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#1 danz75

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:11 PM

I was wondering if someone knows how to solve this. I have a 92 Legacy with 110k mi 2.2. Usually in the morning and esp if it's really cold out, there seems to be a squeaking sound coming from the left wheel when the car starts moving off. Sound is more pronounced when it's really cold. If there's been a lot of snow/slush and cold out, it does the same thing whenever it turns left. Sound is not heard at high speeds.
I've looked at the rotors and the pads and it looks fine. The sound doesn't sound anything from usual sounds brakes make. I'm guessing maybe the hub assembly or the bearings are starting to wear out.. but why does it only happen when it's cold and when I'm turning left?

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:11 AM

Could be that it is a good condition pad but the wrong one or poorly installed. Could also be the hub too, and the cold could make any metal contract a tiny tiny bit and accentuate any flaws allready present.

Does it change under braking or when you're in reverse?

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:57 AM

It usually happens under the 2 conditions.
1. cold
2. wet

usually more pronounced when it's wet. And the sound can only be heard as you're moving off from standstill. But after driving awhile, the sound doesn't come back (unless its a wet and cold day)

I've never heard it during braking. Reverse does it too if it's in the morning under the given conditions. Do you think water has gotten into the bearings?

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:51 AM

I was kinda thinking bearings, but usually bearing noise (in my experience, anyway) was never very dependant on moisture or temperature. I'd check the brakes first, I suppose.




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