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I have a 2004 toyota rav4. when i turn corners or hit my brakes, i hear a grinding noise and squealing in my rear right wheel.

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  • crowder9 Sep 28, 2008

    I have never had the brakes fixed. I took it to a toyota dealer on friday because my vsc light and check engine light had been on. They told me it was an oxygen sensor. They said they couldn't hear the noise when they drove it around the parking lot, they must have had earplugs in because it is very loud. They said I have about 40 percent of my brakes left in the back. I doubt if they even looked at them.

  • crowder9 Sep 28, 2008

    The noise isn't always when I hit the brakes. I can hear the grinding or rubbing noise when I turn corners also. I have 112,000 miles on the vehicle.

  • crowder9 Sep 28, 2008

    Do I need to have the struts replaced or just the rubber bushings or mounting bushings? Do you know whether this is expensive?

  • BBaxley May 07, 2009

    left tire squeals when slowing down or turning, applying brakes.

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller May 11, 2010

    when was the last time you had the brakes done?. does the squealing noise occure other than when you hit the brakes?how many miles on the vehicle?

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Well most likely problem is the rubber bushings on the track bars or mounting bushing for the struts are worn and dry rotted they will cause the squeaking when cornerring and when braking because of the momentum of the body moving back and forth. with so many miles on the vehicle i would have them replaced... please rate this thanks

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  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 28, 2008

    well the struts themselves are not bad the mounting bushings may be . the bushing themselves are not very expensive

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