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RE: [T3] SqueakSqueakSqueakSqueak

Sounds like a rear wheel bearing going out, or a loose axle nut, or combo of


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-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Brashear [mailto:dougbrashear@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 12:40 PM
To: type3-d@vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] SqueakSqueakSqueakSqueak

Hello all,

The past few days I've been hearing a constant,
oscillating squeak coming from the right side of my
'73 Fastback. It only occurs when moving, and it
speeds up as the car does. The sound doesn't change
when I apply either the rear or front brakes, and only
goes away when I come to a stop.

Seems that it's probably wheel or CV joint bearings,
but I just wanted to get your take on it. There are
none of the usual CV joint knocks that might indicate
an issue there, though. 

If it is the CV joint and the boots are in good shape,
is it possible for me to lubricate the existing joint?
Is this even worth trying?

Obviously my first step is to jack up that side of the
car and rotate the front and rear wheels independent
of each other to see which is squeaking. If it is the
rear, though, how can I tell if the issue is with the
wheel breaing or the CV joints?

Thanks in advance!

- Doug :-)
Falls Church, VA

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