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    Squeaking from front break under low speed

    Hey,

    I recently changed my brakes and rotors on my 03 wrx and am now noticing a squeaking sound from the front of the car (while the wheels are turning at low speeds). I generally hear the sound after an exit from the highway or after a sharp turn? Its driving me MAD! especially since I just got the brakes done!

    Does anyone know what could be the problem and how to fix it?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.J View Post
    Hey,

    I recently changed my brakes and rotors on my 03 wrx and am now noticing a squeaking sound from the front of the car (while the wheels are turning at low speeds). I generally hear the sound after an exit from the highway or after a sharp turn? Its driving me MAD! especially since I just got the brakes done!

    Does anyone know what could be the problem and how to fix it?

    Thanks
    Make absolutely sure first of all that the slides and everything are properly lubricated, also make sure your backing plates weren't accidentally bent and are rubbing on the rotor...I am assuming this noise was not present before you performed the brake job?

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    actually now that I thought about it.. before I had my brakes done, I heard a similar noise at either high speed or after driving on bad NYC roads. Also this noise stops as soon as I apply the brakes and starts back up when i'm rolling..

    Sorry if this is a stupid question; but do you think it would help if I sprayed wd40 behind my wheels or would it cause more problems?

    I also read that applying the brakes while a quick reverse can solve something.. what do you think?

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    Anymore insights?

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    Don't WD-40 your brakes!
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    did you fallow the break in and installation instructions on the back of the box?
    i know this sounds retarded but if you dont fallow the break in instructions or the installation instructions you can generate problems such as you are having. if the brakes werent borken in properly you can possibly get a squeek noise. if they werent installed correctly (ex: lubrication, bleeding, compressing the caliper, etc.) that would also cause it to chatter or squeek.
    check the backing plates too, when you removed your wheel you could have possibly dropped it on the sheild and caused it to bend slightly.

    hope this info was helpful. take care

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    Don't WD-40 your brakes!
    I had a feeling that it would not be that simple..

    Did not change the brakes myself so don't know all the details..
    guess il have a mechanic look at it when I get a tire rotation..

    Just hope its a simple esthetic problem and wont wear anything else down!

    Will post whatever I find out.

    Thanks for ur help guys

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    idk if subarus have them, but on my old honda it was the dust guard. i just bent it back a little and it was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbrownmann View Post
    idk if subarus have them, but on my old honda it was the dust guard. i just bent it back a little and it was fine.
    yes subarus have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbrownmann View Post
    idk if subarus have them, but on my old honda it was the dust guard. i just bent it back a little and it was fine.
    Im assuming thats a simple job?

    I should probably start working on the car myself..

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.J View Post
    Im assuming thats a simple job?

    I should probably start working on the car myself..
    The wheel would have to come off, but that's about it, after that it's a matter of bending the dust cover back a little bit.

    I don't think this is your problem though... If the dust cover is making the noise, I would think it would be making it at any speed. I'm wondering if maybe your wheel bearing is going out on that corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    The wheel would have to come off, but that's about it, after that it's a matter of bending the dust cover back a little bit.

    I don't think this is your problem though... If the dust cover is making the noise, I would think it would be making it at any speed. I'm wondering if maybe your wheel bearing is going out on that corner.

    I drove it work 2day, and heard minimal sound..
    but im sure it will catch me by surprise and ruin the rest of my day

    il try to look behind my wheels 2night.. how will I know if something is abnormal?

    Also, wheel bearing does not sound like a fun job.. is it? expensive?

    If nothing, hopefully I get time this weekend to go to a mechanic for a look.

    Do you think it requires immediate attention? Like would this cause more problems for me if not fixed?

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