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Old 06/07/2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Wheel / Brake Noise

I've got a noise coming from one of the wheels that goes away as soon as I touch the brakes. It's a short loud medium-pitched chirp that seems to occur with each revolution of whichever wheel. My first thought was that it may be a warped rotor but the brakes work fine, and I can't spin the front wheels fast enough to make the same noise.

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Old 06/07/2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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Is your wheel bearing tightened correctly? I would guess that or the rotor.

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Old 06/07/2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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Ckeck you anti rattle springs on the disc brakes. Marty

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Old 06/07/2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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Marty, where are the anti rattle springs?

Steve, Do you think the wheel bearings may be too loose or two tight?
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Old 06/07/2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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Loose wheel bearings. anti rattle springs are those weird little clippee thingees that squeeze in with the pads when you slide them in....

Is that clear as mud??

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Old 06/07/2012, 08:09 PM   #6
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Arlie you can see it in this shot at the top of caliper behind the rotor. Sorry I do not know how to make arrows. Marty
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Old 06/07/2012, 08:11 PM   #7
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Got it.
After reading Rob's highly detailed description I kinda sorta figured that's what we were talking about but the photo helps a lot.

Thanks

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Loose wheel bearings. anti rattle springs are those weird little clippee thingees that squeeze in with the pads when you slide them in....

Is that clear as mud??

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What he said.

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Old 06/07/2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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Loose wheel bearings. anti rattle springs are those weird little clippee thingees that squeeze in with the pads when you slide them in....

Is that clear as mud??

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I just HATE it when Rob gets all technical with car part names like that!

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Old 06/08/2012, 08:30 AM   #10
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Well, I may have found the problem.

After I pulled off the passenger side wheel I saw that one of the "weird little clippee thingees that squeeze in with the pads" was missing so I figured this was going to be an easy 5-minute fix.

One of the voices in my head kept telling me that there was probably a good reason why the clippee thingee was missing but I've learned over the years that ignoring the voices in my head is usually the best thing I can do for myself and for society in general so I found a clippee thingee in my bin of brake parts, and a bolt, and forged ahead with enthusiasm and determination.

The voice was right this time.

<sigh> One of the FOs (former owners) broke off the bolt that holds the clippee thingee onto the spindle. I can probably drill it out with it on the car but I don't have one of those nifty lifts like Rob has in his garage so I think the prudent thing to do is remove the spindle work on it on the bench.

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Old 06/08/2012, 09:27 AM   #11
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Yep. You can drill it out and use one of those E-Z Outee thing-ama-jigs. (Quoted from Rob's Technical Term Encyclopedia)

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Old 06/08/2012, 03:24 PM   #12
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FO was driving my GNS with one of the main boltee thingees that holds the pad squeezeee thingee to the large bracketee between them there upper and lower arms that go up and down.

Pads were paper thin on one end and nice and thick on the other. Loss of main bolltee let squeezer device cock sideways..... Not to mention ditch or centerline was tough to stay between when large pedal next to the go fast one was depressed.

But all the "weird little clippeee thingeees" were there!!!
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Old 06/08/2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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You are way to technical for me can you explain that in laymen's terms!
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You are way to technical for me can you explain that in laymen's terms!
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no stoppeee straight!!!

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