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Car Advice?-Rotor squeaking-Hyundai Accent

NSDreamer

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After going to two different mechanics and one dealership I'm on the verge of admitting defeat. My front left wheel is emitting a squeaking noise that I was told was due to rust on/around the rotor and that it's not a major issue,  but that fixing it woould be quite expensive. Does anyone by any chance have some advice who has experience with cars? (Not my strongest point)
 

OldSolduer

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Without looking at it I'd guess your pads are worn out. The loud squawk you hear could be the built in warning device that your pads are pooched.

A brake job isn't that expensive. I take it you have front disk brakes?
 

NSDreamer

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Yes, that was the first thought of my mechanic as well who's a pretty good honest guy, however he says my pads are still at about 50% (having been replaced less then a year and a half ago).

 

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Could be a rock stuck between the rotor and the caliper.
 

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Or if it is a rust issue you can take the rotor off. Tap the outside edge with a hammer to lessen or remove said rust. Then reinstall. It has worked for me on a couple of my older vehicles. Anything that is too new I just replace because you never know what kind of sensor you might upset.
 

TN2IC

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Just clean the rotor... go to the shop in Windsor Park.
 

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Had a similiar problem with my car.  Right after a a brake job started hearing a noise from one of the wheels which had the brakes changed.  Turned out it was the wheel bearings.  Quick job.
 

NSDreamer

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I shall look into the above thoughts! Thank you kindly everyone.
 

TN2IC

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Clean it first, then see if it's a wheel bearing.

If the car is park, go to the tire in question. And pull on the top towards you. If it clicks or gives... then a strong chance of it being the wheel bearing. If so... just replace the whole knuckle, not the bearing itself. Too much time and heart ache.
 
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