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2009 toyota rav4. loud roaring noise increases with speed

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2009 toyota rav4. loud roaring noise increases with speed from right rear wheel
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Customer: jacked up wheel to check wheel bearing. no noise heard. no play in wheel side to side. roaring noise while driving and gets substantially worse the faster i go
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Customer: possibly
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Hello, thanks for posting Is this a*****RAV4?Does the noise go away if you take it out of gear, in neutral?Does it seem to change with acceleration or deceleration?Thanks.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Makes noise in gear and out of gear. 4wd on demand. Makes noise in 4wd and in 2wd. Gets louder as speed increases
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** the delay in getting back to you, This is a wheel bearing noise, it may not be noticeablre when turning the wheel off the ground because there is no load on the bearing.