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Old 06-24-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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looking for some help with a random noise. I drive a 2000 leggy gt lim. After driving for about 10 or so miles I get a random hi pitch noise coming from my front driver wheel tire area. It is pretty inconsistant with the road, doesnt change when I go over bumps, up hills, down hills ect... The only time it realyl does change is when I am turning or coming back to the left . If I pitch the steering in to the right it seems to go away. the tires are fairly new, brakes are good (it does go away when I put on the brakes though). Would a wheel bearing cause this problem. quick background on the car. It was owned by an older gent who only put 16 k on it until I bought it from him about 3 months ago. any input?
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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anyone? Should this be moved to a different section?
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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it certainly sounds like a brake pad wear sensor or possibly a brake pad vibration both of which could make the described noise under the described conditions. A pad vibration can be cause by many things ranging from improper installation, debris, missing or broken anti-rattle devices, etc. Have you physically checked the brake pad and associated hardware?

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Old 06-24-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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ya, i'd check the pads.. the rotor may be rubbing on the shim which creates that noise
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Thanks a lot guys, will check into it.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:48 PM   #6
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Just an FYI, if it was a wheel bearing you'd be hearing it all the time, and the noise level would change as you accelerate/decelerate.....let it go long enough, and your wheel just might come flying off.

As stated, most likely a pad issue you're experiencing...good luck.
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