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Nightwolf178 05-11-2013 08:11 AM

Thud when stopping
After stopping I can hear and feel a thud coming from my back end. Happens 50% of the time. Any suggestions anyone?

Ronn 05-11-2013 08:17 AM

It's axle wrap, try torquing your u-bolts to 75 ft lbs. A lot of trucks have this problem. This is assuming you're stock suspension.

moondeath 05-11-2013 08:19 AM

Could be your slip yoke binding. Mine does it too. If thats it, the only thing you can do is take it apart and grease it because it doesn't have any grease fittings. A few guys have taken it apart and had grease fittings installed.

Nightwolf178 05-11-2013 08:28 AM

Yea..its stock. Thanks bud

deepcoma 05-11-2013 09:06 AM

Same going on in mine. I will try tightening my bolts as see what happens.

white08gt 05-11-2013 06:39 PM

2 piece driveshaft

Ronn 05-11-2013 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by white08gt (Post 6875410)
2 piece driveshaft

He has a 2012 I doubt the center bearing is worn that much already, but OP the dealer should take care of you under warranty.

jw1983 05-11-2013 10:18 PM

My previous 2011 Tacoma did it the 2nd day that I got it. It felt like someone had hit me from behind. I got out and checked and nothing. My now 2013 does it too but it takes a lot longer while stopped then my previous Tacoma. I found that it's normal.

Justus 05-11-2013 10:23 PM

Its axle wrap.....tighten the u bolts, and for better prevention look into an aal.....preferably a progressive aal like Icon.

OffroadToy 05-11-2013 10:25 PM

yep, it's axle wrap... try coming to a stop more gradual. For me a aal and the weight of a canopy cured it.

Nightwolf178 05-12-2013 05:42 AM

Thanks for the info guys. Ill be taking care of it monday.

bldegle2 05-12-2013 06:02 AM

Here ya go::::


Bar none, the under leaf application got rid of the axle wrap pronto, I also added the Helwig 550's to the upper rear of the leafs....the 550's raised the rear back to factory or a bit higher...

Hard to explain, truck rides firmer, but not bouncy, I would say it is as close to 'new' feeling as possible...and it tracks awesome....

I am running the standard yellow HD Bilsteins, just for reference...

Side benefits are the no thump when releasing brake pedal after stopping as mentioned...I also siliconed the CB with some small dabs through the access holes, let it dry overnight, now under full throttle no vibrations at all from stop to full bore....awesome fix...

Kawhampshire 05-15-2013 01:49 PM

Toyota has a TSB to replace the driveshaft for the 2WD models.

t_e 05-15-2013 03:45 PM

I had that thunk after stopping and about to go from a stop. It went away after i did a tranny flush. A coworker has complained about his 2010 doing it since day one and i told him it went away with a flush so he took it to dealer and they did a drain & fill and he hasn't had it happen since. Toyota techs denied that would fix it but the results show for themselves.

2011Streaker 05-15-2013 04:37 PM

You sure its not the gas in the tank sloshing around? When my tank is mostly full it sloshes forward and feels like a thud.

Nightwolf178 05-17-2013 08:16 AM

There is a corelation between the level of gas and the thud. When the tank is full, the thud is prominant....and when it is empty it does not do it. Toyota replaced the gas tank and it is still doing it.

2011Streaker 05-23-2013 11:12 PM

Think it's normal noise ...

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