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Old 12-09-2008, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a couple days ago I noticed for the first time a very loud rubbing sound coming from the left side of my '95 4Runner. The sound was directly related to vehicle speed, and it was -30 degrees outside. After a minute or two the sound went away. Today it made the noise again and yet again it was -25 degrees out. The sound went away after 30 seconds or so of driving. The noise is quite loud. It almost sounds like the noise you would hear if the tire was rubbing on the body (which it isn't).

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could be a wild animal crawled up around your engine to keep warm overnight. Maybe your engine fan killed it twice, lol. just jk
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could be a wild animal crawled up around your engine to keep warm overnight. Maybe your engine fan killed it twice, lol. just jk


If it's going away, I wouldn't think it was something actually rubbing. That would not fix itself. I'd lean more towards a brake issue or a wheel bearing on the way out myself.
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Im trying to visualize the sound your saying. is there a vibration that gos with this sound. My truck sometimes does something simiular but nobody can figure it out. when I come out of 4wd and driving slow I can sometimes hear and feel in the floorboards and through the gas pedal a intermediate sound and vibration. hapens mostly when its cold at around 40kph. Its not so bad when im on the gas but when i lets off its more noticble. yours like that?
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Im trying to visualize the sound your saying. is there a vibration that gos with this sound. My truck sometimes does something simiular but nobody can figure it out. when I come out of 4wd and driving slow I can sometimes hear and feel in the floorboards and through the gas pedal a intermediate sound and vibration. hapens mostly when its cold at around 40kph. Its not so bad when im on the gas but when i lets off its more noticble. yours like that?
Ya that kinda describes it Jay. It isn't something I've ever heard before on a vehicle. It's almost like one brake caliber is binding and then finally let's go. It's very weird but it doesn't cause any kind of steering pull so it can't be a brake caliper. I've also thought it could be a wheel bearing and if it is it should get worse over time.
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I just had a simular problem. found my oil in differebtial was very low. it would chater when cold.
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