Squeal from Meriva

Discussion in 'Meriva' started by Pete Edwards, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Pete Edwards

    Pete Edwards Guest

    Hi all

    Can anyone help - I have a three-year-old Meriva. It has recently started to
    intermittently squeal when travelling in a straight line. It does not do it
    all the time but it usually comes after ½ hour driving on cold days.

    The squeal is not speed dependent and disappears when the steering wheel is
    turned _ 1/8 turn either way or the brakes are applied.

    It seem to be coming from the back but high frequencies can be difficult to
    pin point but to add some credence for this it also disappears if the
    handbrake is pulled on slightly.

    It can also disappear if sitting stationary for a while, This would seem to
    indicate a brake heating up and cooling down but the hand on the wheel test
    does not show any wheel significantly hotter that any other and the brakes
    work and pull up fine also the car has recently in end October passed an MOT
    test with no problems.

    Has anyone had similar problems?

    got any ideas what it may be?



    Pete
     
    Pete Edwards, Nov 29, 2006
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  2. Pete Edwards

    Tariq Guest

    Is it a 1.8?

    Tariq
     
    Tariq, Nov 29, 2006
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  3. Pete Edwards

    Pete Edwards Guest

    No

    It is a 1.6 8V


    Is it a 1.8?

    Tariq
     
    Pete Edwards, Nov 29, 2006
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  4. Pete Edwards

    Tariq Guest

    Reason I asked is because there is/was a problem with the 1.8 Corsas
    (virtually same design as Meriva) as they have rear disk brakes, and
    the pads catch causing a whining, squealy noise. If the disks/calipers
    are the same part on the 1.6 then it's likely to be the same problem.

    Tariq
     
    Tariq, Nov 29, 2006
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  5. Pete Edwards

    Pete Edwards Guest

    Hi again

    Point taken, If it is the pads catching is it the pads or the disk or both?

    I have had the wheels off at the back and the pads look OK i.e not worn and
    the wheel turned OK I cleaned the dust off and to be fair it did seem to
    cure the problem for a few days but as it returned I thought I would ask the
    world for there opinion.

    Pete
     
    Pete Edwards, Nov 29, 2006
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