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Hello,

I just bought a 2005 Toyota RAV4 Model: Cruiser with 5 speed manual and the car was doing 84,000KM. Happy with the chosen one.

Except, when I test drive the car, I can hear a lot of tyre noise and I can hear it loudly when I drive around 60km to 80km. Infact, the 'tyre noise' can be heard from 20km onwards. I suspect this must be the fault of the 'wheel bearing'? in either one side #left/right# XXXXX on the front or rear. My nightmare would be all 4 of them!

What seems to be the problem here? I took the car back to the dealer where I bought it from - Its not Toyota dealer but from a Mazda dealer, and the mechanic said it is not the wheel bearing but the tyre itself that make the noise. The tyre is Goodyear Wrangler AT, size 235/60 R16. I am not convinced as I think it must be the wheel bearing or the CV joints or something else that make this noise.

Would much appreciate if you can help and what should I do.

Thank you-tim
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I tend to agree with you about the wheel bearing noise, I would recommend taking it to the selling dealer again and see if theycan put another set of wheels temporarily on from another car, then if the noise is still there it would mean there is a mechanical problem, if they're not willing or able to do that then take it to a toyota dealer, if possible, and have them check it. Tire noise is usually loudest at lower speeds and diminishes after road speed increases due to normal road noises, a wheel bearing noise will be more pronounced as vehicle speed increases.
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