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Squeaking front wheel

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    [Jul 18, 2013]
    Has anybody had a similar issue with any of their wheels? I've got a squeaking noise coming from what appears to be the offside front wheel. It's just had its MOT and we couldn't find anything untoward with the bearing or whilst rotating the wheel however when driving the squeak starts to appear just cruising along at slower speeds, not affected by cornering/going straight. I've recently replaced the top mounts, front arb bushes, drop links and the offside ball joint which was faulty. I've had a bearing failure on a previous car but that was a much louder grinding noise but with this I can't seem to narrow it down to anything else. If anyone has any suggestions before I try replacing the bearing then I'd appreciate it. Thanks
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    Does it go when you hit the brakes?

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    Yeah it does stop when you hit the brakes. I've replaced both front pads recently and inspected the discs for anything rubbing but nothing there either.
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    What pads/disc setup you running?

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    Can't remember the exact make of the setup as I don't have it to hand but they are 6 pot calipers and 330mm discs with the standard pads that came with them. The squeaking doesn't occur during the first 5/10 minutes of driving but then appears after that as if it is brought on by heat in whatever is causing it. I have inspected the discs which are fine and the pads are new so I don't believe it is either of them. It has only come about after changing the top mounts and links etc but it does sound as though it is a rotational noise. It's damn annoying because everything appears to be fine and I've almost replaced most things for new.
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    [Jul 19, 2013]
    Its most likely the brake pads if they are DS2500 or similar they can squeak a bit...

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    My brakes started doing this so I stripped them, filed and cleaned the carriers and copper greased them up. Now all ok :)
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    [Jul 19, 2013]
    Yeah the brakes do make a slight squeaking noise when applied even after copper greasing them but that has been constant from when they were first fitted. This noise is when the brakes aren't applied and driving along and just from the offside wheel.
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