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I have a 2003 GTI VR6. When I drive the car with the driver's window open, I can hear periodic sounds from the left front wheel, as if it is rubbing against something on every rotation. I checked the wheel and there is enough clearance between the wheels and the mud flaps. Any clues what else could be causing these noises? Where else do you suggest I try looking? I bought this car a couple of months ago and am not very familiar with it to start tinkering around with it on my own.

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I had the same problem on my 2001 gti 1.8T I bought the car used, and it came with an aftermarket suspension. it was lowered about 1.5 inches with 17 inch wheels the plastic gaurds on the inside of the engine bay have now completly worn through and the noise has gone away. wich is nice because the intercooler now gets better air flow with the holes worn in the plastic. you could also try replacing the wheel bearings.

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