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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-2016, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Squeak from rear

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I've had a squeak from the rear of my car and have not been able to find it. Finally after almost a year from the day I Purchased the car. I found it.
I really thought it was the rear brakes or suspension. I've disassembled the rear brakes and replaced Rotors / Pads and hardware. That was NOT IT
I disassembled the rear control arms and all parts of the suspension. That was NOT IT
Finally I greased the parking brake cables and mounting brackets by the rear calipers. THAT WAS IT. So if you have the same squeak coming from the rear check that out. I can't believe something so simple could make so much noise.

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Thanks for letting us know. I have a break squeal like noise from the rear of mine. Will give this a go as well. At least it may prevent it from becoming the problem even if it is not the cause today.
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Ahhh... the old cricket chirp. yup you'll hear it over every single bump in the street and you'll swear its coming from the back, then the front. You'll hear it echoing off of buildings and walls as you drive by them. Then after going over every single possible part you realize it was the stupid clips and all it needs was a little grease. I now clean and re-grease every oil change / tire rotation.

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Yes That's it.

I guess I should do the same clean and regrease those on regular basis. It just amazes me that GM would design a poor system as that but. Now that I know I think we should let as many of G6 owners know about this fix as possible. I noticed the noise would be absolutely silent when I drove the car in the snow or if I applied the parking brake while driving. That's what gave the idea to lube the cable's and brackets. Now I see I was not the only one that had this problem. Thanks for letting know.

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That fix has been posted here many times.

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Could anyone be more specific in terms of what needs greasing? Like, with the wheel still on, just smear grease all over the parking brake cable where it enters the back of the caliper? I don't understand how that could produce a squeaking noise....
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Shove grease in the metal clip holding the e-brake cable. then grab that cable move it around and grease again.

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The squeak that keeps giving

Well after driving my car this winter all the grease washed away and that squeak came back. So just yesterday I pulled off the rear wheels with parking brake applyed and packed grease into the cable casing where the cable comes out by the calipers. And then the clips on the frame as shown above then I released the parking brake handle then pulled it up and down a bunch of times to make sure the grease went into the casing. My noise is completely gone. Just love that design.

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