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Old 06-03-2011, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Squeaking sound coming from right front wheel

So guys I'm hoping someone can help me figure out a root cause on this issue. In just the past couple days I have started noticing a squeaking sound coming from the front passenger side wheel area.

This sound is a rotating sound that only happens when turning left, and is not constant. there is a break in the squeak at some point in the rotation and then starts again once it clears that spot.

In the winter I slid at 3-4 MPH into a curb when my wheels couldn't handle the slick snowy/icey road conditions. The shop had to replace the rim and a tie rod. I'm thinking this is directly related to this incident, but not certain what it could be.

I do not beleive it to be the brakes and the sound does not go away when I apply brake pressure. The sound is increasingly noticeable the sharper the turn I make. No sound when driving straight, turning right, or at high speeds the sound is also not noticeable.

Does this sound like a axle/bearing issue? Has anyone noticed an issue like this before? Also do you believe that this is directly related to the impact the passenger front rim took a few months back?

All help is greatly appreciated, thanks guys.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Iron Eagle...is it a squeaking sound or a rubbing/growling sound? A number of members have had a problem with the fender liners warpoing or cracking and then rubbing on the tires when executing turns , especially at low speeds. Could be it.
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Here is something else to take a look at since you hit. Might have loosened the bolts.

Torque Down Your Wheel Bearings!
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I was going to say wheel bearing
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It definitely is a metal on metal scraping sound. Wheel bearings was what I was leaning towards. Is this a small repair? I don't know jack about axles and wheel bearings. Also is this something that you think would have been caused by the rim taking a hit a few months back? If so, I'm gonna take it to the shop that did the repairs and have them torque the bearings. Also, is this something that should be greased and inspected much closer if it is starting to sound this way? I'm going to take it into the shop regardless, I just want to see if I can have this taken care of as part of the accident claim and hopefully have no out-of-pocket expense.
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On my Solstice GXP I have vent tubes from the fog light grill to direct cool air onto the front brakes. I hear they can become dislodged and rub on the tire when turning. I assume the Redline has the same venting?
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On my Solstice GXP I have vent tubes from the fog light grill to direct cool air onto the front brakes. I hear they can become dislodged and rub on the tire when turning. I assume the Redline has the same venting?
Thanks Tim, but this is not that. It is definitely a metal sound. I have an appointment at the dealership on Monday morning to have it checked out.
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Two other things to check:
-rotor rubbing on dust shield
-brake pad abutment clips rubbing on rotor
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Thanks for posting and please post when fix.
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I would have them thoroughly and I mean THOROUGHLY check the repairs that were done with the tie rod and check that whole right side area. I would have them REMOVE that front right tire completely and do an inspection looking for something not 'normal' OR worn out, or reinstalled incorrectly, or something that came loose after the last repairs.. Or even perhaps more damage that was missed..
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IronEagle119,

Since you have an appointment Monday, please keep us posted on any information from the dealership.

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So guys I'm hoping someone can help me figure out a root cause on this issue. In just the past couple days I have started noticing a squeaking sound coming from the front passenger side wheel area.

This sound is a rotating sound that only happens when turning left, and is not constant. there is a break in the squeak at some point in the rotation and then starts again once it clears that spot.

In the winter I slid at 3-4 MPH into a curb when my wheels couldn't handle the slick snowy/icey road conditions. The shop had to replace the rim and a tie rod. I'm thinking this is directly related to this incident, but not certain what it could be.

I do not beleive it to be the brakes and the sound does not go away when I apply brake pressure. The sound is increasingly noticeable the sharper the turn I make. No sound when driving straight, turning right, or at high speeds the sound is also not noticeable.

Does this sound like a axle/bearing issue? Has anyone noticed an issue like this before? Also do you believe that this is directly related to the impact the passenger front rim took a few months back?

All help is greatly appreciated, thanks guys.
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Brakes. I had a similar sound on my '00 INtrigue and after finding slop in one wheel, figured at 160 they were both worn, I replaced both hubs, it needed brake pads, found a CV joint cover ripped, new struts...dang, I really got into the thing. Was all proud until I drove it, still squeaked around right turns.

Result: Brake rotors had a slight lip on them, and the wheel bearings are good but there is a bit of deflection. You probably need them turned a LITTLE bit or new rotors. You might even be able to take a 4.5" grinder with a flap wheel sander pad and take the edge off if someone can rotate the hub for you while you hit it.

I'd bet that's what it is.
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Sorry for the delay in posting. I went to the dealership and had Maintenance II performed and had them check out the squeaking sound.

Problem: Brake dust shield was rubbing a little bit on the rotor.

Solution: Readjust the brake dust shield and the sound has went away. I'm very relieved it turned out to be a very simple solution.
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I want to thank everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. I'm glad it ended up being something very simple.

Also Caron from GM Customer Service, it is great to see you/GM keeping in contact with the customers at the places they go and not make them come to you. Social media is a great tool for both customers and businesses, there is much to be gained by GM from this.
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Members...take a look at your driver's side front wheel well...I had to take off my tire...and I found a large crack running down the well from the engine bolt...I don't drive my car hard...and some may say I don't drive it at all ..but I do have 25K and it is over 5 yrs old...so, to be on the warranty side of this problem...u know what u have to do.
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