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Hi all,

I just test drove a 2000 SC 300 that I'm contemplating purchasing. It appeared to be in great condition, except that I noticed, upon braking at lower speeds, that there was a grumbling sound that could be heard and felt underneath the seats. Any ideas on what this could be?

I'm having my mechanic check it out on Monday before making the purchase, just thought I'd post and get some of your opinions as well.

Thanks all,

Scott

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Hi all,

I just test drove a 2000 SC 300 that I'm contemplating purchasing. It appeared to be in great condition, except that I noticed, upon braking at lower speeds, that there was a grumbling sound that could be heard and felt underneath the seats. Any ideas on what this could be?

I'm having my mechanic check it out on Monday before making the purchase, just thought I'd post and get some of your opinions as well.

Thanks all,

Scott

Of course it could be brake pad/rotor noise, but it could also be lower control arm bushings. Have someone apply and release the brakes going o to 1 mph, repeatedly. Watch the front wheel. If it moves front to back, it should be LCA bushings.

Good luck

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Well, for me it was lower control arm bushings (front) and thanks to Gordon at Carsons Toyota I got a pair of Supra LCA's delivered for $476. I tried to DIY but I couldn't get the ball joint apart, so I had my local indy mechanic do the job. Huge difference. Feel like a car 10 years younger!

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