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    Question Squealy Astra Coupe help!

    I wasn't too sure where to post this so if there's a proper section 4 car trouble please move my post

    Basically, When i drive my car (astra 2001) it makes a really loud constant squeaky/squealy noise. It's only started happening today, and i havent had anything done to the car to make it do this. When i turn the engine on it's normal and there's no noise, and when i rev the car when it's stationary it's also normal with no noise. It only happens when the car is moving, and driving above a certain speed. like at 5 mph its fine and doesn't squeal, it's just when i get to higher speeds above about 10mph this loud squealy noise occurs. It also squeals when im coasting in no gear as long as i'm above a certain speed. The car drives normal and seems fine and doesn't struggle.
    Does anyone have any ideas where the noise could be coming from? And what it could be?

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    sounds like a wheel bearing to me, is it coming from a certain place on the car?
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    wheel bearing? tha doesnt sound too gud! well, i thought it was comin from the front left side of the car, I'm not entirely sure though. is it a big job if it is a wheel bearing?

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    i had a squeel - was the rear brake pads hitting the metal marker - to rule out the rear brake look at whats left of the pads. or drive past a row of buildings with the windows dow to see if you can tell from what part of the car the squeel is comming from

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    Knowing the astra - probably something to do with rear brakes
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    OK I just had a look and the brake pads look ok and don't seem worn down. If it was something to do with the brakes though, wouldn't the noise be affected by when i brake? Becuase the noise is there even when I don't brake.
    Well i'll take it to the garage tomorrow anyway it seems as though it could be a number of things. I was hoping it would easily be fixable. Things never are these days hey hehe
    Thanks anyways!

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    mine squeeled with no brakin - when the pads wear down - usually 2-3mm still visible on the pad there is a metal section which is exposed as it sits higher than the brake pad itself causing it to touch the disc creating a squeel when driving

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    Could try getting the car on a 4 post lift and seeing if the rear wheels spin freely.

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