squeaking sound when turning left

  1. AJ28

    AJ28 Senior Member

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    I get this strong squeaking noise every time I turn the steering wheel left or about 20 degrees at freeway speeds. I've checked brakes if anything was rubbing with rotor and also the ball joint boot. I was wondering what else could be the cause? TIA
     
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    I was/am getting a squealing sound when the wheel is just left of center or turning left, which goes away when the brakes are applied.
    When you checked the brakes, did you check the brake pad retainer clip?

    In my case for whatever reason, it is moving around, even thought it has bends on it that should prevent that.
    For me, the upper clips slides towards the wheel, leading the back edge to rub on the rotor, and sounding like the squealer on the pad hitting the rotor.
    I have yet to take everything apart to see what is actually wrong, that should be next weekend.

    In the interim I have re-positioned the clip by gently tapping it with a hammer and a piece of brass rod at the corners.
    It only needs to move about .050 of an inch, so not much force is needed.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Going in for service for this exact issue on Wednesday..

    Pulled the wheel and pads off didn’t solve anything but I didn’t pull off the clips
     
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    I'd have them check the struts
     
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    I found the problem. It was the brake pin holding the brake pads rubbing on the rotor. Just had to get a flat head screwdriver to bend it back into place and its back to normal :)
     
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    Matthyahuw Senior Member

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    Thanks for the follow up. Have you had a brake job yet, or has this pin worked it's way out from the factory?
     
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    Do you have a picture? And did you have a brake job before it happened?
     
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    x2....Good questions. If it was after a break job not done at the dealership, it wouldn't be covered under warranty right?
     
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    I have this issue intermittently. Car is still on the factory brakes. I'll see if your solution works. Thanks.
     
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