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Check LCA bolts! Clunk fixed!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trd09, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    trd09

    trd09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2009 Taco, 29,000 miles. Noticed a clunk from the drivers side when reversing and turning and also doing certain maneuvers which would load/unload the front end.

    Best way to describe the "clunk" was a pop, almost as if the 4wd was binded and you would disengage it. Felt the same way too.

    Did a search on TW. Found a thread where the OP had the same problem and his lower control arm bolts were lose and thus caused the clunk.

    I thought a cv issue at first, but low and behold, I grabbed the breaker bar and went at it. Yes, they were loose, and after tightening them up (tq to 100ft/lbs), clunk is gone and the front end feels tighter. WIN!

    See attached img.

    Check yours out!

    lca.jpg
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    Nice find! I'm gonna try this. I have that annoying clunk too
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Very cool! Do you recall what size socket?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Good job! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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  6. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    cool thanks...i'll check mine in the morning :)
     
  7. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Ive got the clunk too, but can we do this without messing with the alignment cams, or do we tighten from the inside?
     
  8. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    trd09

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    I thought the same but when I tightened it I watched for cam movement and they didn't.....
     
  9. Jan 4, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    If they were clunking maybe they are already off? You might want to have your alignment re-checked just to be safe?
     
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