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Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by mattuk, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. mattuk

    mattuk Senior Member

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    Hi


    When I had car on jack(was cleaning water drains)I noticed that front left wheel makes scratching noise when spinning by hands . I couldn't figure out what's it.brake pads are ok. Being excited about this noise i've forgotten to check if any loose there.
    Anyway I also got few other scratching/squeaky noises but I start worry about them after noises from wheel. When I go over speed humps I hear squeak coming from front left wheel but when I go over high/sharp humps squeak goes from rear suspension. I don't know now if this is front or rear but I do belive it's rear.
    Also when I am on drive(up the hill) and I turn wheels to the left or right I hear clicking noise on the front. However it's been like that since I own the car even car was on MOT and passed without issue so I thought that something there is falling but still good enough.

    Under acceleration or hard brake car goes straight, no vibrations or turning left or right.also a checked tires but no rubbing.

    Anyone had it before? Can anybody help please? Should I bother urgently or wait till next MOT?

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  2. cleverdicky

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    Pads do often squeal / squeek etc. Because pads are hydraulically pressed against the discs they always rub. There isn't actually anything to release them or pull them back off. So they sit there rubbing ever so gently. Not saying it is that, but likely if everything is OK.
    True honest.
     
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    mattuk

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    Any ideas about squeaks when going over speed humps?

    I was reading on this forum lots of threads regarding that issue and most likely are bushes or sway bar bushes but no easy to find in the first place

    What is worrying me mostly is turning wheels. Say when I turn to the right and reverse I hear wierd noise like clicking and it sounds like(don't know how to explain exacly)when u have to big tires and tire is hitting/touching wheelarch. What could be that?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Many things can cause clonks like an idler with a little free play
     
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    hi

    i'm also having trhis problem, i changed my arms to stop the noise as the bushings can cause the noise aswell, due to rust etc. Not 100% sure what you're problem is but i am now also facing some squeaky noises from the near driver's side everytime i go over humps.

    Can anyone plz help if they have experienced this in the past.

    Thank you!

    Also everytime my gears change i can now feel a slight jerk and few minor shakes, not sure if i need to reload with more oil, as i've done so recently and changed the whole gear service kit. Any advise, most welcome!

    Mo
     
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    Are u sure it's front? As I said squeak sounds like is coming from front going over speed humps or pot hole in the road but when I approach sharp speed humps and I go over it slowly so car feels like is jumping then noise defo comes out from rear. However front could be also involved. Finnaly I can say I got clicks/clunks when turning left or right at the front and squeaks at the rear. What I noticed is that during dry day squeaks are there but while rain or wet I can't hear noises going over humps. All depends how wet if is little then little squeak if very wet then squeaks disappear. This makes me filling that springs and struts are ok and some bushes are worn but there is about 16 so not to bother too much but when better weather comes back then I'll need jump under car to find out what one is a culprit.


    What did u replace so far?
     

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