Squeak Squeak Squeak
Hi everybody, I have a couple questions about my little brother's 96 GT. He is getting a very annoying squeak from the right rear wheel that is consistent with the wheel speed. His father in law has been a mechanic for 25 years and after looking at the rear brakes on the car, told him that his rotor was warped pretty bad and that was causing the squeak. Today, I installed brand new rotors and pads on the rear of the car, just to find that the squeak was still present. Everything is tight and mounted properly. This leads me to believe that he either has a bad wheel bearing or possibly a bent axle? I never thought of the wheel bearing because in my experience, a bad wheel bearing will growl or hum rather than squeak. And I would imagine that a bent axle would cause a "wobble" while driving, yet the car rides smooth as glass and the tires are wearing evenly.
So I guess my questions are:
1. Which of the two would be more likely, bearing or axle?
2. Does this car have re-packable bearings or will the entire hub need replaced?
Looking forward to hearing your opinions/suggestions. Thanks