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Hi, my first post and a problem.
I have just bought the above car,which has only been a taxi for 40k,:confused: with a staggering 148k on the clock. The engine sounds good now I have replaced the pencil coils, although I have to weld or replace the manifold or gasket as it has a slight blow. But what is driving me mad, is when I turn left I get a squealing noise, almost a grating squeal. Also when I reverse on a lock I have got a slight groaning grating noise, which you can also hear if I bounce the wing up and down I suspect it could be a shock absorber or spring. However a friend says a dry c.v joint and to get it greased. Any help appreciated thanks, oh and I'm in Plymouth.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.:)

To start with I'd jack the front of the car up and have a look at the front CV gaiters.If one is split and the joint has lost it's grease,then this should give you a clue as to where the noise is coming from.

Broken coil springs are common,so whilst it's off the ground inspect the ends of the springs carefully.Also,turn the wheel from side to side as strut bearings have a tendency to wear and be noisy.The bearing is a slightly strange arrangement as it's between the bottom spring pan and the strut rather than in the top of the strut on most other cars.

Also,take a wheel off and check the front discs and pads.When I bought my Lag 1 some tosspot had fitted new pads to badly worn discs and this caused a sqeaking/grating noise when driving.:crazy:

If all seems well with the above,then get back to us as I'm sure we can come up with some more ideas!:)

Good luck and let us know how you get on.:)
 

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Hi, also check on ful lock that the wheel arch liner in not touching the tyre.... the power steering would also make a noise at full lock, but I thinks that more or less normal (apparently you're not supposed to go full lock anyway or switch the car off with the wheels at full lock).

At 145,000 miles, the ONLY squeak my Laguna had was the rear brakes, not during braking but just the mechanism itself I think when you pressed the pedal... could be annoying in summer with the windows down
 

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Hi thanks, yes it is the wheel touching the wheel arch liner, how did you come up with that?? And what would you do to fix it please thanks
 

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thanks to all of you who have welcomed me, a lady invading a mans world, and steven Gerrard just scored!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Hi thanks, yes it is the wheel touching the wheel arch liner, how did you come up with that?? And what would you do to fix it please thanks

Lucky guess I guess! lol

If it's touching, then it is probably loose, i.e. missing a screw or two. It should be 'fixed' and not move, so check for any obvious movement.
 

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Unfortunately its not that, as I only have to turn the wheel to ten to the hour on a left turn, just a fraction and not enough for the wheel to rub, and i hear a squeaky metallic scrape, almost like when your brake pads are worn, but only when I turn left whilst moving. It does not happen if you turn wheel when stationary.And it makes the noise when I am NOt braking, I am at the end of my tether, keep having to explain to passengers. Any ideas please
 

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I'm no expert but I would suggest the brake caliper plunger may be your problem. I had a similar squeal from the front drivers side of my car. The plunger that pushes the pad against the disc had corroded lightly and the corrosion was preventing the plunger returning after braking. The squeal was the plunger holding the pad against the disc slightly.

I had it sorted by the local garage..
 

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Hi all sorted, it was a brake shim, scraping on the disc. thanks for every ones suggestions.Now to fix the exhaust manifold which is blowing!!
 

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Hi All - I am experiencing the same problem with my 1999 Phase 1 Laguna V6. It's been driving me mad! However, after reading this thread I reckon my next stop will be my local brake specialist! I'll post an update once I've been!:p
 

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Hi All - I am experiencing the same problem with my 1999 Phase 1 Laguna V6. It's been driving me mad! However, after reading this thread I reckon my next stop will be my local brake specialist! I'll post an update once I've been!:p
Hi V6Greg. When yoyu say the same problem...do you mean the low groaning noise? If so, where are you getting it from, the front or back? Also, is it when you are driving forwards or reversing?

I ask coz I've just upgraded to a V6 also and get the groaning noise from the rear when I reverse (very hard to hear but still loud enough to notice). Strange thing is you can only hear it from inside and not outside.

Wondered if we have the same problem?
 
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