Question about 2004 Toyota Sequoia
When turning hard right or left a grinding noise/feel occurs in the front end. Feels like a tire rubbing the wheel well or mud flap (it is not, I visually verified the tire clearance). The vibration does not occur during normal driving and turning. It only occurs in tight turns (e.g. in a parking lot). The steering seems fine (tight and responsive). The vehicle has 180,000 miles and the weather just turned cold (14F to 30F). The transfer case and front differential have not been serviced since I don't know when....Anyone have an idea of what it could be?
The power steering pump capacity on some motor vehicles is unable to sustain full flow for more than a few seconds which could account for the noise which is the pump 'cavitating'. You might check the power steering reservoir fluid level in any case and read your car handbook for any warnings. I once owned a Mitsubishi Magna which had this limitation.
Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Testimonial: "Pakis - "4runner 4wd question" got it right. I engaged my AWD and drove it home. When I got home I disengaged my AWD and the problem went away. I should have known that the same grind occurs when I make tight turns with the AWD/4WD engaged. Pakis went on to say "That clicking noise while turning extreme right or left would be the birfield of your axle and would only mean your front hub is still engage even though you have disengaged transfer case. Have your front hubs cleaned of old lubricants or grease due to non usage. dont use grease as lubricants, use thick oil such as gear oil or silicone oil. and use your 4WD every now and then." Thanks Pakis"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 94 4Runner 4WD Question
1. I would suggest that you engage your 4WD while you are in full stop and/or safe range of 5mph, however as claimed by the local dealers your vehicle is capable of engaging even while driving. Engage your 4WD while moving only when necessity requires.
2. That clicking noise while turning extreme right or left would be the birfield of your axle and would only mean your front hub is still engage even though you have disengaged transfer case.
Have your front hubs cleaned of old lubricants or grease due to non usage. dont use grease as lubricants, use thick oil such as gear oil or silicone oil. and use your 4WD every now and then.
Do this first then check if you still feel somtehing is loose on your suspension and others.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
That sounds like a left front wheel bearing gone bad My friend.. turning right transfers weight to the left side and it probably has a roar similar to a turbo fan jet.. Try it and lemmie know.. thank you
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
The specs are what the manufacturer recommends for the vehicle when it leaves the factory. However that means with the original tires and condition. The caster is not adjustable on a Corolla, so if the vehicle pulls even with the tires switched, there is a possibility there is damage to the strut or steering parts. However, before changing anything, check all tire pressures and make sure the brakes are in good condition. A brake that is not releasing properly will cause a pull to that side. Individual toe is rather meaningless - the total toe is what is measured. You have no king pins on a Toyota so you will not have KPI.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
you probably have a problem with the differential in the front it might be no good it looks like a rear end pull the cover off and check the gears
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
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