Apologies in advance if this question has been asked before; I'm not familiar enough with cars to identify or make speculations on the relative source of this problem.
- 1999 Toyota Avalon XLS
There is a grinding, tinny sound coming from my wheel on the rear right-hand side.
I have been driving around regularly and my car was not making this sound until only recently. Except for a bumpy road (small potholes, dips, bumps) I take on a normal basis, I have not had anything serious happen while I was driving.
This sound can be heard when I drive at low speeds (10-20 mph). It can also be heard consistently as I drive and no matter how fast I drive, although it seems to intensify if I speed up and fade away when I make turns.
See the video below for a demonstration: (headphones users - caution!)
Some things I know:
My tires are somewhat under pressure, but that should not be what's causing the sound.
The brake caliper in the right rear wheel seems to be in place and not loose.
- I drive on a rather bumpy road regularly, so the problem may be related to the suspension system.
Does anyone have any insight on:
The source and reason for the sound
Possible ways to fix the problem
A possible range of expenses to fix the problem
Any help and insight would be appreciated! I'm not particular familiar with auto parts and mechanics, so simple-worded explanations would be nice :)