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Old 14 Mar 2005, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help with wierd noise

In the wet when pulling away or manovering at low speed ( i.e. below 5mph) I get an odd high pitched whine coming from front axle area - seems to be from front wheels or disc/ caliper area. Happens when comming out of car wash etc (particularily washing alloys) and also when slowing/braking from continous high speed motorway driving. No vibration or pulling at wheel just a god awfull noise! Have had the car checked by local dealer and tyre dealer and no one can find anything wrong. Have standard tyres/wheel etc on 2001 wrx New age :evil:

Any ideas from anyone this is really trying me!!!!!!
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Old 14 Mar 2005, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did the dealer check the pads (ie remove, clean and refit) OEM pads have some stuff in them that when they get low they squeal.... Try some other pads :?:
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Old 14 Mar 2005, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pete thanks

Thanks - No seemed okay but good idea I will check clean and refit - they have got worse as they have worn - any better pads worth trying - only for normal fast road use???
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I had this very sound on my Scoob when my front pads were low ops:

It got louder over time and eventually when the pads were changed I could see that the fronts were in fact quiet low :shock: The pads have a shim that makes a noise as it rubs when the pads get too low - annoying yes but a good audible warning 8)
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had this on my 02 ever time I washed the front wheels one of the front brakes had a high pitched squeal when i was braking :evil: the Scoob was new delivery mileage had the dealer check the brakes the dealer said he had to smear copper grease on the back of each pad from that day no squeal
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