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Old 10-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Squeaking coming from SVT while rolling

I'm trying to debug a squeaking sound that's coming from my '03 SVT. It sounds like it's coming from somewhere in front of the driver, but it's only really noticeable while the windows are down and while driving by something close enough to reflect the sound back, like houses in the neighborhood. It's not a constant squeak, but intermittent, and it only seems to happen while rolling. The frequency changes with speed as well. I think it's most noticeable from 20-35 mph.

I did take it in to the shop, they said they weren't sure they were hearing what I was hearing but rotated the tires and rebuilt two of the brakes. That seemed to do the trick for about a week, but now it's back again.

Any ideas? I have a feeling it's harmless, but I'd like to be safe. Thanks!


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Old 10-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Does it go away if you lightly drag the brakes?

Drive down an alley with brick walls on both sides and your windows down to help listen for noises.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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you probably have a bad wheel bearing
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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It wasn't consistent enough this morning for me to narrow it down... I'll pay attention in the next few days and see if dragging the brakes or turning the wheel changes it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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I tested it out a few times last night and this morning and lightly pressing the brakes does seem to stop the noise. Still trying to see if turning has any effect.
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Remove hubcap.
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Replace hubcap.

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Old 10-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #7
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You know, if that were the problem, it'd be a relief! Still there though, doesn't seem to change when I swerve the wheels.
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It's probably your brakes.

"Disc brake quiet" is a glue that attaches your pads to the caliper so they don't shimmy around and make a squeaky sound.

there are other ways to address the squeaky brake pad issue, that's my guess as what you are hearing
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I second the harmless brake noise conclusion. Especially if it stops when you firmly apply the brakes. Wheel bearings tend to growl more than squeak.
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Try this stuff out ---
http://www.amazon.com/CRC-Disc-Brake.../dp/B000CINV88
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