I just replaced the wheel hub and bearing on the drivers side of the car. I test drove the car around the block with no issue. The next time I went to drive the car I was greeted by a very high pitched, metal on metal, squeak as I began to turn the car to the left. Now this is not a constant squeak it only happens within a certain distance of the turning of the steering wheel. And what seems to be only to the left. Now I've surmised that it could be a brake pad rubbing on the disc, as it sounds similar to a brake squeal and it is happening in a candance with the rotation of the tires. Now, again it is only happening in a certain area of the rotation of the steering wheel. I'm wondering if this has to do with the brakes or possibly the hub replacement job or if it is something else entirely? My auto mechanics knowledge is that of a novice as you can tell. Hopefully this is enough information to determine where I should look first. Or if you need more information first. Thank you.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 8:41 PM