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Alright I got the car back with a new front left axel. That part is marvelous but the brakes are now making a squeak every time the wheel goes to a certain point. But it gets more complex than that, sometimes when driving around 40 you don't hear anything, then when you accelerate or add gas it starts creaking again. I just looked at it and it didn't looked warped/grimey ( I couldn't see the back side or the caliper on the inner side. Any ideas? I'll get my dad to look at it again.

PS. It's not the mechanic's fault.
 

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Wheel bearing? I'd check that first. Or the clips in the caliper bracket might be tweaked, or the backing plate could be rubbing.
 

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not to sound mean, but if it wasnt there before and now its there, and the thing that changed was that someone worked on it...............
 

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Trust me, my dad did a bad job taking the wheel off when he was examining the bad axel. He took the strut supports off and might have seized a bolt or something, or so he tells me. It's not the mechanic.

It doesn't sound like a wheel bearing. At least, the videos of bearings on youtube don't sound anything like it.
 

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What do you mean by wheels go to a certain point? turn? up/down?

Doesn't sound like brakes to me. More like a suspension component
 

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Also, it got new pads so maybe they're working in? Not sure.
When you put the new pads on, did they use the shim kit? What about pad grease? The lack of either of those can cause squealing.
 

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What do you mean by wheels go to a certain point? turn? up/down?

Doesn't sound like brakes to me. More like a suspension component
When turning the wheel, it's a different sound depending on the angle. It does seem like a suspension part, but I'm not sure. If I put the car in park and move it back and forth it makes the sound as well, but not when bouncing the suspension around.
 
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