Originally Posted by spitmon1
Sounds like the issue I was having with my 2006 AWD 4 cylinder at 80k. Turned out to need a tranny fluid flush/change. Moisture had built up in the fluid. Worked like a charm.
It's been a couple years. If you're still around, I'm curious if your noise has remained resolved with the flush/change?
My Rav has been doing the rattling nose as well and I took it to a shop today and they are saying it's coming from the Transfer case. They haven't checked the oil level yet that I'm aware of. But, I think my next step is to have them check/replace the transfer case oil and do a transmission fluid flush.
As much as I HATE car troubles, I'm finding it slightly comforting to find that so many others have had this issue and I'm not alone.
ETA: This is my first mechanical issue with my Rav and it has 103K. Hoping to keep him going at least a few more years!