Rubbing Noise coming from tires on 2006 Sienna AWD

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#1

I have a rubbing noise coming from tires on 2006 Sienna AWD which is especially appearent when turning right. I have been told this is not mechanical (by the dealer service department) and that spraying a silicone spray around the tire bead may reduce the rubbing noise. Does anyone know about this?


#2

If the tires beads were rubbing on the wheels the tires wouldn’t hold air. So that explaination is BOGUS. More than likely one or more of the tires have a belt seperation inside the tire which can cause a rubbing noise. And replacing the tires is the only fix.

Tester


#3

Could the higher lip on the rim (to accomodate the run flat tire) cause the noise when making turns at low speeds? I only hear the rubbing when turning at low speeds (less than 5 mph). I have only 40,000 miles on the vehicle and have already replaced six of these run flats. Is there anyway I can confirm if it is belt separation? Thanks.


#4

If you have had to replace 6 of these “run-flats” already I would seriously consider them the problem and go back to “normal” tires. Just my opinion.


#5

I have a 2006 Sienna AWD. The tires are making a rubbing noise also Toyota said the RFT,s need tod be rotated every 4000miles. I was told by two tire shops on Eastern Long Island that it was against the law to change to regular tires.


#6

Sorry, Tester, but there are cases where the alloy wheels are too soft and the tire rubs on the flange to the point where the aluminun abraids off. The noise sounds like a squeak or a grinding.

The only fix is to replace the wheels. But be aware that if the wheels are replaced by wheels form the same source, the problem will come back.