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Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby Tywhiteguy » Sun May 10, 2020 2:17 am

Hello all, I recently noticed a squeaking noise coming from my front drivers side wheel. I’m pretty sure it’s not the brakes because it’s only on a certain spot as the wheel rotates. Also it’s only when I turn the steering slightly to the left. If anyone has any idea what this might be I’d greatly appreciate it. I know it’s not a huge deal but it’s reeeaaally annoying when you have a loud exhaust and you can still hear a squeak thru the turn. Thanks again
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby bumblebee » Sun May 10, 2020 7:10 am

Possibly a wheel bearing
Take it to your local mechanic and have a chat

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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby lancerdarryl » Sun May 10, 2020 4:07 pm

Could be the pad wear indicator squeaking.
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby Tywhiteguy » Mon May 11, 2020 12:11 am

Even tho it doesn’t do it when I hit the brakes? I did upgrade my rotors a while back but I’m running standard pads.
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby bumblebee » Mon May 11, 2020 6:22 am

Might be worth a trip to your local mechanic and have a chat to them

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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby lancerdarryl » Mon May 11, 2020 11:44 am

Tywhiteguy wrote:Even tho it doesn’t do it when I hit the brakes? I did upgrade my rotors a while back but I’m running standard pads.
The noise the indicators make generally does stop when the brakes are applied
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby Tywhiteguy » Tue May 12, 2020 4:52 am

Ok thanks I’ll have to check that out
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby lancerdarryl » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:33 pm

Any word on your problem?
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby Tywhiteguy » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:08 am

Not yet, my buddy just got let go from the dealership he worked at due to covid. I’ve got quite a bit of work to be done in the coming months so I’ll be trying to get a hold of my mechanic soon.
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby lancerdarryl » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:15 am

Cool.
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby Tywhiteguy » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:24 am

lancerdarryl wrote:Any word on your problem?


So I just installed new Brembo pads and it made a world of difference. You were exactly right, after driving around a bit there’s no more squeaking. There was another sound that I just assumed was because I upgraded to drilled/slotted rotors but that sound is gone now too. Hopefully my negligence didn’t mess up the rotors too bad...
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby lancerdarryl » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:50 am

:D
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby Tywhiteguy » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:56 am

Thanks for your input man I appreciate it
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby Tywhiteguy » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:54 am

Quick update: so I’ve been driving as I normally do for about a month and a couple weeks ago I noticed all the noises are back. For one I realized my rotors were loose when I changed the pads and I was unaware they were not supposed to be that way so if someone knows the exact bolt or screw I’m missing that would be great. A buddy of mine that knows a lot more than I do about cars told me that the squeaking noise sounds like a ball joint. Did a little bit of research and found that it is housed in the lower control arms. I recently got new wheels that are too wide so when having my fenders rolled the guy told me lancers are notorious for having bad rear suspension. Given that I want to add a rear sway bar I’ve decided I want to do a complete overhaul of the suspension including: front LCA, rear LCA, rear adjustable upper control arms, coil overs and a front/rear set of sway bars. Hopefully once all of it is installed the ride will be much stiffer and tighter. Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advance
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Re: Rotational squeaking noise coming from front left wheel

Postby lancerdarryl » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:59 am

Question : Were the rotors loose with the wheel on or off ? They rely on the wheel to hold them in place. If the wheel isn’t fitted then they will appear to be loose
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