My 2006 Corvette makes a rubbing sound (right front) when I make a right turn at an intersection or from a driveway where there is a dip in the road. The deeper the dip the louder the rubbing sound.

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Asked by Aug 13, 2014 at 12:32 PM about the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Most driveways and some side streets have a distinct dip where they meet the main road.
The sharper the turn and deeper the dip the more pronounced is the noise. I suspect tire
rub but not sure where to look.

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Do you have stock tire size on the car? Are the factory rims still in use? Any change will move the tires and you may experience some rubbing. Have you lowered the car? Check the tires for any wear marks and the wheel wells for rubbing marks. It also could be your brakes or wheel bearings. Have the steering geometry checked for wear or failure. any change from stock could cause a change in clearances. Are the shocks still good? The old trick was to push down on the fender and quickly release it. If the car rebounded and bounced, you need to replace the shocks. On the tire look at the sidewalls, and also look where they may rub when turned all the way to the right. If there is rubbing, there will be tell tail marks. The tire boot also should be looked as as also the wheel bearings. It should not be a difficult area to locate. If you have driveway to your garage that causes to rubbing sound, note where your car is when you hear it. Place the car in that location, turn it off, put it in park with the parking brake on, get out and look where the tire is and where it may be rubbing. Happy hunting. (from experience)

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