Rattle on front wheel

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demond1
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Town: Port Elizabeth
Vehicle: Hilux 2.5 D4D SRX
Real Name: Dean

Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:12 am

Hi Guys.

I've had to mothball my Lux :cry:

I've had it for about 3 months now. In the last 6 weeks, I've become aware of a vibration/grinding noise at high speed. It seems to be on the front right wheel. It only happens under very specific conditions, which are:
Traveling over 100km/p
about at 10-15 degree turn on the steering wheel
Only turning to the right. Turning to the left is perfect

This is what I have done so far:
Had it stripped down to the CV's which where found to be in perfect condition.
Replaced the prop shaft (which had bad UJ's)
Wheels have been balanced and aligned.

It seems to be becoming more and more pronounced. To the point where I wont drive it again, until this is solved.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Also, if anyone has had good experience with a workshop in the PE area, any referrals would be great.
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pampoen
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Town: Gordons Bay
Vehicle: Hilux..Duh!
Real Name: Luke

Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:54 am

Wheel bearings? Perhaps just jack the vehicle up and check the play also take time to look at all the steering joints etc. You may find the source of the problem.

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Borntofish
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Vehicle: Hilux 86
Real Name: Werner

Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:24 am

Do you have the anti Rattle clips on your brake shoes?

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demond1
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Real Name: Dean

Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:25 am

Checked the wheel bearings... no problems there.

As an experiment, I replicated the issue... only this time in 4x4 mode. Seemed to be gone. Put it back in 4x2, and it was back again.
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Mud Dog
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Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Strange that it should go away when 4X4 is engaged. Is the ADD engaging / disengaging properly?
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Punishing_Steel
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:36 pm

Check this sway bar... drove me crazy for a month... just needed to be tightened... pic below.

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