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#1 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 10:13 PM
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We have a used 2009 RAV4, with 29,312 miles on it, 4 wheel drive, 4 cyl engine.

I am getting a lot of moans, groans, slight poping sounds from the rear suspension.

Has anybody else experienced any such noises, or is it just the nature of the RAV4?

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Check the rear shocks for leakage. Both of mine were leaking and replaced under warranty.
Although there were no noises associated with them going bad, it's worth a look.

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Check the rear shocks for leakage. Both of mine were leaking and replaced under warranty.
Although there were no noises associated with them going bad, it's worth a look.

Looks like the left rear shock is leaking. I'll see if dealer will replace it, or maybe both of them.

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Dealer replaced rear shock & has ordered new rear sway bar bushings.

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Amazed that they replaced only one shock but them's the rules! Keep an eye on the other one. The new bushings should quell the noise.

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