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Hi! My 2001 Toyota 4Runner is having some issues and I'm not sure what they are. First, when starting it up it squeals really bad. Second, it shakes when applying the it the brea

Haven't tried anything, I need to bring it in but I want to know what I need fixed and see if I can price shop. I'm afraid this is going to cost me a lot.

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Your squeel sounds like a belt or a pully. first inspect yous belts for wear and cracks if they look ok try buying a can of belt dressing at your local auto parts store and applying to one belt at a time when idleing until belt stops squeeling.. IF your squeel remains try lubercating pullys with a spray luburacant. The brake problem sounds like roters are warped or rusted badly .the solution would be to have roters turned if turnable or replaced with new pads. if this was helpful please leave good feed back

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The squealing when you start, could be your belt. If it is first thing in the morning or depending where you're located, the moisture in the air makes things squeak. Brakes and belts are usually what squeak after it rains and the humidity still in the air makes them damp or the humidity in the morning, same result. Not a big worry. If it's a constant squeak, your belt might be ready for replacement. If it's whining, could be power steering needing fluid. Hard to exactly know without seeing the vehicle :) On your braking, the shaking could be your rotors. If it's not doing it driving down the road, then I would have your rotors checked first. Depending on which rotor you go for, the price for the part itself can usually run between $40 to $120. Labor should only be about an hour. If you need a belt, again depending what belt, the price can range from $35 to $70. And again about an hour. If they know what they're doing less then an hour. Hope this helped :)

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