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Wheels squeak but stop when squeaking. Also ECM

I have been test driving a near perfect 96 Mercury sable. When I drive the wheels on both sides squeak but stop when squeaking when I brake.

Also I had a goodyear read the diagnostics and they said I need a new ECM. I dont have the codes though. The stealership said 400-800 because I didn't have the exact vin. What do you think.

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  • capsolo99 May 22, 2009

    Thank you gentlemen. Good to hear it's possible that it's a brake problem rather than a bearing problem. The car has been sitting around for a while so that could be part of it. Thanks for the links for the salvage yards. No way am I going to pay hallf of the car's worth on a ecu.

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The wheels squeak could be you may need to wash the wheels to get the brake dust off or replace the front brake pads and try this website to see if they have your car listed www.autozone.com if they do you be able to get pictures and diagrams how to repair your car and check on a price at the same time as for the ECM you can get one at a salvage yard at half the cost try www.junkyarddog.com to find one closet to you and another website is www.alldatadiy.com for repair information and i hope i have been some help to you Michigan Man.

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The brake squeal sounds like you have calipers that need to be serviced...basically they need to be taken apart cleaned and lubed....as far as the ecm, with out the codes I cant give an acurate opinion...however if the list of codes is 10 or more long then the odds are goodyear is correct...check your local carquest or napa for the ecm...it may be cheaper for you...hope this helps

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