It could be the steering shaft seal? DIY here: DIY Main Steering Shaft Seal Replacement Guess I should ask about wheel bearings too just in case as that seems to be a common weird noise thing.
Wouldn't this result in oil leaks? The engine is clean, no oil anyplace.Cracked manifolds on these are pretty common. Order some new headers!
exhaust manifold. a cracked one does cause a lot of noise in the engine bay and cabin.Wouldn't this result in oil leaks? The engine is clean, no oil anyplace.
Ah- Thanks!exhaust manifold. a cracked one does cause a lot of noise in the engine bay and cabin.
Thanks. The maintenance/repairs need to be done... and they will. I mentioned "upsell" due to the pricing I was presented with. $900 for 2 tires I will purchase through Tire Rack for $450 shipped, and will cost me $60 for install. I don't mind paying more for convenience, but not close to double.Old trucks have old-truck problems. With your rig approaching 20 years old, anything rubber like hoses, gaskets, vacuum lines and bushings that, I'm assuming, are original to the truck will start to wear out and leak. Toyota reliability is based on the infrequency of changing parts and the quality of parts, not never changing them out because they are made of invincium.
While it may seem like "upselling," most of those repairs will need to be done sooner or later based on age and mileage. Many people are unaware of maintenance schedules of parts and fluids on their vehicles. Reading the Owner's Manual will give you an idea on what and when things need to be replaced. There's no such thing as a "life-time" fluid or part.
LBJs were part of a recall on Sequoias and worth looking into. Having a front wheel detach is a dramatic life event that you want to avoid. Spend $1500 now or risk going out of control and rolling-over later.
Having had valve cover gaskets replaced on my rig with 350k miles, I can say they made no contribution to engine noise. An exhaust leak would be the most likely culprit for your noise, barring any other noise or performance issue.
I figured that's what you meant. Dealer prices are ridiculous for some things that owners can easily do themselves. I go to a local independent shop for the work that I can't do myself (since my truck is way past any benefits gained from dealer maintenance upon resale). The last time I used a dealer, the tech didn't reassemble things right and a harness was rubbed through by the accessory belt leaving me stranded on a road trip.I don't mind paying more for convenience, but not close to double.