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Lower control arm is rubbing on the inside of the rim

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Change that lower ball joint. Don't drive it! It sounds like it came apart.

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SOURCE: New control arms rub on the inside of the Rims.

try getting wheel shims to change the offset of the tire to hub. should not be more then 1/4". your local tire shop should be able to get them. or your local parts store.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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