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Grinding noise @ low rpm

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grinding noise @ low rpm
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

Is this noise only when the engine is at idle or also while driving, or both?

Has anything been replaced yet to try to fix this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when driving only.immediately the car is climbing higher rpm, the grinding noise disappear.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the reply

have you checked the tires? Make sure the tread is even and tires are in good shape, if the tires are ok this may be a front wheel bearing noise, does the noise change when either turning left or right?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My tires are in good condition. It is coming from somewhere in the engine compartment.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the reply, possibly a water pump problem, very common on these engines, either 4 cylinder or V6. Have the water pump checked.