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Sounds when shifting gears from park

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by MoonRunner, Nov 1, 2022.

  1. Nov 1, 2022 at 1:54 PM
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    MoonRunner

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    Hello I have a new 2023 4Runner with 1400 miles on it. It’s been super loud since day one and I noticed some slight creaking. Last week there was a huge pop under the car and I thought something fell out or hit me. Pulled over, nothing obvious. But these creaking sounds have gotten worse. Video attached. Context, these are most noticeable if the car has been sitting for 2 hours or more. I am shifting out of park into R rolling a few feet, stopping, shifting to drive rolling ect repeat. I am going straight in this video but also happens when turning the wheel trying to park or make parking corrections. Went to the dealer they checked transmission and suspension and said they saw nothing. And ofcourse they couldn’t get the noise to appear. All info is helpful to me!

    Edited to add…I cannot get video to upload from my phone and will come back to upload when I get home from work!

    it’s a creaking/squeaking sound in the time being if anyone has experienced something similar!
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2022 at 2:28 PM
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    Dillusion

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    Going to assume its the brakes since it makes it when sitting.

    You may need to leave it overnight for them. But they may also not do anything if is the brakes.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2022 at 5:07 PM
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    GtownRunner

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    Mine does the same. Had the dealer look at it. Said nothing was wrong and said if your shifting into gears and the truck was cold etc the idle is higher and will make a noise going into reverse, drive etc.

    Not sure I buy it but get what he’s saying. If the idle kicks down it’s less but some of it is brakes for sure…that creaking ….trust me I get it.

    Jeff
     
  4. Nov 1, 2022 at 6:55 PM
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    Ebrake cable loop hanger on mine was making that sound on the rear lower control arm. I put a little grease on it and the noise went away just have to find some thing better than grease washes of after a wile & creaking comes back.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2022 at 7:02 PM
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    alittleoff

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    Brakes. It's the very slight rotation of the disc against the caliper pads. It's normal with most automatic transmissions when shifting from P, R, N or D.
    IMO, ToMoCo, could solve their own problem by offering a manual transmission.
    Mine has done it since day one. No need to take it to the dealer. They can't /won't do anything about it.
    They are weak to fight against the demands of drivers that can't wipe their own ass.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2022 at 7:50 AM
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    McSpazatron

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    I can get mine to make those noises on command. It’s easier to make those sounds when the brakes are cold. It’s the brake pads sticking over the rotors, and it can make that sound if you hold just the right amount of pressure. I think I can get most of the cars I’ve ever driven to make the same sounds. The solution is to hold down the break tighter, or to release brake pressure a little bit if you’re making big changes to the steering angle. Just don’t let the brakes drag at that pressure. It seems harder to make it do this when the brakes are hot
     

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