Question by  arun99 (11)

What could cuase a squealing sound from the wheel of a Nissan Pathfinder?

I am not sure if it is my brakes or axel that is making the sound.


Answer by  arunakhil08yahoocom (16)

This could be cause by your brakes not being properly seated or pads without out vibration clips installed. Make sure you followed proper break-in procedure and see if that help. If not check that your pads are installed correctly with the right hardware. Also make sure nothing is loose in the brake system and is rubbing the rotor.


Answer by  Jsands1982 (871)

Look for metal shavings or metal to metal rubbing. Look at your rims and brakes for signs of shavings. Look at the axels and casings for signs of leaks or cracks,if not then it might be internal. If it's a 4x4 the fuild and greasing of the axles can be filled through the nipples or filler holes which may solve your problem.


Answer by  Expert19283 (173)

It's probably the brakes. Many modern brakes make a squealing noise to inform the driver that they are in need of repair. To check, the squealing is slient while you apply the brakes. If the sound consists it may be the differential if you are 4x4. If both aren't the cause, it may be something trapped in the rotors.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well the only way to be sure is to actually take apart the wheel and look yourself. The brake pads may be rubbing the rotor or you may have something jammed against the dust shield. If it were the bearing it would be a more of a squeaking sound then a squealing.


Answer by  BojanAndonovski (48)

I had the same problem from day one and the dealer keep saying this normal TELL IT GOT WORSE finally I have insisted to have it fixed they have replaced transmission and Radia and many things, the vibration gone but they cause many problem like the heat stop working.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

It could be both. The brakes sometimes get worn and make a squealing sound and the axle could be getting worn out bearings and make a squealing sound also. It can be a cheap easy repair or expensive hard repair.


Answer by  twitchard (143)

Usually a high pitched squeal is the wheel bearings. Over time the grease tends to wear and dry out causing the bearing to begin seizing.

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