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Re: low pitch noise when let off gas and slowing down
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Posted by Ari [Email] (more from Ari) on Mon, 8 Jun 2009 11:38:47 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: low pitch noise when let off gas and slowing down, houstonsaabs, Sat, 6 Jun 2009 09:59:29
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You might have a dragging caliper or a transmission bearing problem. Drive the car around, avoiding the brakes as much as possible. After 5 or 10 minutes, pull the car to the side and CAREFULLY feel if any rotor seems to be a lot hotter than the rest - just hold your hand near the tire rim. Alternatively, jack up the car and see if the wheel can turn.

You didn't mention the model (9-3 or 9-5), or the transmission. But a worn pinion bearing could make that sound. 70K is pretty low miles for such a thing, but anything can fail any time.

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