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#1 (permalink) Old 08-28-2004, 04:09 AM
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OK. Here it is, any help appreciated.

When I started the car up today, it had it's wheel turned the whole way right...

I...stupidly and out of habbit, jerked the wheel slightly right (not a hard pull, just a "tug"). I immediately recognized my mistake and stopped, but I still heard a small *CRACK* at about the same time, as if I had run over a small branch. I cringed to think that I had busted something.

Upon fully backing out...there was no branch.

Hoping for the best...I drove off, took the highway into town and while I was crusing through a small street with my windows open...I could heard a weird squeek coming out of my car, sounded much like squeaky breaks, but I wasn't braking. I would notice it everytime as I would let it coast at low speeds. It was definitely a new noise. Seemed to come more from the driver side front...though basically from the front of the car.

So that's it. I'll bring it to the mechanic tomorow if I can...but I really hope it ain't nothing major. God that would suck.

Diagnostic anyone? Apart from me being an idiot. thanks.
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Sounds like a belt squeaking. But I don't know if that's the crack you heard.

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Um...It really didn't sound like a belt though...

It could be, but it does sound like a rotating part is missing some lubrification.

I'll get it checked out.
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i think i have the same problem !
i hear squek at low speeds and im not braking and not always just sometimes it sounds like a break squek
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