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    Just taken the car out for a 5 mile run, and its squealed like crazy from start to finish, its front drivers side, took the wheel off and found nothing out of place, apart from a ton of rock salt stuck under the spring

    It starts squealing just as it starts taking up drive, (car is auto) its VERY loud, but stops when turning right

    any ideas??

    its getting louder by the minute

    had the inboard gaiter replaced before christmas, and mechanic is top bloke, so would have let me know if he had seen anything untoward

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    Sounds like something stuck between either the pad and disk, or the disk and the metal shield the sits under the caliper, most likely a stone or rock salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Sounds like something stuck between either the pad and disk, or the disk and the metal shield the sits under the caliper, most likely a stone or rock salt.
    thats what i thought at first, until i realised it squealed without moving, it does it as soon as the car is about to move off, just taking up drive, but 100% there whilst stationary

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    So you have the noise when stationary? Is it louder as you rev? Could it be the Aux belt?

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    no the sound is a constant, but it doesnt make a single noise in reverse, forgot to mention that in first post

    silent in reverse, screams like crazy in drive

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    Just sat on bus on way to collect the car, all fixed. Heat shield behind the disc had come loose and was catching the wheel, seems it vibrated like mad when just about to move off, hence the squealing noise.

    Best of all....

    Mechanic isn't charging me

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