Tiers are rubbing fender well

I put a 6in lift on my truck with 37in tires, it was rubbing the fender well, I put a 1 1/2 inch spacers on trying to fix the problem but it made it worse
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hello there, you have a few different things going on with your 2013 Ford F-350. When you add a lift and significantly larger tires, it changes the geometry of the suspension. In addition, 37 inch tires are much wider than your stock tires. When vehicles are lifted and wider tires are used, the rims must be changed to rims that have more backspacing in many cases. The backspacing adjustment allows the use of wider tires. To have this checked, consider having a technician from YourMechanic come to the car’s location to inspect the suspension and advise on the correct adjustments.

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The risks and dangers of tire rubbing

This is to be avoided – hazardous tire damage, including slicing of the tire sidewall, and/or damage to expensive vehicle components can occur. These tire rubbing scenarios can become serious problems out on the road.

The reason is that there is more stress on the outside edge of the hub. This is why we recommend keeping the negative offset, and wheel spacers, to a minimum. You should have just enough clearance to not rub anywhere while daily driving or off-roading.
Misaligned wheels

Now, misalignment is common on many vehicles, but for it to lead to rubbing, the issue must be very serious. This mostly happens if the caster angle is too big (positive or negative). However, in some cases, extreme camber and toe can also lead to tire rubbing when turning.

A common cause of grinding noises under your car are failing wheel or hub bearings. Wheel bearings allow the wheel and tire to rotate and are designed for low friction, while hub assemblies have an additional responsibility of securing the wheel and tire to the vehicle.
Tire rub occurs when there is not enough space between the wheels and the rims. Tire rub can be damaging as it means your wheel will be smashing into the wheel well whenever you hit a bump in the road. Read ahead for some tips for avoiding tire rub.
The best thing you can do is replace your tires. A new set of tires with the proper specifications for your vehicle will eliminate the tire rubbing issue. You may also want to have your vehicle`s alignment and suspension checked, as the issue could be coming from a misalignment in these areas.
The marks usually appear as scratches or scrapes in the shoulder or the sidewall of the tire. Another way to check for tire rub is to put your car in neutral and turn the steering wheel from lock to lock. If you hear a rubbing noise, it`s likely that your tires are rubbing against something.
Tread depth, the depth of the grooves, must be greater than 2/32 of an inch to provide safe traction. As you drive, the tread on your tires wears down. Once the depth drops below 2/32 of an inch, it`s time for new tires.
Brake grinding can occur for various reasons, such as worn-out brake pads, faulty wheel bearings, rusted or contorted brake rotor, low-quality brake pads, lack of lubrication, and debris lodged in the brake caliper.
The most prevalent cause of vibration is problems with your wheels or tires. The potential problems include improper wheel and tire balance, uneven tire wear, separated tire tread, out of round tires, damaged wheels and even loose lug nuts.
Unfortunately, a smooth tire develops very little traction under wet conditions because the frictional mechanism is reduced by a lubricating film of water between the tire and the road.
If you want to apply a natural cleaning solution on your chrome wheels, pour equal parts of white vinegar and water into a spray bottle and spritz onto the wheels to melt away stains.
Your Tire`s Contact Patch

Believe it or not, most tires have a fairly small contact patch — a little larger than the size of your hand. As a result, not much of the tire`s surface area is touching the ground, so the amount that does touch the ground must handle a great deal of weight and force.

You can do this by running your fingers along with the scuff and feeling for areas that cut into the sidewall. Wash away any dirt and debris using a dry rag and then soap and water. Apply your tire-specific product and follow the included instructions. Check for any missed spots and reapply as necessary.
When the wheel bearing in your tires is damaged or deteriorating, it produces a soft humming sound or grinding noise when you change lanes. It`s best to have the wheel bearings replaced as soon as possible to prevent excessive damage and collisions.
When the wheel bearing in your tires is damaged or deteriorating, it produces a soft humming sound or grinding noise when you change lanes. It`s best to have the wheel bearings replaced as soon as possible to prevent excessive damage and collisions.
To reduce tire noise, drive at slower speeds and keep tires fully inflated to the recommended air pressure for a quieter ride. Tires will stay quieter longer with simple maintenance that promotes even treadwear: regular rotations, rebalancing and alignments.
Those tires are part of what`s called a “lift axle” and they have what you might call a part-time job. The driver can push a button on the dashboard that lowers to the ground the tires and the lift axle (the metal rod that joins the tires). The lift axle helps spread the weight of an especially heavy load.

