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Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by Scott0713 » 13/03/19 18:59

Hello,

I believe my rear right wheel is squeaking while driving.
It does not squeak when brakes are applied.
The speed and pitch seem to correspond to the speed of the car.
It is inconsistent, happens on every drive but not all the time.

Many thanks,
Scott




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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 13/03/19 19:47

wheel bearing
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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by peteV6R5 » 13/03/19 23:09

MRHAPPY62 wrote:
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wheel bearing
or sticking rear caliper, had this on mine a few times
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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by TonyleFrog » 14/03/19 5:08

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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by shinny » 14/03/19 20:45

MRHAPPY62 wrote:
13/03/19 19:47
wheel bearing
+1 to this :th:


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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by rgb » 14/03/19 21:07

id look to the caliper first probably starting to stick or has no shims in it . iv had wheel bearings go and they didn't squeak . more a throbbing noise. taking the caliper apart and putting it back together is always a good thing cause there will be something wrong with it. stuck sliders and leaking dust seals


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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by Scott0713 » 15/03/19 10:11

Cheers all.

I'll take the wheel off and look at calipers first then take it from there.

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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by shinny » 15/03/19 14:04

rgb wrote:
14/03/19 21:07
id look to the caliper first probably starting to stick or has no shims in it . iv had wheel bearings go and they didn't squeak
I've detected wheel bearing failure pretty early by hearing high pitched rhythmic squeaks at low speed, before it got to thudding sounds.

Stuck caliper could also cause a squeak or squeal, that's true, although is also likely to cause the car to pull to one side or shift under braking.


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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by Scott0713 » 15/03/19 14:30

shinny wrote:
15/03/19 14:04
rgb wrote:
14/03/19 21:07
id look to the caliper first probably starting to stick or has no shims in it . iv had wheel bearings go and they didn't squeak
I've detected wheel bearing failure pretty early by hearing high pitched rhythmic squeaks at low speed, before it got to thudding sounds.

Stuck caliper could also cause a squeak or squeal, that's true, although is also likely to cause the car to pull to one side or shift under braking.
Thanks Shinny. The car doesn't really pull unless on uneven surface. The steering vibrates and has some play in it at higher speed (around 80). I've owned the car since July last year and just generally accepted this as being an older car!

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Re: Help - wheel squeaking when driving

Post by shinny » 15/03/19 16:08

Vibration at motorway speeds is typically a front wheel needing balancing, although there are other things that give issues on these older cars. The car pulling around only on uneven surfaces (eg. the tramlines in lane one of a motorway) can equally be a wheel alignment issue.

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