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    Question Weird high pitched noise

    Today when driving back from my partners work when i pulled out of the car park i had a high pitched noise which i initially thought was coming from a shop alarm.

    anyway when i got home i noticed it wasnt as was actually from my car. Sounds like the front right wheel area.

    Only seems to happen when at low speed so thought it might be my brakes squeeling. Only problem tho is that even when ive stopped still it still can be heard for a few seconds.

    Ive recently changed the suspension (to lower it) and also heard what i thought was clicking noise when i turned the wheel (only coming from the right wheel again) - so changed the droplinks on both sides. I replaced them with OE parts and also changed all the nuts/bolts and applied the correct torque to eliminate any problems.

    Unfortunately this hasnt stopped the clicking noise and now this other noise has appeared.

    Any ideas what it could be / what to look for?
    Maybe the waterpump bearing?

    Car has done 67k and its a 54plate H. Engine code: Z16XEP

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    Hmmm what service history has the car got?
    My waterpump used to squeel before i got it done, is there anything u can do to make it change pitch? Im sure someone on here will come up with a more clued up answer than me !
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    its got a full service history. It is due for another one in the next couple of thousand miles and no cant change the pitch of it.

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    had a quick look at the front wheel when i got home and sounds / looks like the rear pad is binding/rubbing on the disc.
    Going to wash it and clean with brake and clutch cleaner, see if that makes any difference.

    Im wondering if the clicking noise when i turn both ways (only coming from the drivers wheel) is also causing this problem and if it possibily could be the CV on the way out

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    stipped it down and found that the disc backing plate was slightly bent and was rubbing on the disc.

    must have run over something to bend it like that.
    Least its that problem thats solved.

    still have a rubbing noise that happens when i turn at low speed. suppose it could be tracking or something. Doesnt seem to happen when driving normally just when turning around.
    Also noticed large-ish circles on the tyres (like a crop circle lol)

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    Did you manage to solve the problem?
    I parked up at my dads house last night
    Car was fine until I pulled away, for some reason I had my window down, and as I pulled away I noticed a high pitched noise... it was like a rubbing sound?
    Coming from the drivers side front wheel

    I've recently had the car M.O.T's... and had something fixed on the front anti roll bar bushes... I also had new discs and pads a few months ago, so dont think they will have worn down by now
    I heard the noise for the first time night, only when I turned the wheel at speeds below 20mph, then it stopped
    But this morning I've been on 2 drives and not heard a thing?
    Nothing has changed apart from leaving the car overnight
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