Finished on installing new ball joints and tie rods on my parents 2000 2wd 4runner. Everything went alright except for pressing back in the upper bj's and putting the moog boot on. We ended up going to a shop to press them back in. The new boots that came with the Moog's look different and are longer and look weird when squished. The tie rods were pretty simple.
Once we finished, we took it out for a drive. The alignment was off and the steering was pulling to the left but we didn't expect to hear any noises. The first sign something was wrong was when we were turning left. It sounded like something might be too tight or possible rubbing. We then started getting this whistling noise and more of that noise like something was too tight, etc. It wasn't a consistant noise but would come and go.
We made sure everything was torqued to spec and greased everything up. Besides the upper bj's looking funny with the squished boots, we don't have any ideas as to what it might be. We looked under the truck and bent the passanger side dust shield a bit since it looked like the tie rod had rubbed it a little.
Any ideas. Could the noises be from the alignment being off and rubbing on something or could could we have something to tight or could the it be that the brakes dragging a little? The brakes don't make any noise when we step on them. We don't have a clue what it could be wrong. It comes and goes with the rotation of the wheels.