when you change wheels and tire size to a larger wheel size, always check your offset. And when they come in, mount them on the car and turn them lock to lock to make sure nothing is rubbing. Does it only do it on the one side, or does it do it on both, Mike? SCT Tuner.
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welcome to the parking lot! check the sprigns and suspention
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My car was doing the same thing and the problem was the coil spring seat. It is the part that the front coil spring sits in and it bolts to the lower control arm. The bushing in the center of the seat had worn and slipped out of place causing the suspension to roll forward. This made the tire contact the fender toward the front of the fender. I guess it could do the same to the rear also. I have 17 inch rims and they clear fine. But I guess the wrong tire size could be a simple problem, but if only one side is rubbing check out the spring seat. Only a $20 part, but you have to remove the spring to replace it. Good Luck.

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Hi my front tire is rubbing the fender on the driver's side when i turn. What could be the problem?

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Change your coils. Mine rubs to when in high speeds. It feels like im riding the waves. I'v never replaced mine. I need to replace mine as well within the next week or so. Its just the springs.
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I blew my drivers side shock, tire rubbed on the fender all the time. I knew it was shot because the oil was coming out the top right where the rod enters. Jounce the side with the rubbing issue, see if the suspension moves excessively. And Faststang68, replace your shocks first. that wave feeling is excessive coil movement do to the shocks not doing their job.
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If you have not changed tires & rims than it's a suspension problem. On a 66, depending on rim size traditionally the biggest tire size I would go on the front is a 205/215 or 225 max.

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Thanks i took it to a guy i know

and he thinks the front end needs to be pulled.could he be right and does anyone know how much it would cost?
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front end pulled? did he tell you exactly what needs to replaced?
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no.I frist thought it was a shock or a coil.so now I have no idea.
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Strut Rod bushing bad?
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i'm going to put it on the rack tomorrow and see.I just hope I dont have to pull it.
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