Originally Posted by willwren
Not ANTILOCK brakes, but brakes, sure. If it is though, you didn't describe your problem correctly.
Is it only when braking? Only when moving? Increasing in frequency based on wheel speed or engine speed?
Antilock braking systems are benign and don't make noise. Noise comes from the hardware for the brake systems.
No. That'* why i ruled out brakes originally. It seems to happen and get worse with more application of the brakes but if I come to a stop and put it in park it still often keeps doing it.
But if I put it in drive it stops happening. Sometimes when i take off it seems to squeal louder with the engine rpms for a second then quits. But most often, as soon as I give it gas and go it stops. Then while slowing down and the engine rpms get to about 1000 and especially while hitting the brakes it seems to come back. If I hit the brakes and it starts sqealing and I roll through a stop or yield sign it seems to stop when letting off the brakes and accelerating.
I'm 99% positive it isn't worn brake pads causing this because it still does it even after stopped and while the car is in park. Funny thing is the weather has been a little warmer the past couple days and it has gotten to where it has almost stopped and one of the days on my way to work it was abou 60+ degrees and it didn't do it at all. This is frustrating.
It almost sounds like something (unsure what it could be) is hanging around the fans and when I stop the momentum of the car decelerating forces it into the fan and cases a shrilling or squeaking sound. haha
I just haven't ran across a squeal or noise that was so hard to pinpoint before. It may be coming from internally in the engine but what could it possibly be? That is my worst worry. But I just can't think of any internal parts that would cause a shrill squealing sound. My oil light comes on at start up and stays on for maybe a minute then goes off and my oil pressure always reads 50 - 60 lbs.
I'm just at a loss here. I can get out my digital camera and take some video (and that will not be good picture quality) IF I can get it to squeal and catch it on film. But it will be so hard to film the squeal while driving, when it happens the worst. This is killin' me.