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Problem: Tire is grinding something in wheel well

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sl8rj, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    sl8rj

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    I just had a leveling kit put on my truck. Now I notice if I am driving at speed around a corner, and I hit a slight depression, my tire will hit something inside the wheel well. I think it's a metal "shoulder" on top of the spring. I don't know the name of the part.

    I'm not sure what to do now. I like the level truck. I like have a little more clearance. Should I raise it more? I really don't want to be too high.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    OK - now I have more information. It look like the tire is not grinding at all. The "shoulder" part I mentioned was the upper arm of the suspension. There are no marks on the tire nor are there on the wheel well.

    It looks like the actual problem is in the braking system. I get a warning beep when I take corner. The braking system then tries to slow down the right front tire. The owner's manual talks about the warning sound when the brake overheats. Could cornering cause the brake to overheat?

    This only happens on right side,and it seems to happen when passenger seat is empty. It doesn't make sense to me, but the only time I an get this to happen is when no one is riding in the passenger seat.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    maybe when they installed the level kit they messed with the abs or some toyotas have what is called vsc I think. You should look into your truck and see if it has that. Did you get it aligned after you lifted it?
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    Do the pedals pulse similar to an ABS activation when the beeping happens ?
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    Either wheel bearing or traction control!
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    It's VSC engaging most likely
     
  7. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    thanks for the replies. I think it's the brake system, because that's the only "alarm" I can find in the owner's manual.
     
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