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Why were the wheels removed from the car? Did you have suspension work done?
Did you jack it up correctly on the jack points?
Do you have the car on a level surface? Was the wheel off the ground when you removed it?
Try jacking it up higher. The control arm and wheel hub should stay in its place when you remove the wheel.
So you have place the jack under the control arm and not the sill, this may be pushing the control arm upwards and therefor raising the wheel hub so, you can't fit the wheel in.
Put a block of wood under the sill jacking point and put the jack on that, it will raise the car higher.
Was it binding before you took the wheel off?
Have a look at the spring and strut, make sure the spring hasn't snapped. This is odd.
If the spring is broken, the wheels will hit the arch, a failure of the strut will leak or compress very easily but I can't see why it would fail by just removing a wheel.
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Yes I have the photos, where is it binding exactly?
The jack looks in the wrong place though, it will push the hub upwards so, you won't be able to get the wheel on the hub. Make sure the jack lifts the car without putting force on the control arm (wishbone).
Ohh! So you can get the wheel on the hub but it's binding on the inner side of the wheel?
Have the wheels been altered in anyway other than adding thoses covers?
You need to inspect those rims and make sure they are seated and bolted correctly, something has been altered which is causing the wheel to sit more deeper in the wheel arch.
If the rims are sat higher than what they were before you took them apart, this will shift the entire wheel inwards. Did you mark the rims so they go back onto the wheel that they came off?
Just a follow up, did you manage to get this sorted?