Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

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Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby Ninetails » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:13 am

Hello guys!

New here. I just bought a 1982 Mk1 Golf Cabriolet in lightening orange a few days ago. Absolute beauty, but came with a fair share of issues.

One which I'm struggling with quite badly is a squealing sound that gets louder the faster I drive. We've replaced bearings, brakes and Cv joints without any luck.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks for your help

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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby panic-mechanic » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:46 am

Soft top leaking air?
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Re: RE: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby shubiebadboy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:45 pm

Ninetails wrote:Hello guys!

New here. I just bought a 1982 Mk1 Golf Cabriolet in lightening orange a few days ago. Absolute beauty, but came with a fair share of issues.

One which I'm struggling with quite badly is a squealing sound that gets louder the faster I drive. We've replaced bearings, brakes and Cv joints without any luck.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks for your help

Check the rear axle main bushes can b a major issue

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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby Naku786 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:33 pm

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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby Ashveer03 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:34 am

Squealing? Since u checked wheel bearings im guessing the sound is coming from the wheels.. Check wheel alignment?

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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby Vdub » Thu May 04, 2017 3:34 pm

Hey someone else with a 82 Cabrio!!
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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby EX-DOHCTOR » Thu May 04, 2017 3:37 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:Soft top leaking air?


+1, as the rubber seals get hard with age the tend to shrink, or you have a small tear some where, either could let air into the cabin.
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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby Vdub » Thu May 04, 2017 3:49 pm

those rubber seals are hard to come by and expensive...
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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby EX-DOHCTOR » Thu May 04, 2017 10:52 pm

Vdub wrote:those rubber seals are hard to come by and expensive...


At this stage, I would think they're import only?
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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby Neuk » Fri May 05, 2017 9:06 am

Surely a poorly sealed cabriolet top wouldn't lead to a squealing noise?
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Re: Mk1 Cabriolet 1982 squealing when driving

Postby Vdub » Fri May 05, 2017 10:42 am

EX-DOHCTOR wrote:
Vdub wrote:those rubber seals are hard to come by and expensive...


At this stage, I would think they're import only?


Yip they are... luckily I have spare
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