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#3308 of 3629 toyota avalon 2001---Rubbing sound from left front wheel
Jun 29, 2006 (2:52 pm)
About a month ago I heard a strange rubbing sound from the front left wheel. You hear the sound if you close the windows and move very slowly. A few days ago I changed the rotors (not Toyota) and the pads (Toyota) on the front wheels. For a few days there was no rubbing sound. Now the rubbing sound came back and I believe it is louder. My mechanic inspected the wheel and the break and didnít find any problem. Any thoughts?
#3309 of 3629 Re: toyota avalon 2001---Rubbing sound from left front wheel [alkric]
Jul 12, 2006 (8:10 am)
Yes. Check the caliper and see if it is sticking. Just because the pads and rotors were changed, doesn't mean the brakes are working correctly. If rust has seized the glide pins, your pads will be sticking in one position and retain themselves on the rotors. So, have him check that out again. Do you live in a snow fall area??? Then rust is the enemy of brakes.
If that is not the problem, check the axle and CV joints.
#3310 of 3629 Re: toyota avalon 2001---Rubbing sound from left front wheel [abfisch]
Jul 13, 2006 (2:21 pm)
I'll talk to my mechanic. I live in Brooklyn, NY it is not that much of a snow here, but you never know.
#3313 of 3629 New discussion
Jul 21, 2006 (8:32 am)
Go to the Toyota Avalon folder to find a new discussion about tires and wheels. After you click on that link, you'll want to click on "Track This Group" so you don't miss any other new Avalon discussions.
#3314 of 3629 Re: CHECK ENGINE VSC & VSC OFF LIGHTS AGAIN [pcp2]
Jul 24, 2006 (9:37 am)
I too, now have the VSC & VSC off lites on all the time since the car has been to a non toyota shop for a replacement of all plugs, they also used injector cleaner also had timing belt, water pump & thermostat etc at the same time 93,000 on a 2000 Avalon XLS. What was your final cure?
Thanks for your time
#3316 of 3629 Re: CHECK ENGINE VSC & VSC OFF LIGHTS AGAIN 
Jul 24, 2006 (3:03 pm)
Clean the MAF sensor, if that doesn't work, replace it. Reset the check engine and VSC lights.Your problem will disappear. MAF sensors are notoriously susceptible to polluted environments. It is not something exclusive to Toyota--all makes have the same problem. if you live in a major urban center anywhere, or in the prominently industrialized eastern part of the US, you will eventually suffer a MAF failure because of the poor air quality.
#3317 of 3629 Re: CHECK ENGINE VSC & VSC OFF LIGHTS AGAIN [gartmacd]
Jul 25, 2006 (12:18 pm)
Thanks for the reply, I cleaned the sensor wire with alcohol, it was coated with a brown residue, now its nice and bright, but no change. How do you reset the VSC & VSC off lights which are on when motor is running? If I replaced the unit do I have to get the light reset?
Thanks for the reply