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Squeaking at crawling speeds

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by T.Will, Apr 19, 2014.

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    T.Will New Member

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    Finally purchased my A3 used on Monday (58 plate). Yesterday, I noticed whilst driving at crawling speed with the window down a squeaking sound coming from the driver side. Not sure if front or back wheel. It seems it's intermittent, as I tried to have some one listen whilst I crawled by and it took a couple of attempts before it squeaked.

    I haven't heard squeaking whilst braking or turning the steering wheel.

    Any ideas what it could be. A search on here came back with the possibility of wheel bearings could this be true for my case?

    I thought I'd go for a short drive around the block this morning to check if it only happens at slow speeds. There was no squeaking when I pulled away and not for the majority of the short drive. Only about a minute away from home there were 4 singular squeaks.
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    Sayam Active Member

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    wheel bearings dont squeak i would describe their noise as a rumble.

    just whip the wheel off and have a nosey, could just be **** built up somewhere on the breaking mechanism or possibly low pads?
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    It'll just be the brakes squeaking. Just touch the pedal while it's squeaking and I bet it goes off!
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    Cheap pads?
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