Tires rubbing on turns
Hi all. Bit of a situation I am scratching my head over.
Problem: Tires rub strut rods on full turns
Prior to my problem, the car did not need any work. I just decided to replace all of the front end bushings to refresh the car. I know my car and its history, no weird accidents, frame issues, etc. The car ran and turned fine before I replaced all rubber in the front.
The problem I have now even after 2 alignments from 2 separate shops is that on a full left or right turn, the tire will rub the strut rod. The wheels are the factory 14" with standard tires, nothing offset or too fat, etc.
When this happens, the tire can obviously be seen giving way to positive camber. This only happens on forward motion. Meaning that if the car is still and I turn the wheel all the way the camber is 0, tires remain vertical and no rubbing of the strut rod. If I drive backwards I can turn all the way on either side - same result: no change in camber and no rubbing of the strut.
It is almost as if the lower control arms were buckling in when I move forward and turn, but they are not budging. All other suspension components are in order and torqued to spec. Strut rod and caster is good. Alignment readouts are well within spec.
Someone suggested my steering wheel may be turning too far. I get about 2 and a quarter turns on my steering wheel each side. Can anyone else confirm how many turns before it doesnt go any further?
Any other insights appreciated. I'm going back downstairs to get under it again.....