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Old 07-01-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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I'm sure this is a simple problem but I can't seem to find the solution.
I'm hearing a real annoying squeal. It's not as loud as a bad belt but it's real annoying. A real light squeak/squeal. Kind of like a bird chirping. The noise appears randomly but never when I'm at a stop. However, it appears when I am accelerating. It happens more often when I let go of the gas and shift to neutral. But when I start to break it goes away. I thought it was the pulley from the alternator so I got it rebuilt and the sound was still there. I even replaced the idle pulley (even though I already knew t wouldn't be it, I gave it a shot) Help!!
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Worn brake pads?
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Could be brake caliper sticking a tiny bit, warped rotor, body flex making seals squeak, bushings on control arms... is it worse on bumpier roads, does it go away at different speeds, is it a regular pulsing noise? I'd guess that it's pad/rotor or bushing on a control arm. Given that there's zero sound when you're at a stop, it's very unlikely in the mechanicals to me.
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I'm sure this is a simple problem but I can't seem to find the solution.
I'm hearing a real annoying squeal. It's not as loud as a bad belt but it's real annoying. A real light squeak/squeal. Kind of like a bird chirping. The noise appears randomly but never when I'm at a stop. However, it appears when I am accelerating. It happens more often when I let go of the gas and shift to neutral. But when I start to break it goes away. I thought it was the pulley from the alternator so I got it rebuilt and the sound was still there. I even replaced the idle pulley (even though I already knew t wouldn't be it, I gave it a shot) Help!!
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Any way you can get a video of this if possible so we can get a better idea? It can be difficult to isolate something like this without seeing/hearing the car in person but I'm sure we could help!!

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Old 07-02-2014, 10:18 PM   #5
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Could be brake caliper sticking a tiny bit, warped rotor, body flex making seals squeak, bushings on control arms... is it worse on bumpier roads, does it go away at different speeds, is it a regular pulsing noise? I'd guess that it's pad/rotor or bushing on a control arm. Given that there's zero sound when you're at a stop, it's very unlikely in the mechanicals to me.
You may be right. I messed around with it today and noticed when I ride on the break very lightly, it begins to squeal. It also squeals on rough rodes. I'll take a better look into it this weekend. Thanks.
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Any way you can get a video of this if possible so we can get a better idea? It can be difficult to isolate something like this without seeing/hearing the car in person but I'm sure we could help!!

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I tried posting a video but the sound of the air blocks out the squeal since it only happens when I'm in motion.
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I tried posting a video but the sound of the air blocks out the squeal since it only happens when I'm in motion.
Got it! As much as I hate to say it I might recommend getting a couple different opinions if you're able to do so. It could be something really small! Take a look locally if you can to get another set of ears on it!

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If the noise goes away when your breaking it sounds like brake pads are worn out! the pads have a little piece of metal on them when the pad wears this makes contact with the rotor
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Most likely is a brake issue, usually due to worn pads. A visual inspection and you can tell right away.
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