"Noise" Coming from front right end of vehicle

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:09
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Good morning,
As i am new to this forum and forums in general please excuse if this is not in the correct place.

I have recently purchased a Mitsubishi Triton ML 3.2L turbo. I have been 4wding a fair bit since then and after recently going camping i have noticed a "squeak" or "Chirp" in the front right end of the vehicle. It only seems to happen between 70 Km/h & over and it also seems to stop happening when i apply the brakes or turn slightly to the right.
Would anyone know of any reason for this occurring? Or any thing i can do to identify what it is?

Thank you
Elliot
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Reply By: jacent - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:28

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:28
Does it get louder when you turn slightly to the left? sounds like a wheel bearing.
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Follow Up By: Elliot P - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:41

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:41
Thanks for the reply. It doesn't get louder when i turn left or right. Only really when going straight ahead, It does seem to stop when i turn right though?
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:36

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:36
Possibly a loose or worn wheel bearing allowing the brake disc to rub on the pads. Try jacking the front wheels off the ground and give the wheels a good shake vertically and horizontally. Quite often the brakes will give a bit of a squeak when the pads only just touch the discs.

Cheers
Pop
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Follow Up By: Elliot P - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:43

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:43
Cheers, I'll give that a go this afternoon and let you know.
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Reply By: Colcam42 - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:56

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 13:56
Hi Elliot, are you sure that it isn't the brake pad wear indicator? Usually acts in a similar way when the pad is very close to its wear limit.
You will like this forum, always good stuff,
Cheers, Col
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Follow Up By: Elliot P - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 15:41

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 15:41
Thanks Col, I'll have a look at them this arvo. Although it doesn't sound like the indicator, It only makes a sound when the wheel does half a rotation (If that makes any sense).
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 14:13

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 14:13
No juddering or vibrations coming form the front end? If bearings were on the way out, you'd probably get either vibrations or a noticeable 'notch' (best word I can think of) when you change directions.

If it's only a squeak or chirp, then it's probably brakes (or maybe steering arm)
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 14:36

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 14:36
If you haven't got the skills to identify the noise yourself I would highly recommend taking it to a qualified mechanic for a diagnosis.

Had a friend who had a health problem..... went on the WWW to see what was wrong, found what he had, sold everything and gave his money away as he was terminally ill.... 3 weeks later he got over the flu and 3 years on he is doing well.... apart from being broke.
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Follow Up By: Elliot P - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 15:39

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 15:39
Nice story, I think this is a bit different though i'll take that into consideration.
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Follow Up By: jacent - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 16:25

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 16:25
Whats the point in having a forum if you cant ask questions?
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 19:14

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 19:14
There is a difference in asking a question if you have a good basic understanding of something to start with...... if you don't have a good basic understanding of something the Internet can lead you astray and cause more problems and cost money.

A noise in the front can be many things....... even something very dangerous that could cause injury or loose of life.





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Follow Up By: Dreadnought - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 01:46

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 01:46
You had a friend who gave all of his money away because he diagnosed himself as terminally ill when it was just a common flu? What's the saying?....."A fool and his money are easily parted" is one that comes to mind.............
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 15:48

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 15:48
We have a Subaru Outback that's doing the same thing, and it has been diagnosed as the brakes.
Cheers.
Baz
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