Squealing noise while driving
I have been messing around trying to figure out a metallic squeal coming from the right front wheel for weeks now. The sound only occurs at speeds over 20 mph. I initially thought that I needed new front brake pads (37k miles). I was having problems with the caliper removal, so I took it to the dealer for a brake inspection. They let me know that I didn't need pads (75% remaining), and they kept the car for a day to resurface the rotors under warranty. The service tech stated that the rotors were slightly warped, and that was causing the pad to drag (I didn't think it would work, but they are the experts). They performed the work, but the sound was back 2 days later. They took the car in again for 2 more days, but could not find where it was coming from. The service tech said that he does hear the sound, but they couldn't pinpoint where the hell it was coming from. They tried to put it on a lift to re-create the sound, but it wouldn't happen when the suspension was unloaded.
Has anyone else experienced this problem, or heard anything like it? My car is a 2004 (6 speed). The dealer said to let the problem get worse...but its not a safety issue. Any advice will be appreciated! I'm buying beer for the one who figures this crap out!