My car makes a sqwealing noise when I press on the brakes
I have a 2003 saturn L200< I have had it for at least 1 1/2, I have never did anything to the brakes. Recently, I have been hearing this sqwealing noise coming from the front end of the car when I press on the brakes. It happens often and it is not loud but if you were standing outside you will hear it, what could that be?
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Without hearing the noise, it is hard to diagnose. If you replaced the bearings and the noise level is correlated with the speed of the vehicle - I'd look at the wheels/tires. They may be out of balance or you could have a radial shift in one of the tires. Rotate the back tires to the front and front to back. See if that changes the pitch or noise level.
Well i can explain this and hopefully it helps solve some ideas, my brothers saturn has a system that works like a traction control and it applies the brake to either front wheel when the oposite wheel is spinning or slipping. so there is a sensor that detects the wheels loss of traction and it sends a message to computer that tells the other brake to apply. so if you can find out what controls this applying of brakes i bet you will fix this problem and i'm very sorry i cant help any more than this. but ask alot of questions and go to some shops and ask questions, this is also how you meet new people with experience for future problems.
Could be a bad electrical connection to your Anit-lock brakes and TC harness. These bend back and forth and break over time. The noise can be anything, but if you have a fuel starvation or back pressure issue, the engine will shutter when you push the accelerator down.
we have a 2003 saturn vue which we installed new tires on and we noticed a noise about 6 months afterwards. it sounded to my wife and i to be loud road noise from the tires. the car was driven for 6 months and we decided the noise was annoing. had the tires checked only to find it was the left front wheel bearing which was replaced and stopped the noise.
That is simply the mechanism that keeps your car from shifting unless you have the brake applied. It is louder than most vehicles, but that is one small sacrifice for good quality, cheaper car. The noise is normal.