Tire Rubbing Sound ... '87 5.0 Convertible

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    hi folks,

    I've a '87 5.0 convertible. I finished the body and top, car runs well but one thing is driving me crazy.

    when I turn the wheel all the way (like to parallel park) I hear a sound that resembles a tire rubbing. But I cannot see any signs of this ........ has anyone had this issue??

    I should note that there is also a vibration in the front end, not sure if they are related

    any help is much appreciated

    Stan
     
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  2. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry?
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    What wheels are on the car, is it lowered at all?
     
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    The car has not been lowered and has stock wheels on it. I was wondering if I need new struts would that cause this?? I really don't know much about front ends
     
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    New struts shouldn't cause an issue like that. I would look around the front end to see if you see anything shinny like it has been rubbing. It is possible that a clip or two from the inner fender wells has come loose and one is slightly out of place to cause this. Honestly stock wheels with a stock size tire at stock ride height should never have a rubbing problem. Sounds like you will find it to be an easy fix once you get under there to see what's going on! Best Wishes

    -Nick
     
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