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    Noise coming from wheels.

    I took off my driver side wheels the other day to fix some chips in the rims and after putting them back on I have ran into a problem. When im driving, if i turn to the left the wheels starts squealing, but if im in reverse and turn to the left it sounds more like grinding or metal rubbing together. Anyone have a clue?

    Edit: Sounds like the noise is coming from the left front wheel.
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    Did you properly tighten and torque the lug nuts?


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    +1^...Make sure the lugnuts are tight first...I know its a tad over spec but I torque them to around 85 ft lbs...The noise was not there before you removed the wheel i presume? As for the squeal check your drive belt condition/tension....

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    The squealing sound is now happening when im driving in a straight line too. What could it be!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti View Post
    The squealing sound is now happening when im driving in a straight line too. What could it be!?

    Do you get the noise while the car is stopped and you rev the engine or anything?

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    Yeah i revved the engine when stopped, but no noise then. Only while moving. It also happens when i use the brakes, think it could be the brakes?
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    Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti View Post
    Anyone?
    if it's happening without the brakes engaged... it's probably not the brakes.

    What're you torqued to?

    Are you using spacers?

    Are you using stock lug nuts?

    Did you clean between the hubs and wheels when you installed them so the wheels weren't uneven?

    stock wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    if it's happening without the brakes engaged... it's probably not the brakes.

    What're you torqued to?

    Are you using spacers?

    Are you using stock lug nuts?

    Did you clean between the hubs and wheels when you installed them so the wheels weren't uneven?

    stock wheels?


    Im not too sure about the tourque.
    No Spacers.
    Stock lugs with stock wheels.
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    Is it more of a squeal like a belt or a squeak...Did you make sure nothing is rubbing like the undercover or something?.. fore you mentioned it happens when you turn all the way to the left....Are you sure you arent just keen to sound now that you have worked on the vehicle and its the normal stress of the Power steering system when turned to full lock?...

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    It doesnt really sound like a belt, more like a squeak. Its never done this until I took the wheel off and put it back on.

    It starts makes this sqeualing when I barely turn to the left and SOMETIMES when I am driving straight. If i go in reverse and turn to the left, i hear more of a grinding/rubbing sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti View Post
    Im not too sure about the tourque.
    That's your first problem. Take the wheels off... clean between the hub and the wheel, then put them back on and torque them to spec. Torque wrenches aren't expensive at all for a 1/2 way decent one.
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    Pull the wheel again and look for marks. I am willing to bet that the lugs were not torqued properly and that the wheel is wobbling a bit and making contact somewhere.
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    What should i torque them to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005sti View Post
    What should i torque them to?
    65 ft. lbs is spec however personally I torque all my lugnuts on every subaru I remove a wheel on to 80 ft lbs...I use a torque stick to compensate for our weak air compressor...lol.

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