Squeal sound from right front wheel well when making left turns.

Russell Kubycheck crk022 at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 2 09:51:53 EDT 2002

On my wife's car ('97 A6qw) I have just upgraded the front brakes to the A8
Rotor/ TT caliper carrier combo w/ Mintex Red Box Pads.

My wife stated there was a squeal before I did the work, but I told her not
to worry best I thought it was the rotors/pads (yellow brake light came on
about the same time).

This squeal expresses itself during any left turn angle and at any speed. It
does get louder as speed increases. At 1-3mph the sound is cyclic. But at
speeds over 5mph it sounds constant. It seems to be independent of brake
pedal pressure. The sound cannot be heard in the car with the window closed
and A/C on. Which is why did not notice before changing the rotors/pads. I
only had the windows down after the work was done.

Also, if I am going straight or in a right hand turn there are no abnormal

My brother and I took the right side rotor and caliper off and reinstall
them. He thought everything look great. He then bounced the right front side
of the car and a small squeak could be heard.

Any ideas before I go to the mechanic? I am afraid they like to just replace
things until the problem goes away. $$$

'99 A6q
'97 A6qw (well at least it stops better than before).
The new A8 rotors and TT caliper carriers bolted right on and fit just fine
under the 5 spoke 16" wheels.

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