My parents have a 1991 Toyota Previa and lately it has been making a lot of metal grinding sounds from the rear. I took it out to test it and for the first few minutes the automobile seems fine. But after a while, and especially on the motorway, the automobile starts making metal grinding sounds.
We took it to a couple of garages and they said it was the rear axle. To fix/replace it, its going to cost around €700 to €1,000 depending on if we want to fix/replace the whole axle. Can the rear axle really be the problem? And does the price range sound right for this problem?
Filed under fault - Asked by Jin Masaki (Fresno) - Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:50
Going by the assessment of the garages, I think that it could well be the rear differential. The price to replace it doesn't sound bad at all if they're using new parts, but I would suggest that it's probably not worth doing on a vehicle that old.