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Old 29 Jun 2005, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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horrible squealing/screeching from fron left wheel

as per title really, thought it might have been a trapped stone but its not, makes it worse when I turn right.

Garage who had a quick look this morning said it might be a CV joint. So three quick questions -

1. are the right?
2. what is a CV joint?
3. how much?
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Old 29 Jun 2005, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did they check the brakes? I had a similar thing, and it turned out to have been a caliper binding, wearing the pad down to the metal, and it was this which was grinding and squealing against the disc.

ps. it was the left front caliper, and it was worse turning right - sounds like your symptoms?
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Old 29 Jun 2005, 11:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As per White Scoobys post - check the brake pads on the front. I will put good money on the fact that the squealing you can here is the low pad indicators....I had the exact same thing, had pads changed and all quiet

Don't listen to garages talking about CV joints etc as one way to check a cv joint is to put the car onto full steering lock (best do this in a car park)) and drive forward and then back. If you get a thudding/knocking then the CV is usually the culprit

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Old 30 Jun 2005, 06:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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In many years of the garage trade, I have never heard of a cv joint 'sqeeling'. More than likely it will be a worn pad/binding caliper.
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funny you should all say that - as brakes were my initial thoughts on it (symptoms sort of matched the last time I had a stone stuck in there). But the garage took the brakes apart yesterday and said it wasnt that, pads looked fine and apparantly dont have low wear indicators!


Noise sounds like a creaking at slow speed + full lock and changes to a squealing at higher speeds. Essentially disappears with any left lock but occurs when striaght or right.

how would you check if it was caliper?
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update

Right the car was being looked at yesterday and after much investigation they settled on it being the outside joint on the driveshaft that had gone. Apparantly they couldnt get hold of a suitable joint untill 21st of July so the other option was to replace the entire shaft which they could get for today (so a shaft was ordered as I REALLY need the car back ASAP).

Phone me back later having got a friend of theirs who is a scooby expert to look and came to a revised conclusion that it was the wheel bearing, so they are going to have to see if they can get their hands on one.

So the upshot is that I'm still carless, have no frickin clue what all this is costing me and have had to cancel all my weekend plans and am on the scrounge for a lift to work on Monday grrrrrrr!
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Right the car was being looked at yesterday and after much investigation they settled on it being the outside joint on the driveshaft that had gone. Apparantly they couldnt get hold of a suitable joint untill 21st of July so the other option was to replace the entire shaft which they could get for today (so a shaft was ordered as I REALLY need the car back ASAP).

Phone me back later having got a friend of theirs who is a scooby expert to look and came to a revised conclusion that it was the wheel bearing, so they are going to have to see if they can get their hands on one.

So the upshot is that I'm still carless, have no frickin clue what all this is costing me and have had to cancel all my weekend plans and am on the scrounge for a lift to work on Monday grrrrrrr!
Other than that everything is rosey

Lets hope they sort it Monday for you, You would think wheel bearings would be on the shelf at a main dealer
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its not currently at a main dealer as I dont trust my local one - its at my local garage. The specialist that I normally use would have had it but they couldnt even see it untill the back end of next week!
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