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    Squealing from what sounds like left front wheel on Aztek

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    My wife's Aztek has started squealing, and it sounds like it is coming from the left front tire, wondering if anyone might have an idea of what it is. I've asked my wife if the sounds stops when she brakes, or turns the wheel...she doesn't really know. The couple of rides I've done with her it is hard to hear over the kids in the back, but sounds like it squeals no matter if the brakes are applied or not, but does sound like the squealing stops when the wheels are turned on a tight turn.

    Any ideas before I get it sent to a mechanic to take a look at it?

    Thanks all,

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    Sounds like a self awareness problem.... it's just realized it's an Aztek
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    sounds to me like it may be a wheel bearing if it changes when turning.. lift that corner, grab the tire at 12 and 6. see if you can wiggle it. if there is play the wheel bearing is shot..
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    sounds like brake pads are at the wear out indicators
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    Sounds like it is definitely a wheel bearing. The GMs are known for it. I have recently replaced both on my sister-in-laws alero and know of a number of people having to do them on their rides. It goes away when you turn because it applies more strain to it taking away the noise.
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    wheel bearings dont squeel they howl its probly brakes

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    It's the Aztek just pleading to be put down like a horse that can't race no more. Quick put it out of it's misery b4 it blows a plastic intake manifold gasket (that one will cost you over $1000.00).BTW there is a class action suit about those gaskets in the U.S. don't know about up here though.
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    the gaskets are good if there the updated ones

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    Probably brakes. They squeal for a long time b4 they start grinding - gives you time to get it checked b4 you damage stuff. Grab some pads and take a wheel off. If it's something else, return the pads.
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    why not take the wheel off and look at the pads before you buy?

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    Cuz then you have to put the wheel back on to drive to the store

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