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Squeak after wheel bearing replacement (Found it... UPDATE)


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233614 posted 11/20/16 01:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So three weeks ago I had both of my front wheel bearings replaced by a local shop. I then left town, just returning Friday. I've noticed that one got a fairly noisy squeak coming from the front of the car and I'm thinking it's likely related to the work. Now I've got no issue taking my car back in, but if I can diagnose it myself, well I'd be keen on not having to take out back in and deal with getting another car for the day(s).

The squeak sounds almost like noisy rubber, a belt, or a tensioner. It is erratic, but constant. It doesn't match engine speed (so not a belt or tensioner), and only starts up once I get going over 10-15 mph. Pressing the brakes doesn't change the sound, and just to rule out engine components, I killed the motor while coasting in neutral and the sound was still there (until I slowed to under ~10mph).

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Edited by EfiniX (11/22/16 06:07 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233616 posted 11/20/16 06:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i had this happen to me one time. the store didn't have the proper inner wheel bearing seal, so i said fuck it and used what they said was for my car. about a day or so later i noticed this slight rubbing noise. had to order the seal from JNZ then the noise went away. weird thing though, it was only one side that made the noise but both sides had the national seals that oreilly's swore was for my car. oem has a lip and the national is flat.

edit: i should also mention i could only hear the noise when i was going 10-20 on side roads or if i was driving on the highway close to a retaining wall and the sound would bounce back at me.



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Edited by transparentdsm (11/20/16 06:32 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233620 posted 11/20/16 10:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Did it sound like something between a squeaky belt and squeaky suspension?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233621 posted 11/20/16 10:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
yeah the consistency of a belt, but the light sound of a bad suspension.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233623 posted 11/20/16 10:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Balls
Well back to the shop Monday I suppose
Thanks!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233701 posted 11/22/16 06:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Found the sound. It's my speedo cable. I hadn't noticed before, but the noise perfectly syncs with the bouncy speedo gauge that I have. I think letting the car sit for over two weeks in cold, rainy weather at the airport allowed the old cable to do what old cables do.

Creatively annoy me

The sound has largely gone away and the wheel bearings are fine, so no problem there.

You think you know a car...

Enjoy this video where a guy describes the sound of a noisy cable squealing "like [I] had a bad belt".

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Yeah, that about sums it up



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Edited by EfiniX (11/22/16 06:14 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233704 posted 11/22/16 08:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well thats good. glad it was an easy find.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233712 posted 11/23/16 07:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine did that for a while too, then the cable broke.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233953 posted 12/02/16 04:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
+1



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