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4Runner is rattling when brakes applied.

When my 4Runner is going over thirty or down hill and I apply the brakes, it rattles pretty hard. I've taken it in and they say that they think it's the rear brakes but can't check because they are covered somehow. I don't know much about cars and there's not really anywhere in town that I trust all that much, does this seem like the problem and if so how much does it cost to fix? Thanks.

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  • j_austin_sim Apr 19, 2009

    The car itself vibrates, so i guess shaking, i can feel it in the stearing wheel, the seat, all over. I took the car to two different places and they both said the same thing.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    You may want to give head office (owner relations) at Toyota a call (number should be in your manual, or google it.) & have you VIN# ready. Ask them for any TSB's (technical service bulletins) or recalls pertaining to or outstanding on your vehicle. What your experiencing appears to be quite common on those & from what I can see, there is a bulletin on it. If you trust dealer in your area, try them first.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Rattling or shaking? Obviously they weren't interested in fixing your vehicle for you. Did you try another repair shop?



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You meed a thorough brake inspection sounds like rotors or drums are warped

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