Sounds like metal dragging the ground.

Tiny
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  • 2008 DODGE CHALLENGER
  • 6.1L
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 24,000 MILES
So I hit a curb and broke the lower inside control arm bushing. I pressed in new bushing into it and it almost sound like metal dragging the ground around 5-10 mph. To the point I have literally got on the ground and looked for something dragging and high speeds I hear no sounds but may have a slight shake of the steering wheel but that was there before the curb incident. Upon visual inspection of the whee well I can't see anything else that could be wrong. The sound is like maybe tinking two pieces of metal together but more like metal dragging the ground on bumps more than flat smooth road but on smooth roads it still is there. Any ideas? I also had it aligned since then and the mechanics shop didn't say anything about anything being wrong which stumbles me.
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Friday, June 5th, 2015 AT 5:54 AM

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Tiny
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Check wheel bearing and maybe wheel may be broken or dust shield on brakes. If you hit it hard enough to break a bushing then something else went as well.
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Friday, June 5th, 2015 AT 6:32 AM
Tiny
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Wheel is good I had it checked by a whee specialist. Bout to get up and start looking again lol
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Friday, June 5th, 2015 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
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If it makes the sound all the time check for something bent like an stabilizer bar or bracket or something like the dust shield like I said before. I've seen guys align things with bad parts before. If the bushing broke something else is screwed up I'm sure.
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Friday, June 5th, 2015 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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After jacking and inspecting visually again nothing appears wrong. But with the wheel off the ground grabbing it at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions I hear a slight pop or crack. This would be the wheel bearing. Correct? Grabbing at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions I felt no movement and heard no sounds. With a pry bar placed underneath the wheel and pulling up no movement or cracks. Also when I spin the tire (as fast as I can, still not that fast maybe 5mph) I hear the same slight pop or crack this is the slightest noise though. Under the weight of the car would it cause the noise to amplify? And I've found my problem or do I need to keep looking for other noises?
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Friday, June 5th, 2015 AT 10:50 AM
Tiny
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That may be it but drive in a circle someplace like a parking lot. Drive in left hand circle it should make more noise doing that. Could be something like an axle but that car isn't front wheel drive. Check your rotor on your brake very well as that could be it too and look at spindle carefully from the rear
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Friday, June 5th, 2015 AT 1:03 PM
Tiny
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Found the problem. I had a buddy stand next to the car as I drove to pinpoint the location. Actually came from the rear. The band on the rim holding the tpm sensor broke and the dragging sound was the band and sensor in the tire. As soon as I pulled the tire off I heard the rattle around inside the tire. $119 at NTB all problems solved. Thanks for the assistance man, really appreciate it
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Friday, June 5th, 2015 AT 1:25 PM

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