My 2002 rav4 4AWD make sound ("DUK DUK DUK") on the steering wheel
My 2002 rav4 4AWD when I travelled on rough road makes rumblig and rattling sound ( sound like " DUK DUK DUK") on the steering wheel. Another problem is that when I travell on the freeway at 60 km onward, loud humming sound heard from the rear seat. Coud it be the shock absorber, link stabilizer,and for the rear seat could it be the wheel bearing. Please help me. Thank you
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The noise from the front could be one of the drop links or one of the bottom ball joints amongst other things, and the noise from the back could indeed be a rear wheel bearing, and it could also be an underinflated tyre.
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Hi Susan, This sounds like a tire problem. I find on my Suby's, that too wide a tire will tend to struggle with deep snow. An out of balance tire or out of round wheel can also make the car run rough. There is also the possibility that the car needs a wheel alignment. Have someone check out the steering components as well, to make sure there's not a more severe problem, i.e.: axles; ball joints; steering arms. This is critical so you can be sure your vehicle is road worthy.
broken spring top. damaged damper. steering idler. bearing plate lose. steering link damaged. would need to jack up that side at test every thing in list. could also be something lose in the side part behind the plastic covers. like a droped spaner
What you need to do: 1. Wheel Alignment done 2. Steering serviced, maybe power steering motor is not working. Do you hear rattle in steering while going over uneven road? if yes then whole steering assembly (rack n pinion) may need to be replaced.
The loud clicking noise you described is most likely a worn CV joint in the axle. The noise on rough roads is likely a ball joint or upper control arm ( there are 4 of them on your passat ) .
I would take your car to an alignment shop for a thorough inspection. Don't take it to a VW dealership , they will overcharge you for the work. They quoted me 3 hours labour to replace an upper control arm ball joint. I did it my self in the driveway in 25 minutes.
It's a loose steering column. Remove the black plastic shield under the steering wheel. Lossen the bolt that holds the two shafts together, slide them together as far as they'll go, and re-tighten the bolt. It's that simple... to stop that annoying rattle.
First if the humming sound gets faster and slower as you go faster or slower yes I would say it is a wheel bearing.Second thing if you on the out side of the car rock the car side to side and hear the same noise have someone look at each sway bar link(the piece that attaches the bar to the suspension)to see for movement at each end of each link.the movment if found will let you know which one to replace.If no movment at the links check the ruber mounts that attatch the bar to the body or frame of the car for up and down movement.
I would look at changing out your bushes. do both sides as if this happend on the right you can bet your bottom dollar that the left will soon go as well. While you are at it check your shockabsorber mounts.