I have an '03 Subaru Forester and my mechanic recently replace the rear wheel bearings and seals. Afterward, I noticed a high pitch squeak from the rear right wheel at slow speeds. I brought it back for my next oil change and had them look at it. I watched them take off the wheel and brake drum. He hand-turned the wheel mount and it made the squeak sound from the bearing. Then he said that it’s no big deal and put it all back together.
So, is it really not an issue? I’d rather not have noises coming from something brand new, but I also like my mechanic and don’t want to make him do a lot of extra work if this thing is just going to go away on it’s own.