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Old 19-08-2020   #1
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Squeaking nose from 2007 Panda

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I bought my 2007 1.2 Panda earlier this year and until recently it has being running fine.

It has started to make a high-pitched squeaking noise while cruising, the noise appears to marry up to car's speed and strangely the noise stops when turning either way.

The noise doesn't appear until the afternoon though; my morning commute is squeak-free.


A quick visit to the garage wasn't able to diagnose it, although they suggested it could be the gearbox, which would cost more to even fix than the car is worth...

Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue....
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Re: Squeaking nose from 2007 Panda

Hi

it is 90% sticky brake on front.. if you dab the brake pedal it will stop

Ours did this last year

New gearbox..??
Did it look like they had no other cars to work on..??

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Re: Squeaking nose from 2007 Panda

Absolutely a sticking brake.

Garage that suggested gearbox is one to avoid.

Panda pad carriers gently corrode, causing the pads to stick and rub gently on the discs. It all flexes a little on turns, which is why the noise changes.

Annually, hook the pads out, scrub the carriers with a wire brush, or a dremel if not wishing to work too hard, but don't take off too much material. Reassemble with a little smear of copper grease or ceratec.

Make an entry into next year's diary to do it all again.

This is not unique to Panda. It has affected disc braked cars since discs were first fitted. Some are more susceptible than others. Any garage that does not look at or suggest this first needs avoiding.
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