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

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Fri Aug 2 11:41:26 EDT 2002

Wheel bearing failing?

At 08:51 AM 08/02/2002 -0500, Russell Kubycheck wrote:

>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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