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clicking sound

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dabus47, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    dabus47

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    There is a clicking sound coming from front drivers side wheel. I recently just put on new spacers and new tires and wheels. I took the tire off and checked to see if the spacer was on tight and it was. Any suggestions or has anyone had this happen as well?
     
  2. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    DO your wheels have a center cap? i have had a loose one make that noise? Could be dust cap coming off also? some simple items to check.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    axel, when they start to go out they start to click.
    is your boot ripped?
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    No the boot is in real god shape. Is there something else to look for? the sound is coming from right where it attaches to the wheel.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Its the wheel bearing. That EXACT same thing happened to me
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    do you know how old they are? even though the boot is still intact it can still go out.
    could be wheel bearings as well, but im not sure on that one. i only have experience with my axels going out and getting the clicking noise.

    is it constant and never stops when moving? or only certain times?

    dam hiatt beat me
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    Yea i dont have any center caps and it wasnt the dust caps either but thanks for the help!
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Its pretty constant it just started when i was on my way home from work today. Its annoying as hell to listen too, and i dont know the age im guessing its the stock so 10 years old now.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    if its pretty consistant id think wheel bearings like hiatt said.

    hopefully someone can tell you how to test it.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    bam, this is what i thought but wasnt sure.

    One good way to tell if a wheel bearing is bad is by taking hold of the wheel at 6 and 12 o'clock and attempting to shake it while the wheel is lifted off the ground.


    Read more: http://mibearings.com/page_2#ixzz1yHpSR3Uq
     
  11. Jun 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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  12. Jun 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    I'm changing the wheel bearings on my son's 2001 rodeo, wnet to you tube and there are some good one's on the 1st gen tacoma.... not much for the rodeo. Good luck on the repair.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    clicking sound ended up being that my axel was blown out, thanks for the helps guys.
     
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    Was the clicking at low speed? Mine is a 4wd 09 and from 10-20 I hear click from driver front not matter if I'm driving forward, turning, going in reverse, braking. Any ideas
     
  15. Mar 5, 2015 at 12:59 AM
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    How did you end up figuring it out??
     
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