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My 1997 ford taurus wagon makes a rubbing sound when I turn right. It sounds like the tire is rubbing against the wheel well but their is nothing close to hitting the tire. When I turn left the noise goes away.

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Probably lower ball joint,may need to replace lower control arm,have it checked.











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