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    Default Annoying squeak and wheels stuck on!!!

    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.


    Mick
    Last edited by MickAP; 6th September 2011 at 19:06.

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    I had a stone chipping stuck in mine the other day, that was a annoying squeak, had to remove brake disc to get it out. Little ******

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    You see it all the time now on the motorway car's with chemical welded alloy wheels, the way to get round it is copper grease on the mating surfaces, I now do this every 4>5 months as a routine as I was once caught out, so never again (wallet knows best!!)

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    I had the same squeak on mine turned out it was the backing plate just touching the disc ...thanks to John Robertson as it was him that pointed me to it

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    This is a common fault, quite often when you move the backing plate away from the disc it sorts the problem. alla it takes is a very small piece of debris to be jammed between the plate and disc.
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it

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    A useful preventative against dissimilar metals reacting is to make a 'gasket' for each hub out of plastic - heavier than carrier bag plastic ideally - cheap, reasonably resilient and solves the problem.

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    Nice one Andy. Sounds like a winner.
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it

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    Re original post, the bl##dy squeak is back.

    Drove 4 miles last night to work, nothing

    Came home this morning, last mile and the squeak is back.

    Is there something else (sheild) I missed which could be rubbing before I do a complete strip down.
    BTW it's coming from the OSF.

    Mick

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