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Screeching noise coming from front car wheel

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Screeching noise coming from front car wheel
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Robert replied 7 years ago.
Hi..

Does this noise happen at all times when driving/cornering. or just when braking does it disappear?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It happens when i turn the wheel to the left braking doesnt make any difference
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
and makes the noise when going in a straight line to
Expert:  Robert replied 7 years ago.
Ok.

Its very possible this might be the wheel bearing at fault.to verify this you would need to lift the car up at the side the noise is heard. and spin the wheel by hand you should feel a sort of rummbling or slight play in movement in the wheel itself if you take the wheel with both hands at the 12-6 o'clock postion and move the wheel back a forth feeling for any slight movement. you should also check the pads and the disc face condition "both sides" for example grooves on the disc can cause this as the pads still come into contact with the disc whilst the brake is off. plus the caliper bolts are secure on that side too.generally dust build up can also cause this and a clean up can help reduce this.Also if the noise is apparent whilst turn right for example aswell and the car is fitted with power steering?. then make sure your steering fluid is at the correct level any drop in level you will need to investigate for any leaks around the the steering rack/ps pump/and hydraulic lines..also checking the condition of the auxliaary belt which the powers steering pump is drivin off.. If your not able to carry out these checks.then any good reputable garage should carry out the same procedure to diagnose the fault.