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

David.Ullrich at ferguson.com David.Ullrich at ferguson.com
Fri Aug 2 12:09:07 EDT 2002

Yup, that's my guess. The symptoms are exactly what mine were when the wheel bearing fails. If it only happens when making left turns then it is the RIGHT wheel bearing that is failing (it's the one that gets loaded in left turns).


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-----Original Message-----
From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:knotnook at traverse.com]
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 10:41 AM
To: Russell Kubycheck; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Squeal sound from right front wheel well when making left

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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