Constant Grinding - not gearbox/engine

Phil

Super Moderator
Almost constant.

hopefully somebody can help.

no grinding that i can hear below 10mph, mega grinding noise above 10mph.

doesnt change with revs

doesnt change with clutch/gears

Have been told its the brake backing plates? (dust covers?)

but wont have a chance to check till 5pm... so want to take as many possible suggestion home with me as i can :)

Phil
 

nistarbo

Member +
I guess jacking up each wheel and giving a spin should tell you. Most likely bearing or brake related.
Good luck
 

weeJohn

Lifer
I dont see why the brake covers would not grind below 10mph unless they are so rusted the wind is blowing them onto the disc. But mine have rubbed before on full lock and not when driving straight so its a possibility.
 

Phil

Super Moderator
I dont see why the brake covers would not grind below 10mph unless they are so rusted the wind is blowing them onto the disc. But mine have rubbed before on full lock and not when driving straight so its a possibility.
thinking these things myself but fingers still crossed its something simple! lol

Phil
 

dark_knight

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Chock the rear wheels.
Put the car on axle stands up front (inner side of the control arms is usually good).
Start up and engage 2nd gear.
Let is run then look around for your possible suspects. If you have ABS, it may throw a fit but this is a short procedure.
Good luck.
 

nistarbo

Member +
In my short experience the wheel bearings aren't great on these cars. (Maybe just a bad run in my case). Probably best getting them all done at once for peace of mind
 

dark_knight

Member +
I don't get when people complain of the wheel bearings. First off, I never install them as they come out of the box. The little white grease they come pre-packed with doesn't strike me as sufficient. I always;
- clean & repack them in fresh lithium grease
- clean the steering knuckle thoroughly
- install them in a super sterile environment
- use good quality dust seals

I've never had an issue. Year #4 on the same ones and they are still mint.. O:)
 

nistarbo

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Reason I can complain is because after I got the car I put rear bearings in and had to replace a year later(genuine from toyota). Then 1 of them went again so replaced that. Then one of the fronts needed done so done both while the mechanic had the press etc. So 7 bearings in 2 years all done to the procedure above.
As I said It may have been a bad run and all has been good since they have been done again but nevertheless the bearings have had most attention over any part of the car.
 

weeJohn

Lifer
Reason I can complain is because after I got the car I put rear bearings in and had to replace a year later(genuine from toyota). Then 1 of them went again so replaced that. Then one of the fronts needed done so done both while the mechanic had the press etc. So 7 bearings in 2 years all done to the procedure above.
As I said It may have been a bad run and all has been good since they have been done again but nevertheless the bearings have had most attention over any part of the car.
That really doesnt sound right, any bearing should last for more time than that.
 

Phil

Super Moderator
Changed both front wheel bearings and noise is gone

I've now many other noises to find and eliminate lol

Phil
 

Blaine

Member +
Changed both front wheel bearings and noise is gone

I've now many other noises to find and eliminate lol

Phil
I had an awful sound from one of my bearings when we first took mine out on the test runs, sounded like a pod racer from star wars and was a complete headache on the motorways. After the bearing was changed that sound was gone which was great, but then it let me hear the bearing on the other side was the same just a bit quieter. I'm on the same chase as you, hunting down those funny sounds lol
 

Phil

Super Moderator
Same here, changed the drivers side

car off the ramp etc, all i could hear was the passenger side! lol

so back on changed that, now i have many other noises.

alternator died also so had to change that

TPS setup and thermo and ICV changed also.

driving better though still not nice yet.

Phil
 

Blaine

Member +
We really are on the same page, my alternator died as well lol was an edgy drive home watching the clock on the dash get dimmer haha

Will you be on the road soon or still another bit off?
 

Phil

Super Moderator
We really are on the same page, my alternator died as well lol was an edgy drive home watching the clock on the dash get dimmer haha

Will you be on the road soon or still another bit off?
thats a good question... car is on the road and the alternator left me stranded at the side of a dual carriageway Lol

run in, is now in progress along with identifing and reducing random noises!!

Phil
 

5e colin

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Reason I can complain is because after I got the car I put rear bearings in and had to replace a year later(genuine from toyota). Then 1 of them went again so replaced that. Then one of the fronts needed done so done both while the mechanic had the press etc. So 7 bearings in 2 years all done to the procedure above.
As I said It may have been a bad run and all has been good since they have been done again but nevertheless the bearings have had most attention over any part of the car.
that failer is becouse peeps dont pack the bearings before fitment ( rear bearings )
 
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