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Sounds Like Dragging Tin Cans [solved]
Two days ago I went to drive my Rav 4 out of the parking garage it had been parked in for roughly a week and when I started to go it sounded like I was dragging tin cans behind me. I stopped and inspected everything-rear breaks, exhaust, the whole 9 yards. Once I had been driving a bit then, the sound went away. I parked my RAV back in the garage that night, and came back to drive it the next evening and it did the same thing all over again.
The parking garage was only about 30 degrees (F)-so it was not THAT cold and I have never heard my RAV do this before even in colder temps.
Also, about a week ago I started occasionally smelling a used-oil smell while driving and it has been doing this on and off ever since. I did check my engine oil level and it is right at full. I have always changed my oil at approx 4,000 miles and right now I am due for a change in about 500 miles.
Not sure if the two problems could be related. Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance!
PS From what I can tell while driving the sound appears to be coming from the rear of the car somewhere.