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Re: rubbing sound (archive)

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Posted by Paul on July 07, 2000 at 09:35:55:

In Reply to: rubbing sound posted by Eric L on July 07, 2000 at 02:46:42:

: Just got back from San Diego and decided to take my car for a spin. too bad, my dad informed my of a new problem w/ the car. It seems to have a rubbing sound comming from the rear of the car.
: It sounds like a tire rubbing against a fender when the wheels are turned full lock one way or the other, however it is comming from the rear of the car. It's not hear at all in 1st or 2nd. after that it is noticble under light acceleration. Very strong under coasting. and unberable while breaking.
: Some of the symptoms my dad mentioned might be driveline rubbing against something, or a UVC joint going bad. who knows. I'm going to get under the car tommorrow and try to play mechanic and figure out if there is anything rubbing.

: Any thoughts would be apreciated or correct me if I'm totally off on what the noise might be. I can only learn by trial and eror!
: Eric
: 88M3

What size wheels and tyres are you running, my car used to do the same when I had 245 45 16 tyres on 7.5 inch rims because of the flex in the side wall when I went round bends quickly the tyres would rub on the inner arch but they were fine when going straight. It's just a thought but if you are running standard wheels and tyres that won't be the problem.

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