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07 Tacoma Odd clunking/popping sounding coming from under truck

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Johnnycage, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Aug 24, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    I really need your guys help. I got my truck over a week ago and there is a clunking/popping sound coming from under the truck. It happens with or without my foot on the brake. I have searched and searched but found nothing leading me to the answer. I have looked for loose parts under the truck to no avail.

    I recording the sound, please have a listen, http://s7.photobucket.com/user/outkastland/media/VID_20130822_173123_zpscdf0f816.mp4.html

    Any ideas? Has this same sound happened with your Taco? If so, what was the cause? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Aug 24, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Is your truck 4x4?
     
  3. Aug 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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    Check the U-joints on the drive shaft for play or roughness, they could be bad or dry of grease.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Yes its 4x4
     
  5. Aug 25, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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    Took some photos of them and the area around them. It looks to me like its lost grease and oil.


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  6. Aug 25, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Your just seeing the excess grease that gets flug around the driveshaft after greasing... nothing to worry about. As far as the clunk/popping sound is it happening only when you first start out while backing up? If so you might be hearing the brake pads shifting... completly normal for these trucks and well documented here.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    check your leaf springs. i know several people here that get a clunking/popping noise and they broke a leaf on the spring pack
     
  8. Aug 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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    Nah, it happens more.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:37 AM
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  10. Aug 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    I'm not sure but check the U-bolts to see if they are good and tight, also the leaf springs for cracks or damage like Matt said. How many miles are on the truck?
     
  11. Aug 27, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    I had your same exact issues and it turned out to be the u joints on the drive shaft. Inside of the u joints there are these needle bearings. Mine were so worn they turned to dust. Do you have a shudder on your takeoffs? I got all of mine changed to upgraded greasable ones and it feels like a new truck. Cost about $100.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    63,000 miles. No shuddering felt.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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    Does this sound occur when you reverse and then pull forward? Or vice versa?

    Mine does that clunk sound during those times. I never heard it during normal driving though. :confused:
     
  14. Sep 2, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    It does and in the parking lot.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Low speeds. It's so weird!
     
  16. Oct 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    Mine does this too! just started today! I can feel it only at low idle speeds or when coming to a stop sometimes. anybody have a clue?
     
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    Have you torqued you U bolts, like previously asked?
     
  18. Oct 21, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    How long has it been since you greased your drive shaft zerks?
     
  19. Nov 25, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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    My truck has been doing this to have been trying to figure this out as well
     
  20. Nov 26, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    Just saw this now. I'll check with my next oil change soon and see what happens.
     
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