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Old 11-06-2017, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Solve Suby Sound with me

My wife has a 2010 Subaru forester. It is making an intermittent squeaking sound of metal on metal from the rear drivers side wheel. It seems to be brake related. When I depress the brake the squeaking sound emerges. When I start again, the sound increases in intensity as the rpm of the wheel increase. But the sound disappears at about 20 miles an hour, only to return if I even tap the brake for a moment. My thought was that it was an indication that the brake pads are worn and that the sound is the metal tab squeaking against the brake disc. But then the sound sometimes goes away for a few days. And the last time I tested it, the sound didn't occur at all if I used the brakes traveling in reverse. That was weird. The Subaru is an all wheel drive car of course. I'm wondering if people think there could be something related to the differential for that wheel that is causing the squeaking.

Thanks for any feedback you can offer me. If I haven't been clear I'll answer more questions too.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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