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Tiers are rubbing fender well
ANSWER : Hello there, you have a few different things going on with your 2013 Ford F-350. When you add a lift and significantly larger tires, it changes the geometry of the suspension. In addition, 37 inch tires are much wider than your stock tires. When vehicles are lifted and wider tires are used, the rims must be changed to rims that have more backspacing in many cases. The backspacing adjustment allows the use of wider tires. To have this checked, consider having a technician from YourMechanic come to the car’s location to inspect the suspension and advise on the correct adjustments.

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Tire rubs against inner fender well.
ANSWER : The damage to the lower control arm bent that bad would cause tire to hit fender. You may have also damaged spindle, strut, tie rods. You will also need alignment after repairs are done to make sure it is in alignment.

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Wheel well guard rubbing against tire
ANSWER : It’s possible that there is damage that is unnoticed behind the wheel or something may be loose, which is causing the shaking while driving. It could also just be that a wheel weight fell off. Either way, I would recommend a certified mechanic do a complete inspection of your vehicle to pinpoint the problem and find out why your car is shaking.

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I am having Mitsubishi Lancer box. Engine sounds well,Car is pulling well, not much smoke but some time engine oil is dippin
ANSWER : Hi there:

A quick way for you to know if coolant is leaking into the engine (most likely caused by a blown head gasket) is if you check the oil and it’s milky or extremely diluted. Also, if you’re engine is frequently overheating, and you get a lot of white smoke from exhaust, this is also an indicator of leaking coolant into the engine. If your vehicle has more than 300,000 miles on it, it’s possible that the oil consumption is caused by valve guides or piston rings that are worn out. You might want to have a local mechanic complete a oil level is low inspection to determine what’s going on with your Mitsubishi.

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I would like to know the basic steps to changing the serpentine belt on my versa, i.e. do I have to take wheel and fender well off
ANSWER : Remove wheel and inner fender. Rotate tensioner clockwise and insert a 6mm rod or screwdriver to hold tensioner in released position. Once belt is replaced the release tensioner and install inner fender and belt.

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Knocking from front right tire after getting a flat and putting a new tire and rim on. 2003 Olds Alero
ANSWER : Hi there. Chances are the noise heard from the right front wheel is the result of the replacement rim and tire. This may not be safe to drive and should be corrected, before continued driving. If the rim is correct by application, double checking the lug nuts for proper tightness would be a good place to start. Something may have bent with the impact to the curb. Proper diagnoses should be performed to avoid unnecessary repairs. I recommend having your vehicle’s knocking as the wheel turns be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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Rubbing noise from driver’s front wheel while turning right
ANSWER : Look at the inner fender or track arm for signs of the tire rubbing on the parts. Your tires may be a little too wide for your vehicle. The fix may be to swap for a narrower tire. Also be sure to check with a custom shop to see if there’s an aftermarket solution for this issue.

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Rattling from behind wheel well of front passenger that gets worse with speed as well as a thumping from front passenger tire
ANSWER : Thumping noise like that you are describing can be due to a tire defect, for example a flat spot on the tire. If you have that particular defect though, that usually means the strut is bad. Rattling noises at idle, when the car is not moving, originate in the engine, the transmission (torque converter runs even at idle), and/or the accessory drives. If the sound occurs when the car is stationary, if the sound is not really obvious (pinpointed) on the mechanic’s initial inspection, a quick diagnostic can be performed by simply taking all of the belt driven accessories out of the picture by disconnecting the drive belts and then very briefly running the engine. If the sound disappears, the faulty component is then isolated amongst the accessories and pulleys. If the sounds does not disappear, that means the noise originates within the engine and/or transmission. If the thumping sound occurs only once the car is moving, remote wireless microphones can be used to identify the wheel position that the noise originates from and at which there could be a tire issue. If you want these steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a vehicle noise diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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