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My 90 740 volvo's right front tire is rubbing the strut. i got the right tire size and i got it aligned, the guy said i need a new bushing because it is still rubbing up againt the strut. where and which bushing needs to be replaced?

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Upper strut bushing will adjust that somewhat it sits just straight up from the strut sits in a cap you can see looking down at the wheel with the hood open you will see the top of you strut sticking up out of the fender.

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