Well it's been getting on my nerves for a while now, that awful squeaking from a wheel on my Signum.
Now a thread or two on here suggest it may be a sheild on the brake set up, front I believe, correct me if I'm wrong.
So I set about removing all wheels one by one to sought the problem out.
While I was at it I could also check the brake pads and discs.
So without a complete strip down, (I didn't have the time) everything looks and feels ok and plenty of meat left on both front and rear pads and discs. Also no deep scoring on discs.
So what's the problem? I don't know it baffles me, I can't even get the squeaking noise to happen now, so have I solved it. What I did do was bent all the dust sheilds back a little, just incase it was them but I'm sure they were clear of the discs.
Anyway I plan to take out all the pads and give them all a clean up and get some copper grease on the contact points and also check the calipers for movement.
Anyway the rear wheels were a pig to remove, they were corroded on.
I had to remove the wheel nuts then lower the car to the ground, carefully to break the seal. Had read about this on a thread here, it worked after a little persuasion. Anyway all lubricated and back on.
How the hell I'd have got a rear wheel of easily at the roadside
So be warned if you've not had your's off lately check em out.
What also concerned me was the ease of removing the OSR wheel bolts. I didn't need to put any effort into loosening them, unlike the rest which need an extended bar on the wrench.