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 Post subject: I've got a few squeaks and rattles I want answers for...
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:31 am 
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Hi guys,

I've got two issues at the moment with my brakes (and possibly wheel bearings) ...

Firstly, I've got an annoying squeeking coming from me right rear wheel... It goes away under braking but is there whenever the brakes aren't applied... Could it be anything other than bad pads/rotors as I do have cheap ones fitted...?

Also, I get quite a bad shuddering coming from my front left wheel occaisonally when I turn or go down a steep driveway at low speeds... It will never just do it pulling up to the lights. Any ideas? I'm thinking it's a wheel bearing.
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 Post subject: Re: I've got a few squeaks and rattles I want answers for...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:05 pm 
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when my wheel bearing was f**k it was making a scraping griding metal sound as i was driving and when i would turn it would be worse so i changed it and all good but not sure if that the same as your explaining.

 

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 Post subject: Re: I've got a few squeaks and rattles I want answers for...
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:09 pm 
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i had the same stupid squeak from the right rear on my xr8, would go away when braking.
i lubed the slides on the caliper and put a bit of silastic between the piston and the pad to stop the pad slightly moving and it went away, not sure witch one fixed the problem though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: I've got a few squeaks and rattles I want answers for...
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:38 pm 
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I've gotten rid of the squeaking... I just replaced the s**t rear brake pads with some Ferrodos... No more squeaking!

However, a few days before i replaced the pads I started to get a slight knocking from the rear at very low speeds... So now I have to figure out what that is!
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 Post subject: Re: I've got a few squeaks and rattles I want answers for...
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:57 pm 
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that could well be diff chatter if you have an LSD......

Usually happens whent he diff is warm and you are slowing down or turning a corner under light or no loads.

If that could be it, you should change the diff oil and get an oil with a friction modifier. These can limit the effectiveness of your LSD, but will fix the chatter.

 

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 Post subject: Re: I've got a few squeaks and rattles I want answers for...
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:02 pm 
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that could well be diff chatter if you have an LSD......

Usually happens whent he diff is warm and you are slowing down or turning a corner under light or no loads.

If that could be it, you should change the diff oil and get an oil with a friction modifier. These can limit the effectiveness of your LSD, but will fix the chatter.

 

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 Post subject: Re: I've got a few squeaks and rattles I want answers for...
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:39 pm 
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Nah I know diff chatter. This sounds brake related... But I might be wrong!
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