My left front tire is rubbing the control arm. It has been doing this for several months. My mechanic first showed me how the left front tire was slightly touching the wheel well when turning left. I was hearing a rubbing noise (sort of what it sounds like when you turn your wheel while the car is sitting - rubber sound) and that is what they found. It only happens when the car has been driven for a while or it is a very hot day. If it has been sitting for a time, it does not do it when you first start driving. It is only noticeable when I turn into a driveway or a parking space - going slow and can hear it. Again, only after the car has been driven for a while. Thought maybe it was after the tires got warm and would then make that rubbing noise. I had them check for front end alignment and it was slightly out of line, but when they fixed it, the noise is still there. Originally I was told it was touching so slightly that it wouldn't hurt anything. Later, on my work sheet after I had it aligned, it said "front wheel rubbing on control arm." The noise isn't really loud, just a rubbing sound when I turn left or right and am going slow. Could be when I am travelling faster, but I can't hear anything at that time. Basically, will this hurt anything? Can I just ignore it? My mechanic has not mentioned fixing it. When he originally said it was rubbing on the wheel well he said they couldn't do anything about it and it would require a body shop. You helped me a couple of years ago with a pressure control solenoid issue and were right on spot with your diagnosis. Sorry for the length, but that's it. Other than the slight noise turning at slow speeds, the car is A-1 and I want to keep it. Thanks for your time and expertise.
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 9th, 2015 AT 4:19 PM