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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
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Rubbing noise on front right axle-tire area. Had the bearing

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Rubbing noise on front right axle-tire area. Had the bearing replaced but still making the noise when turning left especially. Vrub-vrub, comes and goes but stays on left turns.
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Customer: Brakes have been checked. I use this car for my driving school so it has the extra brake. Sometimes the rubbing noise is there from a standing start, not just the left turn. My mechanic can't figure it out. He says it's safe to drive but I don't know.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: No, not a mechanic. Headed to a Toyota dealer today if possible.
JA: OK! The Toyota Mechanic will help you with the diagnostics so you are sure to get this fixed right. Is there anything else the Toyota Mechanic should be aware of about your Toyota?
Customer: I've read on line it could be an axle boot, any thoughts? Problems with this card like this before?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

I would have the tire checked.I have seen issues with broken belts in the tires cause this issue here or flat spots and even bubbles on the side of the tire cause this issue.If this is checked and found o.k. I would have the inner wheel well inspected for any damaged needing repaired or replaced.I would alos have the tie rods checked for any worn components or damage needing replaced.

These are the most common causes for this fault here.

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Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pete, I had the tires rotated hoping if it was a tire problem the sound would go to the back but it's still in the front right side. My mechanic says everything looks good and safe. Could it be a axle boot?
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

It is very possible the axle boot is rubbing together causing this noise as they can wear and cause this type of sound here as well.This would probably be the next area I would have checked into to see if any issues are found.

Let me know if you need anything else and feel free to rate my help here.

Thanks Pete