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).