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Clanging noise in rear end of 02 prerunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 02prerunner, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    02prerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    First Name:
    Ludowici, Ga
    02 SR5 Prerunner V6
    Flowmaster mufflers--Single in-dual out,31% tint, westin bull bar
    I got my '02 Tacoma on september 7th of this year. it had 172k miles on it. i had a 99 nissan but things started to go wrong and im startin college sometime in january so my mama and uncle found my truck at a dealer in the next town over...me and my mom just moved here to nc so i dont really know much about it here...we're from a small town in georgia, thats where we got the truck from. its a great truck, i love it. loaded, all the goodies. even mechanics that i had service it about a week ago said they think i bought a really good truck. anyway...i'd noticed this noise the day i test drove it. i didnt really pay it much attention. well when we first moved here and got settled my uncle was drivin it an put it in reverse and back out then dropped it in drive. he goes uh oh i hear a u joint. well we got the u joint and our neighbor put it in. i aint no mechanic but my daddy taught me a few thangs about vehicles. so i figured oh he put it in that takes care of the problem. nope..it still does it. he said somethin bout it could be some rubber sleeve or somethin. the old u joint was pretty warped. its a 2wd model. it just sounds like when metal hits metal. its a clangin noise. i'm not gonna worry with it unless i figure out if its somethin that needs serious attention or not. because i dont have the kinda $$ to just up an fix shit. ha. any ideas or advice would help. a lot. thanks!
  2. Oct 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    Digiratus Adventurer

    Mar 26, 2010
    First Name:
    Roaming the PNW
    The RedHead
    2002 XtraCab TRD 4x4 v6 Auto Trans With Lots of Mods King Extended Travel COs Camburg Uniball UCAs Whiteline Lower Control Arm Bushings Alcan Custom 8-Leaf Rear Spring Packs Fox 2.0 Resi Rear Shocks FrankenFab Rear Shock Relocate All-Pro U-bolt Flip w/Timbren bumps Toytec 1" Extended Shackle 4.88 Nitro Gears ARB Front Locker ARB Twin Compressor Gunmetal 16x8 SCS Ray10s 285/75r16 Cooper STT Pros Limited Edition Relentless Front Bumper Smittybilt X2O 10K Winch 3" LED Pods w/Amber covers in the Bumper 22" Single Row LED Bar on the Bumper Mini D2S Projectors XB35 Ballasts + 4500K Bulbs Badland Sliders FrankenFab Tire Carrier Swingout bumper w/kitchen BudBuilt Front & Bellypan Skids BAMF Rear Diff Skid Whynter 65 qt. Fridge/Freezer CVT Mt Bachelor RTT Badland Custom Bed Rack GM 140 amp alternator Dual Northstar 24F AGM batteries BlueSea 7622 ML-ACR Battery controller Peak DBI Dual Battery Voltage Monitor Magnaflow 18" Muffler 13WL Brake Calipers Braided Steel Brake Lines AFE Pro Dry S air filter ScanGauge II OBDII Scanner Kenwood TM-71A Dual Band Ham Radio Larson 70CM/2M Antenna Uniden 520xl CB radio 3' Firestik Adjustable tip antenna Pioneer DEH-P9400BH HU Alpine Amps & Type R components (F) and coaxials (R) Wet Okole Seat Covers Weathertech Digital Liners Deck Plate Mod 1" Diff Drop Carrier Bearing Drop
    Hey, welcome to TW.

    I would suggest you start by crawling under your truck and greasing all the fittings on your drive line. This may help out with the specific issue you have raised and it may actually help address the problem. :eek: For sure what it will do is get you more familiar with your vehicle.

    Here is a link that will help you get started:

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