I have a 2009 RAV4 and it sounds like I am driving over a grooved ssurface when I accelerate between 35 and 45mph


Asked by Jan 26, 2015 at 03:01 PM about the 2009 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It's a Toyota RAV4 2009 the grounding noise is only heard when I accelerate my truck from 35 to 45 mph after that it is just fine the noise goes away after 45/50 mph. There are no warning lights on the dash board. This noise is getting to me I've taking it to the mechanic and they don't know what it is :(

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Bob Beaman

How many miles on the Rav4?

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Bob Beaman

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/85-4-1-faults-fixes/60946-bad-propeller- driveshaft-u-joint-need-replace.html Read the posts at the link. It is possible that it is driveshaft related.


Thanks I will read on this because it is getting frustrated not knowing what it is

Bob Beaman

No guarantees, but a good place to start.


While not likely, check your tires: there may be low pressure in one or more. Also check both side sides of each tire for any "bumps" or "bulges" and for uneven tread wear. Old shock absorbers/struts may be another thing to check out- if they are weak that can cause suspension and alignment problems which can cause noises. Oh IMO, the mechanic that could not help you, needs to be replaced on your list of "who the go to", by someone that can at least give you good information, suggest a correction and give an estiment of the costs, so you can decide on a course of action (my 2 cts)

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