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How do i stop the high pitch squeel that has recently started

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The squeel you hear is most likely related to the braking system of your car. This is typically caused by a wear indicator attached to the brake pads that once the wear limit is reached it contacts the rotor (that spins with the wheel) and a squeeling noise is heard. It can also come from a brake caliper that is not properly "floating" (the calipers float side to side to allow for even pad wear) and causing excessive wear on one pad, again causing the wear indicator to engage. There are also a few lessor probable causes for this annoying noise, but the bottom line is you need to have your brakes checked right away. Best wishes!

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When does it happen? When you start the car? When you accelerate dramatically? Or when braking? These two answers are for breaking but if you have power brakes you can not adjust the pads. They are pushed with brake fluid, not a cable.
If it happens on starting or accelerating its probably a belt. How old is this car/truck? In older cars there are 3 belts that could make that noise. Power Steering, alternator and air conditioning belts. Is your a/c on in the car? Turn your a/c off and see if it stops it. If it does its your a/c belt.
These belts are located on the front of the engine near the radiator. You can check the belts with a tension gauge or just push on them with your finger to see how tight they are. The noise comes from them slipping and not turning the pulley on the device.
If they are over 10 years old, cracking or slick from heating they should be replaced. If there is room under the hood you can replace them yourself. You won't be able to drive without the power steering pump or alternator if it should break or come off.
In newer cars there is only 1 belt that drives everything and is much harder to change.

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Most likely it is the fact that your brake calipers are too tight, and if they are then they would cause a squeal to happen. all you would need to do is to re-adjust them to be less tighter on the pads

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