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Unread 02-20-2018, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default Front wheel rim rubbing on leaf spring

I have a 2002 DS and I heard a rubbing sound yesterday. When I looked at the front wheels I noticed that there is no clearance between the bottom of the leaf spring and the wheel rim on the front drivers side.. The wheel on the other side has about 1/4in clearance. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Bill in The Villages FL
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Unread 02-20-2018, 11:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Front wheel rim rubbing on leaf spring

Sounds like you may have had a bolt come lose somewhere or camber is way off. Pictures help.

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Unread 02-20-2018, 01:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: Front wheel rim rubbing on leaf spring

Check your wheel bearings.
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Unread 02-20-2018, 01:22 PM   #4
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Default Re: Front wheel rim rubbing on leaf spring

bushing look blown out. That could cause it to drop a little and rub.

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Default Re: Front wheel rim rubbing on leaf spring

Could be both suggestions but it also looks like the spring eye bushings are toast.
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Default Re: Front wheel rim rubbing on leaf spring

I would bet spring bushings also.

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Unread 02-20-2018, 01:38 PM   #7
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Yup, that's the bushing. Do both sides while your at it. Other side has got to be close as well

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Unread 02-20-2018, 06:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice. I just ordered a new bushing kit on Amazon.
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Unread 02-21-2018, 10:30 AM   #9
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Default Re: Front wheel rim rubbing on leaf spring

Had this exact problem and it turned out to be a loose bolt on the suspension. You might want to check.
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Unread 02-21-2018, 07:34 PM   #10
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Thanks, I'll check all of the nuts and bolts when I change the bushings.
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