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Old 07-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Front wheel area squealing

I've had this higher pitched squealing (sounds like a pig in pain) in my front left wheel area for almost a month now. I took it in (twice) to the mechanic and both times the squealing resided and they didn't hear anything. I had worn front rotors, they said it might be the brake pad rubbing against the rotor lip. So I ordered/replaced them...squeal still there. My tires are 2 months old so it's probably not tires.

Some days the squeal is softer then others, and it seems like when I drive for a bit it gets softer and SOMETIMES goes away, it can be sporadic. It normally starts at about 35-40 mph and stops when i get under that, it seems like the pitch is speed dependent.

I hear that wheel bearings have a lower "whoob whoob" type noise not a higher pitched squeal. Anybody have any advice on what to check or what could possibly make this noise?

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Old 07-02-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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you might want to search for gas cap squealing
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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No it doesn't have anything to do with the gas cap....

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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This is a long shot - I had a high pitched squeal in the front when I was low on power steering fluid (due to a leaking hose in the engine compartment). Its an easy check. Otherwise, I got nothin'.

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