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Funny Front End Noises 1992 Pickup 4x4
Name's Andy, and I'm a new member and long time Toyota lover. My family had a 1990 camry 4WD that was a real mountain goat, and a 1990 4Runner 22RE SR5 2 door that both got me into Toyota. I have a 1992 4WD pickup with extended cab and the 3VZE engine. It's only got 149K on it! she runs like a top and I love it, I'll be keeping her until she blow up and then some.
I have a few questions for you experts. Mine has the ADD hubs in it and I am starting to think they may be the source of a loud noise my truck makes when I turn the steering wheel to full lock on the left or right side. When the front wheels are turned fully left or right and I drive forward there is a loud clunking/screeching sound, it's hard to describe. It sounds like rusty metal grinding on rusty metal. It's possible it's the suspension making the noise, I am not sure. has anyone had a similar experience? The sound is not continuous.
Second, either the belt or one of the engine accessories is making a nearly continuous sound that you could compare to a slipping power steering belt noise. I think it MAY be the water pump but again I'm not sure. About half of the 4Runners and pickups I have seen of the same age make this sound, mine is just a bit louder. Any tips there?
Thanks for any advice. Is anyone on here from the Okanagan valley and if so can you recommend a decent mechanic?
Last edited by Andy_92; 04-13-2010 at 04:54 PM.