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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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