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Old 07-09-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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Squeaky wheels?

I am hearing a "rotating" or pulsing squeak but only when the windows are open and when we are near a wall or mountainside where the sound bounces back to me.
From the drivers seat it sounds like it is coming from the passenger side , perhaps one of the wheels.
I opened the hood when stationary and checked for belt/pulley noises.
I think I need to get myself a floor jack and stands and inspect the brakes.

Any suggestions or comments ? It is a 2005 AI. It has only 59k miles and original brake pads.

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I would definitely check the brakes especially since you have 59,000 miles on them.

Do the Sprinter brakes have either the mechanical scraper sensor or the electrical type of sensor built in?

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Do the Sprinter brakes have either the mechanical scraper sensor or the electrical type of sensor built in?
From what little I know from reading other forums , I do think there is a brake sensor .
I need to get a floor jack and stands and take a look for myself.
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:14 PM   #2
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Mine does the same thing if I'm understanding your description, but mine is on the drivers side. The Mercedes guys couldn't find anything.
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The brake sensor should give a warning on the dash if the pads are too thin. I would suspect a wheel bearing.
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Does it go away when you manually run the trailer brakes with the controller?
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Does it go away when you manually run the trailer brakes with the controller?
It's an Interstate van, not a trailer.

Anyway, my guess is, since the Mercedes folks didn't find anything wrong, that it's the result of one of the vehicle's many stability and/or traction control programs. We're all familiar with how ABS can briefly release the brakes and reapply them if the vehicle starts to skid, while the driver mashes the pedal. The traction control and stability control systems can do the same thing in reverse, selectively applying one or more brakes briefly to prevent loss of traction, without the driver tapping the brake pedal at all.

So that faint squealing could just be a single brake being applied by one of the various driver-assist programs because of the maneuver being performed at the time. That would certainly account for the intermittent nature of the squealing, and the inability to pin down exactly where it's coming from because it could come from any of the four brakes at any given time.
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I'm just wondering how Colin's post got put in under my name and why hasn't he ever come back. There's also someone else's post included within the post w/o attribution. Weird.
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Got wheel covers?

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I'm just wondering how Colin's post got put in under my name and why hasn't he ever come back. There's also someone else's post included within the post w/o attribution. Weird.

My guess is an administrative action where a person left the forum or was put out.

Perhaps a banned person set up a new account and got caught,

Instead of killing a useful thread, the admins saved it by consolidating posts.

Just a guess working backward, I could certainly be wrong..
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My guess is an administrative action where a person left the forum or was put out.

Perhaps a banned person set up a new account and got caught,

Instead of killing a useful thread, the admins saved it by consolidating posts.

Just a guess working backward, I could certainly be wrong..
That sounds plausible but as an administrator on a couple of automotive forums, I would at least have left an explanatory note somewhere.
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I'm just wondering how Colin's post got put in under my name and why hasn't he ever come back. There's also someone else's post included within the post w/o attribution. Weird.
That is strange my post went under your name
I hosed down all brake pads and discs in case dirt was trapped
I put a gopro in the wheel well to see if I could pinpoint but all I could hear is the engine
I thing the noise is intetmittant
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Might pop the center covers to see if somehow a rock hasn't found its way inside. Not sure how it would get in there but it used to be a common problem in the day of wheel covers.
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We had the same squeaky wheel noise on our 2008 Interstate and it was the wheel cover on a front wheel. Removed and re-installed and noise gone.
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