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Hi guys just want to pick your brains about a loud whistling/squealing noise (not a grinding noise) that I have coming from my nearside wheel. When I dab the brakes the noise stops, foot off the brake it starts again. It's not a constant thing only lasts for a few minutes or so and just a few times a day, seems to happen mostly when going round a roundabout or on a straight road if I flick the steering to the right.

I jacked the front up and gave the wheel a good spinning, couldn't hear the noise and the wheel bearing sounded smooth enough.

I removed the caliper and pads loads of pad left and the disc looks fine, the caliper is moving freely but the pads were quite stiff so I applied some copper grease to the top and bottom lugs on the pads also put some on the backs of the pads.

I put everything back together and went for a test drive, no noise nice and quiet :D.....it lasted for 2 days and now it's back again. :(

Really annoying, any ideas??:confused:


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Gers
 

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Gers can you make dab link a sticker for being quickest piss taker?

Sorry G I can't add anything valuable to your thread :( :( But I hope you get the annoying squeak fixed!!!
I love Gers to a fault...just couldn't resist teasing him...;)...

Seriously though I wish I could help...I would drag Relic here to give his bits...give me a sec buddy...:cool:

EDIT: PM sent to Relic....lets keep our fingers crossed...
 

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When I read "annoying intermittent noise", the first thing that popped into my head was "the missus", lol.
 

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Are you gentle on the brakes and do you have ebc pads.. nothing in sig.

My guess would be its the runners and pads in combo.
Pads can glaze if used too gently.
The other issue is the shoulder scan be too tight in the runners.
Mine have started to do this too.

You have to unclip the metal runners and clean them up to shiny metal again.
Also , with copper grease, you should be able to slide each side of th epad in the runner easily without side/side play (thumb and finger top or bottom).
If its stiff in on eof the runners you need to file the that shoulder on the pad.

Take it down the country lanes and give it some stick first too clean the pads off ;)


Make sure calipers are tight and wheelbolts ar 60 lb ft / 80nm.
Make sure the bolts are fully threading with the wheel off :thumbsup:
 

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Hi Relic, thanks for your reply and getting the thread back on track mate.:thumbsup:

Yeah mate I'm aware of pads glazing if used too gently, so I do give them a bit of stick from time to time. The pads I have in now are Ferodo pads.

The pads were very stiff in the runners, but after I greased them and ran a file over the edges I was able to slide them in and out very easily with finger and thumb, might be worthwhile uncliping the runners then and cleaning them, what do you think?

The problem I'm having with the noise though is not under braking, it just happens as I'm driving along but if I dab the brakes it stops, and seems to happen more when I turn the steering to the right. There's no juddering at all under braking mate.:confused:
 

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Hi Relic, thanks for your reply and getting the thread back on track mate.:thumbsup:

Yeah mate I'm aware of pads glazing if used too gently, so I do give them a bit of stick from time to time. The pads I have in now are Ferodo pads.

The pads were very stiff in the runners, but after I greased them and ran a file over the edges I was able to slide them in and out very easily with finger and thumb, might be worthwhile uncliping the runners then and cleaning them, what do you think?

The problem I'm having with the noise though is not under braking, it just happens as I'm driving along but if I dab the brakes it stops, and seems to happen more when I turn the steering to the right. There's no juddering at all under braking mate.:confused:
I was thinking if the disks were warped they rub gently without braking.
Youd have judder if they were warped though.

I was also thinking if the wheel beraings and that are fine the disk must be moving... and the only way that would happen is if there is some play between wheel disk and hub.
So make sure the wheel nuts and disk is tight to hub with no movement.
Might be a real gentle play in the wheel bearing....or a nut not seating properly.
All cars flex to some degree though ;)

Other than that the proverbial pad shoulder catching in the runner.
You know the score on this one.
I always pop out the runner/shims too when doing the brakes cos they do get carbon build up and solidified grease with dust that can wedge the pad and stop them moving properly.

Other than that just make sure the squeal bar is lower than the pad.
Some pads need to be changed long before the pad material runs out ;)

If the pads a real stiff without grease Id file them a little more IMO.
 

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Yeah I could see if the discs were warped they would rub on the pads, but deffo no brake judder mate.

I wouldn't be torquing the wheel nuts up as I don't have a wrench, but I do give them a fair old tighten.

I must have a look at the wheel nuts and where they seat in the wheels make sure there's nothing going on there and just clean the shims and runners and have another wee file at them see if that helps.

ummmm squeal bar, where is that located??? I dont remember seeing one lol
 

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I've started to get this grinding noice, like a stone is caught or metal on metal, as if the brakes are slightly suppressed.

Its hard to hear, and only happens at like 1mph (Head out of window job)... Its annoying, and believe mines is at the drivers rear side wheel?
 
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