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Old 08-06-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Slight clunk when starting and stopping

As the tile stated I'm getting a Slight clunk when starting and stopping.
The carrier bearing seems like it has a lot of movement in it. Just using my hands I can move it back and forth 1/8" min.

How much slop should this thing have?
Seems way to much.

Only 38,000 miles
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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I have a 2012 DCSB Baja. I used to get a small clunk when coming close to a dead stop. Took it to the dealer. They ended up replacing my drive/propeller shaft under a TSB. It eliminated the clunking. Unfortunately, I don't have the TSB info, nor did they give me the documentation on the service applied. Check with your dealer on a TSB for the driveshaft.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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the weak Toyota leaf springs are the culprit!! had the same thing happening on my 2012, look into 4x innovations traction bar, it stopped my clunk.
I have the towing package so it has the heaver leafs
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:53 PM   #5
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I have the towing package so it has the heaver leafs

tow package does nothing to the leafpack.

U either have the same weak 3 leaf pack or 4 leaf TSB/newer sport pack as everyone without a tow package.

an AAL will help with the axle wrap
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:53 PM   #6
Sold it, dont miss it yet.
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I have the towing package so it has the heaver leafs
Was this the sale guy who told you this???
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:02 PM   #8
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Im heading out to first check the ubolt torque
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:18 PM   #10
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Well the u-bolts were not even close to 73 lbs of torque.
Had to tightened each one at least 1 1/2 turns.
We'll see what difference it made with a test drive.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:24 PM   #11
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I also tow a 4,000 lb camper.
Would there be something better than the traction bar that's better for towing?
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:25 PM   #12
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Coming from the front or back?
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:26 PM   #13
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I have a 2012 DCSB Baja. I used to get a small clunk when coming close to a dead stop. Took it to the dealer. They ended up replacing my drive/propeller shaft under a TSB. It eliminated the clunking. Unfortunately, I don't have the TSB info, nor did they give me the documentation on the service applied. Check with your dealer on a TSB for the driveshaft.
From what I saw the TSB was for two wheel drive models.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:28 PM   #14
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Coming from the front or back?

Back - It almost feels as though the brakes are grabbing and releasing
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I also tow a 4,000 lb camper.
Would there be something better than the traction bar that's better for towing?
add a leaf

or a full heavy duty leaf pack from OME dakar, or all pro
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I had a similar problem... The splines that mate the front portion to the rear portion of the drive shaft were getting sloppy. I had let a friend use my truck for the weekend, come to find out he is rough with a standard transmission! It produced a distinctive *ping* sound when starting and stopping. I packed some grease on the splines and put it back together just to see if I had pin-pointed the problem. The sound went away! I ended up replacing the front portion of the driveshaft (it came with the carrier bearing). Problem solved... I must warn you, if you buy this from the Toyota dealership, you are going to get soaked (~$400+).
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I would assume your noise is the slip joint as NM LANCE said. I have been greasing the splines with motorcraft Teflon grease. The grease seems to wear out just before every oil change. Since I'm out of warranty, I think Im going to install a jerk fitting to make servicing much easier.
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