2008 Chrysler 300 Sqeaky noise

  • 2008 CHRYSLER 300
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 10,100 MILES
When driving I'm hearing a squeaking as the wheels turn. It's not a constant squeak only here and there but, when I apply the brake the squeak stops. I don't have any stopping problems the brakes work fine. It's so annoying It's like a dripping faucet! My husband says "just turn up the radio"! That's not the answer I want. It's under a bumper to bumper warranty but if I have Chrysler look at it and it's something not covered they say they have to charge me a $98 diagnostic fee which is BULL! My husband has been out of work due to surgery and $$ is very tight to say the least. So I found you on the internet hope you can answer the question for me. Thanks!
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 8:50 AM

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Hi, a small squeak in a new car can be a minor inconvenience to someone who never drives the car that often but quite an annoyance to anyone who needs peace and quiet, has paid for peace and quiet and needs this noise to go away so you can be secure, and know everything is working ok. This I know, I spent countless hours driving cars around lookin, feeling, and sometimes fixing them quickly, although they aren'y always easy to pick-out.
Here's what you do, 12/12 means just that, 12 months or 12,000 miles, call the selling dealer, tell them you have chosen this car, and would like it to be as quiet as it was in the car you looked at, and to please quiet this noise. If they say anything at all, tell them it is not in your head, it is covered no matter what, and you will drive around with their technician, ride with him, and pick out the noise, there are no such thing as a problem that is not covered since bumber to bumper means just that. Even if it is the bumper, its covered. The only other thing is to have someone turn the wheel, listen, locate the area and track it down to any one 1/4 of the car. Then you can duplicate the noise easier, and any tech. Can lubricate, or tighten the rubbing or part that is maybe loose, it is something to take care of now, as every day and every mile makes a difference. If you bought the car like this it should be fixed, if not, it should be fixed. If your busy have your husband take care of it, with a spray can of lubricant or wrench. If he says no, you know what you have to do, it will get done. Ok, getting it fixed may require effort but it will help everyone concerned on the long stretch if they take good care of it. It may just need a tightening, lobrication or a small adjustment, at most a part should be replaced, ok. Thank-you the things you can do are to make sure all the tires are adjusted properrly beforehand.
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