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Help! Wierd squealing noise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ERIC, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    ERIC

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    I Have a six lug prerunner and i am getting this wierd high pitched squealing sound from the front end of the truck, I think towards the right side. It only happens sometimes though and only when I am cruising. At first I thought it might be the belts cause i have not gotten to changing them yet and I have 92,000 miles on it. But could it be a front wheel bearing going out?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Maybe the A/C? Brakes? Gremlins?
     
  3. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    probably gremlins lol. I normally never run the A/C though so I dont think thats it, and it never squeals when i hit the brakes. So idk lol
     
  4. Nov 15, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    Check for rocks stuck between the brake rotor and rotor dust shield. This happened to me and it makes a terrible noise.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    is it engine speed related, ground speed related, etc?
     
  6. Nov 15, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    id say more engine speed. usually happens wen cruising around 1500-2300 rpms mostly on the freeway
     
  7. Nov 15, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    I think he meant, if the rpms change, does the squeal change
     
  8. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    so if you're at 2200 and not on the freeway it doesnt make the sound?
     
  9. Nov 16, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    it only happens sometimes but mostly on the freeway around 2000. im leaning towards wheel bearing going out.
     
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