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LOUD squeak from n/s front wheel

Discussion in 'Mechanical & Electrical' started by GSIVALVER, May 27, 2008.

  1. GSIVALVER

    GSIVALVER

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    Hi guys has anyone ever had this prob i only get it as soon as i turn left from having the steering wheel central iv checked brakes and thats not cause its a really load sqeaking cv joints ok also, iv also just checked the pas fluid and it is really blacky grey so could do with changing job tmoz anyone think this could be cause

    any help will be greatfully appriciated need to fix this asap
     
  2. Twelfty

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    could be your PAS pump straining with the fluid so crappy
     
  3. GSIVALVER

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    Pumps on driver side noise i defo n/s and only does it when turning left and not when i turn right would of thought it would do it both ways if that was case, only thing i can think is the rack is clogged on one side so not getting fluid through but its only a guess got our head technician looking tmoz to see if he can diagnose it
     
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    let me know how you get on :nod:
     
  5. GSIVALVER

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    Will do just hope its an easy one and not a rack replacement
     
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    I had an loud grating noise that happened just off centre as the car was banking slightly through a corner. This happened left or right and if i turned the steering sharper then the noise would stop. The noise went away in the wet?, turned out to be the guard at the back of the disc catching the disc itself. When i first looked at it there was plenty of clearance but with the suspension travel etc it would rub.
     
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    check the wishbones bushes as well, had a similar prob with mine a while back and it turned out one of the bushes had collapsed
     
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    Could be a dry ball joint (sounds painfull) or even the shocker top bearing
     
  9. GSIVALVER

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    Cheers for help guys il check all that to didnt do it this morning it does sound to high pitch to be a bake plate rub but il look into it still everything poss
     
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    I had a similar problem, and after a while i realised it was the back plate behind the disc rubbing on the disc, worth checking :nod:
     
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    Changed steering fluid but still need to flush it though bit more yet squeak went away but it was raining to so being wet might of made it go away to as it seems to only be there when dry. so sat maorning in workshop i think to flush completely replace fluid with new and also new front discs and pads and new wheel bearings to i think and do the lot and just hope that one of them fix it
     
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    think after that the only thing it could be is bushes after you done all that
     
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    Has already got a new lower arm that side so i cant see it being them but you never know could of been a cheap arm to start with but its only 4 months old
     
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    yh the poly bushes are sposed to be good if it leads to it
     
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    Noise fixed was changing the brakes and noticed the abs sensor rubbing on driveshaft had alot of corrosion between the steering knuckle and sensor bracket which pushed the sensor into the drive shaft so chisled the corroded stuff out and knocked it back into place with hammer as i couldn't change the bracket as the bolt was seized solid and didn't wanna brake it

    thanks for your help guys im glad i managed to sort it
     
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    Well done, thats a nice find for you, its great when you find a nice easy fix for something. If you find that you have to change your ABS sensor soon because it's been damaged, i found that one from a Vectra in the scrapyard works fine.
     
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    Should be alright for a while abs light hasn't come on and iv got a couple of spares and new brackets in my garage should i need em that i got from my work
     
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    I've had trouble with that bracket rusting and going out of line too. Mine used to flick the TC light on when i turned and was moving slowly at the same time. My ABS sensor eventually broke but when i looked at it the ABS ring, think it's called the reluctor ring?, had been worn away as the bracket was out of line and the sensor was catching. When i fitted the new sensor i had to add a couple of washers to space the sensor away from the ABS ring. I didn't chance bending the bracket back into place as i feared it may snap but it left the sensor half looking over the ABS ring and half looking over the hub. I was surprised to find it all works fine.
     
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    My abs ring is grooved to from the end of the sensor rubbing to but all works ok did think that it would be f***** got couple of the techs to look it over and everything fine so fingers crossed just waiting on the next thing to go wrong now which seems to be a trend at the mo
     
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    Keep an eye out that that ABS ring doesn't break and you get a gap appear in it. If it does the ABS gets fooled into thinking your skidding whilst your braking and kicks in. Even at low speed, low braking and dry road the pedal starts to grind under your foot.
     

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