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Right,

I noticed a week or so ago i've developed a low speed squeak (this was ever so slightly breaking in a straight line doing under 5mph)...thought nothing of it as I was in traffic and I thought it could have been another car.

Then I heard it again, this time turning.

Last night I decided to attempt to recreate the noise/pin point the location. Started with driving slowing in a straight line and then tried breaking ever so slightly...none really created the noise.

Then I drove around in circles - Left hand circles is fine...but, right hand circles squeak!?!?!

I was doing 3mph on full lock and I got; Squeak....Squeak....Squeak....Squeak.... (defo sounds like its coming from the left hand side of the car!)

Ideas as to what it could be?

Warped disc? (this is high on my list as I also get vibration under heavy breaking when exiting a motorway)
Wheel Bearing? I having jacked the car up yet and checked for play in the wheel.
Sticking Brake Pads? Front &/or Rear?

or

Is it purely the power steering pump strugling as im doing such a low speed??

Thoughts? Thanks in advance! :) :)

P.s. I don't have a mouse in the glove box.
 

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Could be the pads are low and the clip is just hitting the disk causing a sqeak, happned on my last car
 

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I've done a video (audio is quite clear too) I'll upload it tonight - Silly 3G connection keeps on failing on me.

Silly question - If I take the wheel off would a warped disc be pretty visable? Or is it only a couply of mm? If I lay a straight edge (metal ruler or similar) across it would this be enough to pick up any high/low points?

Edit: P.s. Thanks for the replies
 

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I've done a video (audio is quite clear too) I'll upload it tonight - Silly 3G connection keeps on failing on me.

Silly question - If I take the wheel off would a warped disc be pretty visable? Or is it only a couply of mm? If I lay a straight edge (metal ruler or similar) across it would this be enough to pick up any high/low points?

Edit: P.s. Thanks for the replies
You wont notice a warped disc with the bear eye.
I had 'warped disc' but they didnt squeek, only massive, droning vibrations under braking.
I do think there's a tool you can buy to check it. Dont know how its called though, some else will come along and provide you with the info :)

i've also recently read that a warped disc is a myth. Its caused by uneven deposition on the disc by the brake pads resulting in a varying thickness....
 

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I only have a limited knowledgde but that really sounds disc or brakepad related to me. Combined with your vibration under braking i would look in to the 'warped' disc route. Get the discs off, give them a thorough clean (in case it IS only brake pad material build up). If not i would change the front discs.
Was this video taken with hot or warm discs?
 

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Got a similar but lower pitched sound on my civic only when I turn left.

I have been told that it's a caliper rebuild and new pads and discs as they have worn unevenly and there is a bevelled edge on the disc. :( Just one of many many problems with this car.

Also need the software update as the oil level sensor light has come on.
Honda want £96 to do this. Totally cheesed off with them.

Rant over...Thanks
 

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P.s. I also get a bit of a wobble/shake thru the wheel at motorway speed - is this more than likely a separate issue to my original? Simple wheel balancing?

Cheers for all the advice :) I'll take the wheels off tomorrow for a good inspection/cleanup and order the relevant parts :)

Forgot to also mention one more thing....the front left wheel (the one i think is causing the squeak) has one of its bolts snapped. Could this cause uneven pressure on the disc and causing it to warp?
 
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