96 Voyager wheel squeal

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Old 07-14-07, 12:10 PM
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96 Voyager wheel squeal

Have a 96 Voyager with a squealing front driver side wheel - started about 4 days ago. When the brakes are applied it turns into more of pulsing squeak. Brakes are about 20,000 miles old, shocks and struts at about the same time. Haven't looked online at manuals yet - I guess there's probably a sealed bearing, probably other possible culprits. What would be reasonable causes?

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Old 07-14-07, 12:19 PM
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If it's more noticeable when appying brakes, it's probably your pads. I do not recommend people getting those cheap pads from autozone type stores because they do not last long at all.

Do you feel any vibration in the wheel?

Bad bearings do not squeel. They tend to make a humming noise.
 
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Old 07-14-07, 12:56 PM
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Went out and drove it again - There's no vibration. The 'squeal' is pretty constant, but does change tones - it's not a constant hum. When I apply the brakes it stops for half a second then comes back and continues as the brakes are applied.

I took the tire off and it looks like the inside pad has no clearance from the disk - and there was a bit of brake dust that fell out as the hub cap came off. Maybe it is a brake problem. Shouldn't there be some clearance? The pads look to be 3/16 to 7/32 thick. BTW - no ABS on this one.
 
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Old 07-14-07, 01:23 PM
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Well I put it in neutral and can move the rotor, but it takes some pretty good effort. Guess it's a frozen caliper? Read a similiar post on a Lumina. Will read up on r&r calipers and pads. Haven't bled a system in 30 years tho and I remember it was a pain or else I was inept. ANy other suggestions?
 
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