wheel hitting wheel arch

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by jayse, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. jayse

    jayse Guest

    The wheel is hitting the wheel arch on the rear off side i have had the car
    for a few months and it has steadly got worse it is a H reg 205 16 gti
    jayse, Jun 1, 2005
  2. jayse

    anon Guest

    either you have a weak or broken coil spring or non original alloys that are
    too wide for the car, incorrect tyres, etc,
    jack it up and have a look. shouldnt be too hard to find the fault.
    anon, Jun 1, 2005
  3. jayse

    R Guest

    Hasn't got coil springs on the back mate.
    I'd check the rear radius arm bearings, but these usually make the tyre
    touch the inner arch at the top, unless it only happens under hard braking
    and cornering in one specific direction. Whatever it is, it's not good, get
    it checked out sharpish.
    R, Jun 2, 2005
  4. jayse

    anon Guest

    thought he said front....mate
    in this case the torsion bar is weak. have it checked as its possible that
    the splines might be worn or the bar is losing its strength,
    anon, Jun 3, 2005
  5. jayse

    mememe Guest

    if the wheel is hitting the top of the arch then it will be a worn or
    blown shock absorber but it does have a bump stop in place so it wont
    damage the car it self. if it is the trailing arm then get a second
    hand axle but dont pay more than 50-60 notes for one. as it a waste of
    time and money trying to repair an axle. when it far cheaper just to
    replace it you will learn that with peugeot’s
    mememe, Jun 10, 2005
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