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Howling noise at highway speed

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ROB, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    ROB

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    I still drive my truck they said it is safe to drive
     
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  2. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    Thanks for your feed back . yes sometimes sh*t happens .. post back how Toyota handles this for you .. again as I have posted .. check all the drivetrain fluids for level and condition .. when you get the new diff do not do long drives under 500 miles .. just short runs like 20 miles .. gear oil will get hot and the gear teeth may also crack because this is a breakin period ..drive it easy also first 500miles..
     
  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    Please do come back and let us know how the repair goes and if you can learn any more about it. Ask questions.

    I had a 2018 Tacoma with the same problem (howl at highway speed). Couldn't get the dealer to fix it so I traded it for a T4R after two months. As fate would have it, I got a 4runner with the same problem.

    Based on your dealer visit, It sounds like maybe they now know what the problem is.
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    That "World Class" multi-point inspection sounds pretty awesome!
     
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  5. Mar 11, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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    Is a rear diff replacement a pretty straightforward job? Like, is it a job that any dealer can do and probably do a decent job?

    I guess what I'm asking is... if the local dealer isn't what you'd consider to be "top notch", should one travel to another dealer farther from home? Or is a diff replacement something that probably isn't gonna be screwed up?
     
  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:34 AM
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    If you can’t trust them with a diff. I wouldn’t trust them with anything. Dealerships should have Toyota certified techs so they should be able to technicaly do them but that doesn’t mean you have to trust them. The dealership here lost my trust with dishonesty, I wouldn’t pay them to change a bulb now. It’s all up to how you feel about the dealer.
     
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