squealing brakes

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:16
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Hi All
l have just notice over the last couple of days ,every time l slow down and do a left hand turn,when l start to pick up speed again l get this really bad squealling noise from the drivers side front wheel.l have checked the brake pads,[still at least50%]there are no deep grooves in the disc and the brakes still work really well with no change in them at all.Yesterday got home from work and felt the rim whan l got out of the car ,and it was really hot on the drivers side,passenger side not even warm.Could it be maybe the wheel bearing possibly going.The car is a 88 model G Q patrol. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar problem.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:32

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:32
Sounds like wheel bearings. To check jack one front wheel off the ground and holding the tyre at the top and bottom, (12 oclock & 6 oclock), try and move the tyre in and out. If there is movement wheel bearings need adjusting.

The heat build up on one side could mean that the bearings could be very close to failing. I would be checking the bearings as soon as posible.

In the early stages of loose wheel bearings, the brakes might have to pumped for them to work properly.
WayneAlways Out'N About
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Follow Up By: patrol88 - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 20:17

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 20:17
Thanks for the reply Wayne ,did what you said and seems to be no movement in wheel,thinking it could be caliper locking up now.
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Follow Up By: Paul1 - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 21:30

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 21:30
Wayne, I had a similar problem in my Jackaroo. Brakes squeeled when turning or reversing. I went to all sorts of specialists. One fellow told me my wheels were out of round and were causing vibration. All the time it was the brake shoes moving in the caliper. First I used a glue to hold the pads in place. (glue can be bought at any auto accessory shop) This worked for a short while until the glue bond broke. I replaced the pads and the problem disappeared and has not returned. The glue is less than $10 and it takes 30 mins to clean and reinstall the pads - worth a try if everything else seems ok.
Paul1
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Reply By: Patroleum - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:53

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:53
Or possibly a dragging or siezed caliper. See if you can rotate the wheel freely with it jacked up
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Follow Up By: patrol88 - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 20:13

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 20:13
Hi patroleum, the wheel does seem pretty tight to move round,which might indicate a problem with the caliper.l tried to see feel for movement in the wheel but everything seems good with no noise or movement,looks like to brake mechanic tommorow for the real test.
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