ChrisMiller
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Slight squeal from rear

Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 am

I hear a slight squealing coming from behind me on corners (not fast enough for it to be the tyres :D ). I'll get it looked into at the next service in a month or so, but has anyone else experienced this? My (complete mechanical ignoramus) thought was disc brake binding or maybe a wheel bearing could be going.
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Bloggsy
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:27 am

Maybe suspension - springs or dampers?

Either way, it doesn't sound too bad and I'm sure they'll sort it on your service. :D

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ChrisMiller
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:11 am

Thanks Bloggsy, you may well be right. I don't hear the squeal when going over bumps and potholes (too plentiful on Bucks roads to be completely avoided) - though it could be masked by the general 'thump' they cause. Fingers crossed for the next service :)
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littlescrote
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:15 am

You don't say what model year, but rear caliper seizure is common even after a so called countermeasure in early 2016. If it is that, try and get a decent goodwill replacement - good luck.

ChrisMiller
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:24 am

I seem to have lost my 'signature' which gave the model details, but it's a 2016 'face lift' bought in Dec 2015. So still covered by the 5-year warranty.
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ChrisMiller
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:23 am

My mistake, the signature is there, just in small grey print.
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littlescrote
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:08 am

ChrisMiller wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:24 am
I seem to have lost my 'signature' which gave the model details, but it's a 2016 'face lift' bought in Dec 2015. So still covered by the 5-year warranty.
ChrisMiller wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:23 am
My mistake, the signature is there, just in small grey print.
My mistake, I see it now. Yes it's covered by warranty and you'll probably find that yours was built before the caliper modification so you should be able to get a warranty replacement. That's certainly what I would be pushing for.

I have a slightly later 2016 which was after the modification so they would not do it under warranty. A goodwill offer was made to replace it, but at a significantly higher cost than me just buying a replacement caliper and changing it myself (like 3x as much). I'm still not impressed with that and will never buy another Mitsubishi in the future because of the way known, cheap rubbish French car parts are used and not warranted properly.

jaapv
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:55 am

How do you link "cheap rubbish" to "French"? Rather insulting and xenophobic, wouldn't you say?
On a sidenote, my dealer complains about these cars, because they virtually never break down, leaving him with just maintenance and low repair demand.
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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:27 pm

Most of my dealer income seems to come from my repeatedly driving into things :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Slight squeal from rear

Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:22 am

You as well? :lol:
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