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Alfa 147 1.9 JTD Squeeling !

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My 147 has developed a horrible squeeling from the drivers side rear wheel. We are thinking the handbrake might be sticking on, but only on this side. Took it out the other day, and the brake drum on the drivers rear was so hot water turned to steam, other side it was fine.

Is this something my husband can fix ? He's pretty good with these things - and it has just come out of the garage having cost me 700 for link rod end replacements and power steering hoses replacement, plus a few bits and pieces. Only MOT'd last week too - is this something they should spot ?

Easy job or hard job ? Diagnostics please !! All advice gratefully received.

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Seized calliper. Might need to source a reconditioned unit.
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take wheel off and locate handbrake lever on caliper and make sure it is at its stop(if its not move lever till it does) ,handbrake off mind....cable is my vote and cheapest
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Thanks Guys

Had it all checked out - thankfully not the caliper (as we all thought) and not the handbrake - a build up of dirt and grit in the brakes, that had also managed to ruin the brake pads. Had a clean out, new pads - no squeeling ! Yeay !!!!
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