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Wheel squeeling

Good morning everyone! When I am driving down the road, my front left wheel squeels, squaks, and at times curses at me in Polish…and I do not speak Polish. When I apply the brakes, it goes away or diminishes substantially.

I believe it is a brake issue, perhaps new brake pads. There is no wobble when I apply the brakes, so I think the rotor is out.

Nevertheless, I would like to know what you all think, so I have a better idea of what I could be looking at.


You have pretty well described the sound of the brake wear indicators, although I have to say that I have never heard any of them speaking Polish. And, since the brake wear indicators do normally silence themselves when you apply the brake, this pretty well confirms the idea that you are due for new brake pads.

Have the brake pads replaced soon, before you wind up damaging the rotors.