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Brake click fix

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, May 18, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    So after a quick search on TW I found that the front brake click I was hearing the first time a depressed the brakes was the pads shifting in the calipers...after reading a bunch of threads it appears this is NORMAL. my question is, is there any fix besides buying fresh pads?
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    HuntnTruk

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    I dont think fresh pads will fix it either. My 2011 does it as well. It doesnt bother me but it is kind of embarrasing at like a gas station or something where people can hear, because it can be loud sometimes.
     
  3. May 18, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    Agreed^ that's why I'm looking for a fix... I thought I read somewhere about a tab fix with grease?
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    ANYONE?
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    I usually use the rear brake tsb grease for the camry.

    Works pretty good. Use it on the pins, pad backs and edges.
    Very thick. not perfect but it helps quite a bit.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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  7. Oct 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Joben7726

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    I has it too. Annoying.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    The problem started for me around 55k and @ 60k I took it to my mechanic for its first brake job. He showed me where the pads are hitting inside the calipers. He installed a new set of OEM brake pads and the problem is still there. He took them back off and tried without the shims and lots of brake grease. Still make same noise. I wish someone could come up with a solution for this issue. Its firkin annoying & just another quality defect this Tacoma has. If that Honda Ridgeline wasn’t so ugly I would trade this Tacoma in for one tomorrow.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Mine does not have this issue...weird.

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  10. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    im due for brakes, so when i change mine i will investigate.....
     
  11. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Guy at the dealership told me to replace the pins. He said they corrode and end up just a little smaller than the holes which causes the calipers to shift. I haven't tried replacing mine yet so i dont know if this works.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    I had this issue the first couple years but since then it's gone away (truck now has 17,800 miles.)
     
  13. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    I didn't until this past year, right around when I crossed 50k miles. I just live with it... it seems worse in the morning when I first start driving.
     
  14. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    My truck has had the clicking noise since it was new; she now has 42,xxx.
    I've pulled up next to people in traffic and they tried to tell me my wheel bearings were shot....haha
     
  15. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Hmm...I'll have to listen for this. My 2007 never had it, that I can remember, but I sold it when it had 47k on it.

    Great...another thing to obsess about. :p

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  16. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Mine started doing this at about 20-25k
     
  17. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Mine has been doing it since 30000 miles I now have 58K. Took it to the dealership but of course it didn't make the sound for them...
     
  18. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    lets pool our brain power together and come up with a fix for this.....it makes my truck sound like it's falling apart
     
  19. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Did you not see my post?

    I got that info by PMing the OP in that thread.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    I have read your post. Did applying gel grease solve your problem permanently? Because I did install new pads and applied lots of brake grease to the back of the pads. IT DID NOT fix the problem.:confused:
     
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