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i have a '94 legend L SEDAN..........................and i have a clicking sound sometimes when accelerating from a stop, or low speed...........esp wen car is cold..................as u accelerate the clicking gets faster.................its not very loud and it kinda sounds like it comes from the engine bc it gets faster as u speedup........................

and i also have another annoying sound.................its this squealing sound..............coming from my LEFT front wheel area.............hear it loud when coasting and not pressing the gas (no engine noise).............and with the windows down but at lower speeds like below 40 when theres not much wind noise............u can hear the squealing very clearly...................its a rapid squealing sound...................like ee ee ee ee ee ee..................almost sounds like its part of da wheel or something bc its slow if ur going slow and rapid if ur going fast..................................and sometimes its VERY loud, other times its not as loud.......................if i press the brake lightly, then u cant hear it much at all.........................but its VERY annoying, it makes my nice looking car sound like some beatup domestic POS..........................

my rotors and pads are good............. i dont know whether its my ball joint, or control arm, or what.....................

do u guys think both of these are the same problem?? and whether yes or no, what is the problem with each then???

and how serious is it and how soon should it be fixed?? i have 98k on my 94 L sedan now and its been there probably for 1000 miles if not more..........................

please help................thanks alot guys
 

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Not too sure on the first problem but the second one.

An ee ee ee ee ee - very repetitive sound coming from the wheel well. It sounds EXACTLY like the wear indicator on your pads is making contact with the rotor. PLUS the fact that you mention the sound fades or disappears altogether with your brakes applied leads me to believe it is your wear indicator. I know you say that your pads are good - and they may very well be, however, happens that all wear indicators are not spec'd to make contact with the rotor at exactly at the pad depth.

I can't remember if you have ready access to the wear indicator with the wheel on (by virtue of the pad placment in the caliper) but you could pop off or bend the wear indicator back. If that was the problem - no more squeal will be heard.

BUT - the wear indicators do serve a purpose... so lets not forget about that.

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Also, one time my friends fairly new Prelude was making the same kind of squeeking noise that the wear indicator was making. What it turned out to be was that when it was in for service, the metal brake dust shield behind the rotor got bend and was touching the rotor causing the noise.
 

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KNLNGUS said:
An ee ee ee ee ee - very repetitive sound coming from the wheel well. It sounds EXACTLY like the wear indicator on your pads is making contact with the rotor. PLUS the fact that you mention the sound fades or disappears altogether with your brakes applied leads me to believe it is your wear indicator. I know you say that your pads are good - and they may very well be, however, happens that all wear indicators are not spec'd to make contact with the rotor at exactly at the pad depth.

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i know it sounds like wear indicator, but i just had my rear pads replaced and we checked and the front ones are almost like new............they are about 4 months old, i think they were replaced when i bought the car then, and they dont look worn down at all.......................they must have at least 80% of the pad left....................and plus i hear the sound even WITHOUT touching the brakes...........................???

what do u guys think? the sound is SOOO annoying!! it makes my nice car sound like an old POS..........................:(!!
 

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That clicking could be the CV joint going up front, or at least the CV boot is cracked and has dirt in it. If it is worse when you turn one way versus the other, than it is amost for sure a CV problem
 

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JackRabbit, I agree with you - but I have not once heard a CV joint making a ee ee ee ee ee noise.

LEgEnD4LiFe, wear indicators are designed to make contact with the rotor when the brakes are not applied. Initially the constant sound will go away with the brakes applied - however, left unattended the repetitive sound (from the wear indicator) will make contact whether the brakes are applied or not.

At this point, what I suggest you do is support the vehicle, remove the tires, and look at very sides on both pads (either side of the rotor). Look for the wear indicator and see where it is in relation to the surface of the rotor.

KNLNGUS.
 

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ChrisK said:
Also, one time my friends fairly new Prelude was making the same kind of squeeking noise that the wear indicator was making. What it turned out to be was that when it was in for service, the metal brake dust shield behind the rotor got bend and was touching the rotor causing the noise.
This EXACT same thing happend to me a month ago....
 
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