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    front wheel squeek - temp cure - help

    Ok in an old post i mentioned i was having issues with my front drivers side wheel squeeking when turning and sometimes on straight.

    After seeing many posts on here, and having several people look at it, i personally thought it was a bearing, turns out it wasnt.

    Turns out to be some sort of back plate, or surrounding to the CV joint, the garage did not get very specific to the exact location. Just said it was something to do with the cv joint and rust.

    Once they had sprayed some wd40 on it, it stopped for a few weeks. then back again.

    They now say they could take it apart and remove the rust surface, which would prevent the squicking for a while, obviously guessing the rust could return.

    Does anyone have any idea what i'm going on about.

    And is there a more permanent fix than to keep getting the rust scraped from it.

    Many thanks

    nick

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    I have the exact same problem with my car.

    I would like to find a solution for this as well.

    I spray the front wheel with WD 40 and like you it only stopped for awhile.

    My car is vibrating badly as well at 60mph or above, the steering wheel the seats the sun visors everything.

    I would be interested to hear if anyone has any ideas.
    1.4 1999 Opel Astra 140,000 miles.
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    is the brake disc backing/guard touching the disc? have a look and see how close it is, its easy to bend back slightly. had a similar problem on my mk3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kluivert View Post
    I have the exact same problem with my car.

    I would like to find a solution for this as well.

    I spray the front wheel with WD 40 and like you it only stopped for awhile.

    My car is vibrating badly as well at 60mph or above, the steering wheel the seats the sun visors everything.

    I would be interested to hear if anyone has any ideas.
    I'd say the vibration at 60mph plus is almost certainly down to your wheels needing tracking properly.
    I'm having the squeeking problem on and off at the minute, im needing new front brakes so i'll see what this does, hopefully cure it cos its doing my head in now BIG TIME

    Quite often you'll find small bits of stone/gravel can get trapped up inbetween your disc/shoe and make this sort of noise, happened on my old mans Shogun, he had it looked at and all it was was a tiny stone. all the time.

    I'll let you know what the brake job does to mine lads.

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    I was reading a post about a squeaking wheel being caused by a "bent backing plate".

    What is a backing plate.
    1.4 1999 Opel Astra 140,000 miles.
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