Mechanics

COLD STEERING NOISE, TACOMA PRERUNNER

2002 Toyota 4Runner

When my truck is cold, the steering makes a 'grinding' sound. It decraeses as weather or truck warmsup. The sound is only when I'm turning the steering wheel, not when I'm braking.

Dealer says it's brake pad sensors at 2mm causing it, but doesn't know why the noise decreases as it warms up. Braking doesn't make the noise, steering does.

Any ideas? He also says the brakes can wait, I have some time on those.
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Cat0486@hotmail.com
January 17, 2006.



My mother's '95 volvo 850 wagon did the same thing about a month ago when it was really, insanely cold, but now it won't do it when it's even 15 degrees. It's probably just one of those mysterious things that you never figure out but go away.

HOWEVER.
Seemingly unrelated, the driver's side front brake began to stick about 2 weeks after that episode. Coincidence?

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Cleverbastid
Jan 17, 2006.