Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

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Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

Post by mikecanelli » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:50 am

Hi my l300 1991 Super Exceed has developed a high pitched squeal when cornering in town .It happens with right and left turns ,does not seem to happen on the highway at 80 kph or for that matter on more gradual turns . It does not occur at any speed when driving straight ahead . The hub temps appear normal . I have tried running in 4 Hi for a few kms .Any thoughts ?

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Re: Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

Post by monstabishi » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:04 pm

if it happens on very smooth surface like concrete it usually indicates toe/in toe/out or camber needs adjusting a wheel alignment may be in order........good luck.



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Re: Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

Post by Green1 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:16 pm

I have tried running in 4 Hi for a few kms
These vehicles do not have a centre differential, therefore any driving in 4wd will cause problems when on pavement. in extreme circumstances it can damage the drivetrain, though frequently it will show up as binding or squeeling while trying to turn.

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Post by sahdot » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:23 pm

Power steering belt?

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Post by CVI » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:19 pm

Just a quick check on the brake pad sensors? They do squeak or squeal to let you know it needs attention.
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Re: Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

Post by TardisDeli » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:50 pm

Tires touching the mud flaps, only happens on sharp turns, only on front tire where flap has a curvy bend, but ours makes more of a grating sound due to gravel caught in our tires. Check for rub marks on the flap. Christine.

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Post by The Pinkfingers » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:52 pm

sahdot wrote:Power steering belt?
I'm not terribly mechanical, but this is my guess as well, as I've seen this happen with other vehicles, especially older ones.

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Post by TardisDeli » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:34 pm

Mike, email Glen at ccautos in Coombs. He'll know, and he'll probably have the part as he has used parts, and new stuff. Do it soon, when we were last there, he was booking appointments 2 weeks ahead, as they are so popular (specialize in Delica). email ccautos@telus.net

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Re: Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

Post by marsgal42 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:44 am

Check the power steering.

I assume you can tell the difference between squealing tires and squealing belts?

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Post by mikecanelli » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:34 pm

The squeal problem has been solved ! I had removed the sunfaded curtains from my Super Exceed but had left the sliding attachments in the tracks------- These were sliding from side to side as the Delica cornered causing the metal track above and below the rear window to resonate at a fairly high pitched tone! They have now been immobilised with elastics ! Thanks to all who responded to my post ! !

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Post by sahdot » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:07 pm

:roll: :-D Just assumed noise was from the front. Should have asked! Glad you got it sorted cheaply.
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Post by stubblebut » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:11 pm

Thanks for your thread! I have a similar high pitch reverb at about 80 klicks. I'll try your elastic trick to see if it solves my problem.

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Post by The Pinkfingers » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:47 pm

mikecanelli wrote:The squeal problem has been solved ! I had removed the sunfaded curtains from my Super Exceed but had left the sliding attachments in the tracks------- These were sliding from side to side as the Delica cornered causing the metal track above and below the rear window to resonate at a fairly high pitched tone! They have now been immobilised with elastics ! Thanks to all who responded to my post ! !
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Re: Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

Post by Green1 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:46 am

well that's certainly one that nobody guessed...

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Re: Squeal on turns apparently from front of Delica

Post by Delicanagan » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:27 am

I can only wish all repairs were this easy to source...and this easy and CHEAP to repair...lol.

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