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Old 01-15-2020, 07:06 AM
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Faint (but there) Squeaking Sound

I've noticed an increasingly frequent squeaking sound that I think is coming from the front of the vehicle. I notice it when I'm creeping about 2 to 5 mph and it seems to increase in frequency as the speed increases - leading me to believe that it could be wheel or belt related. It just sounds as if there is revolution involved.

The car will be in the shop in a week or so, but I wanted to see if I could get ahead of it for the mechanic.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:20 PM
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Could also be tires.
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:03 PM
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Could also be tires.
Like, the rubber? To my ear, it sounds more mechanical. Perhaps I don't understand.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:42 PM
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Tires can make what might be described as a squeaking sound. Best to have it checked.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:17 PM
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Tires can make what might be described as a squeaking sound. Best to have it checked.
Well alright. I'll mention it. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:20 PM
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I've noticed an increasingly frequent squeaking sound that I think is coming from the front of the vehicle. I notice it when I'm creeping about 2 to 5 mph and it seems to increase in frequency as the speed increases - leading me to believe that it could be wheel or belt related. It just sounds as if there is revolution involved.

The car will be in the shop in a week or so, but I wanted to see if I could get ahead of it for the mechanic.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Hey do you have the stock Run-Flats, if so i had this dilemma and found out it was just under tire pressured and it fixed that squeaking..
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:04 AM
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Hey do you have the stock Run-Flats, if so i had this dilemma and found out it was just under tire pressured and it fixed that squeaking..
No run-flats right now. The previous owner put Kumhos on it. If I remember correctly, the front right had a different amount of air in it than the rest of the tires. I'll check again at lunch.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:00 PM
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Passenger Front: 33.4 psi @ 48 deg
Driver Front: 33 psi @ 46 deg
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Driver Rear: 36.3 psi @ 43 deg
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:55 PM
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Passenger Front: 33.4 psi @ 48 deg
Driver Front: 33 psi @ 46 deg
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Driver Rear: 36.3 psi @ 43 deg
Man your air is all over the place lol. Hey you should get this "Portable Air Compressor by Audew", this thing plugs directly into your 12V outlet, and can reach both front and back tires, i tested on a 06' Honda Pilot once. You set it to the PSI and just run it, it will automatically shut off when its at the set PSI. And i hope after you get all the tires at the same PSI, your squuek goes away...
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:34 PM
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Man your air is all over the place lol. Hey you should get this "Portable Air Compressor by Audew", this thing plugs directly into your 12V outlet, and can reach both front and back tires, i tested on a 06' Honda Pilot once. You set it to the PSI and just run it, it will automatically shut off when its at the set PSI. And i hope after you get all the tires at the same PSI, your squuek goes away...
Sounds handy. I'll check it out. Cool that you can set the desired PSI. I've got a Slime brand 12volt in the trunk, but it doesn't have the limit feature.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:11 AM
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Get a good tire pressure gauge so it reads correctly each time.
None of the talking or cheap ones. That's your best tool.
Something like this: tire Gauge

Longacre makes many different sizes, ranges and styles to choose from.
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Sounds handy. I'll check it out. Cool that you can set the desired PSI. I've got a Slime brand 12volt in the trunk, but it doesn't have the limit feature.
Yeps, got mine off Amazon i think i paid less than $30 for it. It hasn't failed me yet and love that i can fill my tires inside my garage in my PJ's lol..
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So the car is still in the shop. Hydraulic bushings replaced. Heater core and some AC thingy replaced (huge labor, here).

And as for the squeaking sound...

My brother thinks the AC compressor may be failing.
He says this could explain why the squeaks are heard increasing/decreasing in rapidity as the RPMs rise, and fall, respectively.

For a while, I was running with the Start/Stop feature active and on occasion, there would be a relatively louder squeak coming from the same area when the car started back up - also a clue that the compressor could be the culprit.

He says it's rare but possible.

I'll keep updating...
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So the car is still in the shop. Hydraulic bushings replaced. Heater core and some AC thingy replaced (huge labor, here).

And as for the squeaking sound...

My brother thinks the AC compressor may be failing.
He says this could explain why the squeaks are heard increasing/decreasing in rapidity as the RPMs rise, and fall, respectively.

For a while, I was running with the Start/Stop feature active and on occasion, there would be a relatively louder squeak coming from the same area when the car started back up - also a clue that the compressor could be the culprit.

He says it's rare but possible.

I'll keep updating...
WOW that's how much disassembly they needed to do?
Here's hoping the rattles after reassembly don't drowned out the squeak.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:18 AM
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WOW that's how much disassembly they needed to do?
Here's hoping the rattles after reassembly don't drowned out the squeak.
Right! I expect to receive my keys and a zip lock baggy of miscellaneous screws and parts.
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After replacing the front hydraulic bushings the squeak has ceased. Perhaps there was a crack in the passenger side that was rubbing and causing friction?
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Old 02-20-2020, 03:58 PM
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Hold the phone

The squeak is still there. Replacing the bushings did NOT stop it.
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So the car is still in the shop. Hydraulic bushings replaced. Heater core and some AC thingy replaced (huge labor, here).

And as for the squeaking sound...

My brother thinks the AC compressor may be failing.
He says this could explain why the squeaks are heard increasing/decreasing in rapidity as the RPMs rise, and fall, respectively.

For a while, I was running with the Start/Stop feature active and on occasion, there would be a relatively louder squeak coming from the same area when the car started back up - also a clue that the compressor could be the culprit.

He says it's rare but possible.

I'll keep updating...
Pls, pls to save your engine from that nasty TC failure risks, lol don't use that (ASS) Auto-Stop-Start feature...And dang, that is alot of surgery for a squuek, sounds like my Doc when he asks for me to go in for a physical, end up in the ER for a week, lol..
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