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RUBBING strange

i have a rubbing situation when turning like getting off an exit ramp i can smell burning rubber but heres the catch...No polished marks or wear marks on the truck. Its the side wall of the tire i took a vid of the suspension to make it easier.

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I'm surprised you didn't see any marks on the suspension.
The most common thing to get rubbed on is sway bar. If you turn it all the way to lock with the wheel on there, can you see anything remotely close to touching?
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I'm surprised you didn't see any marks on the suspension.
The most common thing to get rubbed on is sway bar. If you turn it all the way to lock with the wheel on there, can you see anything remotely close to touching?
Nothing at all when i'm parked. But if i'm in drive and creeping at like 2mph not even at full lock like half turn to the right i feel it rubbing. I will check in the morning i smeared some grease on the UCA and ball joint and put a TON of bright blue chalk on it. Having it rub so high in the side wall leads me to think its gotta be hitting that area. But then again i just did an alignment at work and nothing was out at all. Maybe it's just that tire? 3 techs at work including me all all scratching our heads on this. One tech "your truck was build on the lazy day"
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If you think its the tire, switch it with the passenger side one and see if that does anything. you could always throw some paint on some of your parts there, something obnoxious like white and see if the paint gets rubbed off by the tire.
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Yup I just switched the tires before work and I did some hard turns and nothing. Noticed the the pass tire is cupping? Prolly lack of rotation
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So rotate them, try different tires on there.
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I'd say upper ball joint forsure.
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Idk why it would randomly start to rub?
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Idk why it would randomly start to rub?
Dave you forget....your truck always starts random stuff with no warning.
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Idk why it would randomly start to rub?
Mine did that with the pass side until I got new rims. On the other side I had clearance but not on the pass. Not a clue why...
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Hmm this is strange. I'm a tech and ik what happens when you let crap go I'm just overthinking something simple. I'm rotating them now and go from there. If the fronts cup I'm going to look more into my hubs but they seemed tight
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It's rubbing the upper ball joint but how and why? should i replace it? not sure if thatll fix it. this is how i determinded this.

Smeared grease on ball joint
Pour chalk on grease
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Bumping for help. The dealer has no clue, we mounted some stock ranger wheels the new sport wheels and still rubs. I would like some help, there are incidents of this on other forums but not what fixed it.
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You said its aligned correctly right?


if everyone is still baffled, i'd pull apart that side, take off the arms and reinstall everything back together.

(should ditched the truck long time ago :P)
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You said its aligned correctly right?


if everyone is still baffled, i'd pull apart that side, take off the arms and reinstall everything back together.

(should ditched the truck long time ago :P)
Yup it holds the alignment perfect, I have a gut feeling the hub is bad...When i turn the wheel with it in the air i can hear a metallic rubbing noise in that area.

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Grab the top and bottom of the wheel and check the play. you'll know if the hub is bad right away.
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Is that an impact socket laying in the seat?

Did you get the hub replaced?
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Is that an impact socket laying in the seat?

Did you get the hub replaced?
Yea that's a socket for a F650 56mm.

Yea i got the hub replaced in about 30 mins. 10 mins of flipping out it was frozen on. Just about to spray some hot pink paint on the tire to see if this caused it. The old hub was about seized i could hardly turn it
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maybe the hub collapsed inwards due to the torque on the retaining nut for your cv shaft after it failed?
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Dave you forget....your truck always starts random stuff with no warning.
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