2001 Renault Clio humming noise

Tiny
PHIL2009
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  • 2001 RENAULT CLIO
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 74,000 MILES
I have a clio 172 sport, since I had 2 new tyres on the rear they have been catching on the inner arch, the wheels are the manufacturers standard wheel which is a 195/45/r16. What would cause this to happen? It does it on both sides. Thanks
Phil.
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 7:07 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Have you got lowered suspension?
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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Hi, no the whole car is completely standard this is why I have no idea hwat it is as I have never come across this problem. Any ideas?
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 1:06 AM
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DAVE H
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Are they rubbing constantly. Or when you have weight in the back?
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 5:17 AM
Tiny
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They are rubbing constantly even when it's just me in the car. It is catching just on the inside corner of the wheel?
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 10:28 AM
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DAVE H
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Well. If your not loaded up with boomboxes. Lol. Then either your suspension on both sides has gone faulty at the same time (unlikely) or the tyres must be wrong?.
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 10:33 PM
Tiny
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The tyres are the right size and have checked the suspension and evrything seems to be ok. Could you see there been spacers on the rear wheels? As there arn't any and this would make a bit of sense?
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 2:25 AM
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DAVE H
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I will look into the spacer's issue. But if you have replaced, like for like tyres on standard issue rims and it needed spacers the spacers would already be fitted !
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 5:00 AM
Tiny
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Would that be a posibilty though if they could of come off when the tyres were done, thanks vey much much appreciated : )
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 6:04 AM
Tiny
DAVE H
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Yes it is possible that the repair shop/garage removed the spacers and didn't replace them as they should? And this sounds more likely than both springs/shockers going faulty at the same time !
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 6:25 AM

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