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Squeaking offside front wheel. Noise stops under braking

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banned3y, 1m agoPosted 3 years, 1 month ago
We've got a 2006 Nissan Note and there's a noticeable squeaking coming from the driver's side front wheel. It starts after about 5-10 minutes of driving and stops as soon as you touch the brakes, then starts again when you let off them. Also seems to be at 10-40MPH and not over that

The brakes feel fine and there's no noise at all when they are in use.

Any ideas what it might be? I have googled it but it's like looking for an illness, you come back with everything from a minor issue to OMG you are going to DIE!
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banned3y, 1m agoPosted 3 years, 1 month ago
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#1
A trip to a garage will no doubt give you the answer.
banned#2
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A trip to a garage will no doubt give you the answer.

Oh dear, I've become "one of those people" who asks silly questions on the internet!

(I was actually asking to see if anyone here could suggest an easy solution that would mean no trip to a garage)

Edited By: DJ1 on Oct 29, 2013 11:40
#3
You will only get similar on here to what you got with Google, nobody can 100% tell you without actually inspecting the vehicle.

A garage should give you the correct answer in about 10 minutes.
#4
Have you made your will?oO
#5
You would need to check a few things. After a drive put your hand near the wheel to feel for any excess heat, check it against the other wheels to get a feel for heat from other wheels. Check the brake pad thickness. Jack up the car and spin the wheel, again check both sides, they should spin freely................I would hazard a guess that the brake may be sticking, so when you drive it heats up and expands, causing the noise. Other than this you would need to check the brake is operating, and moves freely in and out, this would require taking the caliper off..............I'm self taught and have overhauled a few sets of brakes, motorbike and car and they are actually very simple with a little knowledge...........I had a similar problem recently and it was a sticking caliper which I replaced and bled without special tools. 2 bolts to take the brake off....
Firstly get it sorted, you don't want a sticking brake when the roads get icy.....
If in any doubt, as has been said, take it to a professional, may not be an expensive fix.
#6
had same problem with a tipo took it to garage could not find anything wrong £42 bill.got a mate to have look found brake pads worn down to metal new pads required.
#7
Also had/have same problem. Lucky enough to have a good mechanic who checked it for me (no charge) but tells me everything is fine. It can be various things but mine is apparently a very small bit of 'play' in the brake caliper which is not worth repairing as would be costly but also not dangerous or an MOT failure issue. This; of course; does not however mean that your case is the same. Therefore; as already suggested; get your motor to a garage and have it checked. It could be something more serious. May even be a squeaky wheel bearing. Not expensive, but not something you want to leave to develop.

billybob007's diagnoses' are very informative. As he points out - it can be a number of things. Some of which are an easy fix, and some not so. If you are not an adept mechanic however, then get to someone who is. Brakes are not something you want to 'bodge' if you know what I mean!

All the best, OP. Hope you get it sorted.

Regards, Phsy.
#8
If you look through the alloy wheel you should see a flexible piece of metal / plastic behind the brake disc. Push it towards the centre of the car and work your way from top to bottom, pushing the edge (only gently so it flexes).
Quite often, small stones get lodged between the disk and guard, causing this noise.
It might not be this, but I've seen this a few times. It's easy to do and you can at least eliminate it if it's not.
You can also try cleaning the wheels and disks when the car is cold, to try to dislodge any stones or rubbish lodged.
banned#9
only a guess, cheap quality break pads a discs. look at them through your wheels... do you see rust on the discs or rims of discs ? if so you have had cheap quality fitted
#10
BIGJACK1
had same problem with a tipo took it to garage could not find anything wrong £42 bill.got a mate to have look found brake pads worn down to metal new pads required.


You joined the site just to add that useless piece of info?oO
#11
The last few millimetres of the brake friction lining is chamfered. When the brake pads get low and onto the chamfer, they start to squeal lightly. When you apply the brakes, the squeal stops. It is most probable the brake pads will need changing. An auto transmission brake pads will not last the same as a manual transmission due to brake creep. If the pads haven't been changed in the last 15-20,000 miles, this is the most probable cause. A sticky calliper can cause the same but it is not a common cause on the Note.
#12
leelee6781
only a guess, cheap quality break pads a discs. look at them through your wheels... do you see rust on the discs or rims of discs ? if so you have had cheap quality fitted

Absolute rubbish. Any disk, cheap or expensive will show rust!
#13
yea am a woman and I say its the breaks. do you mean like you can hear them grinding leak shheeeeekkkkkkkkkkk
#14
sofiasar
yea am a woman and I say its the breaks. do you mean like you can hear them grinding leak shheeeeekkkkkkkkkkk


What exactly do you think is broken?
#15
It could be a wear warning contact, a little pin type thing that is designed to rub on the disk when the pads get close to being worn out, its an early warning to stop the pads from wearing down to metal and damaging the disk, take it to any of the fast fit outlets such as kwikfit or ats etc they offer free brake inspections
banned#16
The Therapist
The last few millimetres of the brake friction lining is chamfered. When the brake pads get low and onto the chamfer, they start to squeal lightly. When you apply the brakes, the squeal stops. It is most probable the brake pads will need changing. An auto transmission brake pads will not last the same as a manual transmission due to brake creep. If the pads haven't been changed in the last 15-20,000 miles, this is the most probable cause. A sticky calliper can cause the same but it is not a common cause on the Note.
#17
Wheel bearing gone by the sounds of it

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