Noisy Wheels

wheels

#1

I’m at my wits end. I’d appreciate if anyone could help diagnose my problem? I have a 1990 Toyota 4runner. The front wheels make a rubbing or grinding sound when it get cold out. rrRrrRrr sound. It happens intermittently, usually when I hit a bump and stops when I hit another. I’ve had brakes, calibers, and shocks replaced. Had 2 mechanics look at it but no definite answers. The axle seals are wearing out. That’s what I know. Any ideas of what my problem is?? Will my wheels fall off?


#2

Maybe wheel bearings. Your wheels are not likely going to fall off.


#3

That’s one I haven’t heard yet, Thank you! Doesn’t sound too expensive either. I was thinking maybe it has something to do with the transfer case… bad oil? What are your thoughts on that? Thanks for the reassurance that my wheels won’t fall off!


#4

If it’s a “rrRrrRrr” sound coming from a wheel, I’d say it’s likely a wheel bearing, not the transfer case. I don’t recommend going back to the place that replaced your calipers and shocks, they sound like they are lousy at diagnosis but more than happy to replace parts. Good luck.


#5

Thank you!