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Can you help me identify a squeaky wheel sound?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Razro95, May 17, 2019 at 9:09 PM.

  1. May 17, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    Razro95

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    A squeaky u joint doesn’t require emergency help...
     
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    Change your thread title
     
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  9. May 17, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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    They checked the U Joint and it's not that
     
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  10. May 17, 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    How did you check it? You physically pull it apart and inspect the needles inside the caps?
     
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  11. May 17, 2019 at 10:30 PM
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    b_r_o

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    The proper way to check a u-joint is to drop the driveshaft down and wiggle them around. If the shop didnt ask for any labor/inspection time then its likely they did not check them properly
     
  12. May 17, 2019 at 11:18 PM
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    6inch lift sitting on bilstein coilovers. Lexus is300 studs in front to keep stock wheels, general grabber red letters, nfab front bumper.
    When I got one of those free checks with no labor I had fun with them. Get a ticket that says check u joints. I would just write, “yup, it’s there”
     
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  13. May 17, 2019 at 11:20 PM
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    They already said that there is no play in the U joint. They don't have to charge me the Labor to inspect it.
     
  14. May 17, 2019 at 11:20 PM
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    6inch lift sitting on bilstein coilovers. Lexus is300 studs in front to keep stock wheels, general grabber red letters, nfab front bumper.
    Just because there is no play doesn’t mean it can’t squeak.
    No labor means the tech doesn’t give a fuck. He’s getting exactly 0 dollars to waste his time to check it.
     
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  15. May 18, 2019 at 2:17 AM
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    You're not just looking for play, you're looking for a "tight spot" in the needle bearing cups as you articulate the joint back/forth, up/down. You can't do that unless you remove one end of the driveshaft and let it hang down.

    What Nick is saying is that if they arent getting paid (the necessary time) to properly check it out then they probably just hurried through it and missed a bad u-joint... thats what it sounds like to me just listening to the video
     
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  16. May 18, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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    Troyken

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    While that might be a carrier bearing it sounds like a classic failing U-joint. The next step will be worsening vibration and then bang, it will break and the drive shaft end will drop to the ground and/or flail around under the truck. Is there rusty dust around either or both joints and did they grease them?
     
  17. May 20, 2019 at 7:26 PM
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    Update: It no longer makes this noise.
     

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