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Squeeking front brake

Postby Reverend » 15 May 2017, 09:29

Hi all, i have this 2.1wbx GL syncro, and recently got it road legal. Problem is that the right front brake (or something?) is making this squeek squeek squeek squeek sound all the time. I opened the saddle and lubed that piston, calibers were almost new(ish), only little wear.

Any hints on what to do?
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Re: Squeeking front brake

Postby hugomonkey » 15 May 2017, 10:44

the bushes on the top wishbone are on their way out, quite a standard noise on our vans :D
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Re: Squeeking front brake

Postby Reverend » 15 May 2017, 11:01

How come it mutes when pressing brake? It squeeks by the rotation of the wheel.
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Re: Squeeking front brake

Postby hugomonkey » 16 May 2017, 07:11

probably because when you brake the front of the van dips slightly and stops a lot of the up and down motion of the suspension, just a guess from my side of course but its definitely a sound that has driven a lot of people mad over the years
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Re: Squeeking front brake

Postby Reverend » 17 May 2017, 05:14

So at least upper ball joint needs to be replaced, cause that looks bad already. I highly doubt the other bushings as i dont need to but touch the brakes gently with the tip of my toe and the squeaking ends. Need to jack the front end in the air and go there myself, spinning wheel and listening.
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Re: Squeeking front brake

Postby Reverend » 11 Jul 2017, 06:09

Im leaning towards the bushings now, i replaced the brake "saddle" or what you call it and no avail. Still it seems to be squeaking by the rotation of the wheel so can it be bearings..?
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