2001 Toyota Sienna Repair Question
Toyota Sienna Torque Problem
The clunking rattle sounds like it's coming from the left side. Either the shaft area or maybe the strut, or sway bar links, which are all new. The wheel bearing and ball joint are tight and again this issue is a new noise with this upgrade prioject. I am doubting the play in the trany output because I would expect more of a constant vibration with that type of issue. I have heard of new struts that were bad. but when I bounce it in the drive way it reacts normaly with no noises but I realy can't bounce it as hard as driving over bumps.
Check the brake calipers. Ensure there are no excessive play in them due to worn slider bolts. Some lubrication might belp.
They are all new and the slide bolts were checked for excess play and to ensure they slid. I changed the old ones out because they were bound up and I did not feel like trying to clean them up. New calipers and mount with slides, new rotors and new pads. It does sound like a strut noise. I am going to go over that installation carefully and maybe pull them out to inspect the mount bearing again.
We can't help much on noise problems unless we know what is emitting it.
Found the struts were not fully tight on the main nut. I don't know how that happened. Just goes to show that even when you think you 'torqued everything' something may have been overlooked or maybe had a bad thread that torqued right but was loose. Also if it sounds like a strut mount or swaybar link, look close at those parts because it may be something there. Anyway, case closed. Thanks
For correct torquing it is best to torque to specs, loosen and retorque to ensure parts are seated correctly to get the proper specs.