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A couple of days ago i started to hear a squeal (my wife said a chirping) from the area of the front wheel on the driver's side. It seemed to be more prevalent at low speeds (60kph/40mph) but was intermittent sometimes starting if I slowed down/applied brakes. It was difficult to reproduce the noise. If I turned the steering wheel quickly off center and back the noise stopped. When we got home I sprayed the wheel/brakes with wd40. Next day the noise has completely gone......

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Wheel bearing, brakes, tires and axle in that order is what I would attribute to the sound. Wheel bearings can be loud, no noise/hum/chirp/vibration. The only way is to get it up and check for play and even then on our Venza it wasn't noticeable until I pulled off the knuckle and checked it closer with it out of the assembly. You can check your brake pads and rotors and axle as well. Those are also areas where some noise/vibration candidates. Last case would be the differential or seals. Low fluids or debris in the diff can cause all kinds of bad stuff.
 

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Took Venz to shop. Squealing noise was warning tab on brakes (doing it's job!),. Mechanic showed me up on hoist. Changed front and rear brakes ...all good now. If any of you hear that faint noise then you know it is the brakes warning you. Not the wheel bearings at all.
 
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