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#1 Stu1983

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 04:09 PM

Hi Guys,

 

For a while now, I've heard some odd noises from the O/S/R Wheel.

 

Started as a faint 'whoosh' noise but on longer journeys (and more recently) it's more of a squeak or squeal. It stops if I brake and isn't always constant. Seems to do it more when stopping or pulling away.

 

I jacked up the Car this afternoon to have a quick look around (I'm no mechanic but thought I'd might be able to clock something).

 

When I jacked the offending side of the Car up, I had the handbrake on and I could spin the wheel around and around easily.

 

I jacked up the other side, handbrake on and couldn't move the wheel at all.

 

Any ideas what this is? Guessing, from the fact I can spin the wheel it's handbrake related?

 

Cheers.



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#2 Bentley1066

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:49 PM

Sounds like the cable could have snapped or you have a cylinder issue but the brake should work on booth sides when applied.

#3 Stu1983

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:58 PM

I couldn't take the wheel off today, couldn't find the sodding locking wheel nut.

 

I've read that the cable can seize etc... so I am hoping a liberal squirt of WD40 may free it up again (if it is that).

 

If not, it's back down the garage for the 2nd time in 2 weeks :-(



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

If it's not coming on at all it could have snapped but let's just hope some WD40 does the job.


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