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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by TQS, Apr 18, 2006.

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    ... like a mouse!

    OK - when i'm travelling at a low speed (less than 10mph) i can hear a high pitched squeak like i'm driving over a mouse with every rotation of the wheel... kind of like an eek... eek... eek... eek...!

    I've had this for a few months and now it's getting on my /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif

    Is this common? Anybody got any ideas what it could be? It sounds like it's coming from one (i think) of the rear wheels...

    Cheers
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    rear caliper binding?

    what happens if you jack it up and rotate each of the rear wheels by hand, can you feel any resistance at any point?
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    check your anti roll bar bushes
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    can't jack the car at the moment as i had an operation recently and can't do any lifting or anything like that...

    I don't think it's antiroll bar either as i had that done last year so i know the symptoms which mainly occurred when i drove over a bump.

    This squeak is really high pitched and happens all the time - even when i drive on smooth tarmac so i think that rules out the antiroll bar no?

    I don't really want to go to the stealers just yet until i have a good idea of what it may be
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    I had the same noise coming from the front wheel (drivers side). If I opened the window and drove close to a wall I got the eek eek eek.

    My local stealer first claimed I was hearing things and there was no noise. On third opinion they told me my wheel bearing was gone. I decided to live with it due to funds at the time, and now it's completely gone!
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    Mouse trapped in the alloy wheel....


    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    Mouse trapped in the alloy wheel....


    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

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    Fekker had babies and they crawled into my bushes!

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif
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    brake shield bent / binding (thats if the S3 has them havnt looked in a while)
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