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cliking noise from front axle

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by jmexyz, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 at 2:17 AM
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    jmexyz

    jmexyz [OP] New Member

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    Maui, Hi.
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    i have a cliking noise from the front passenger side tire. don't no if it's the ball joint, wheel bearing or the manual locking hub. i have a 6 in. fab tech lift, 33x12 nitto trail grapplers with 33x12 welds.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    scotrinaf

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    Are you sure it isn't the CV axle? I think that's what it's called anyway...???
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    MowTaco

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    We need a better description of the noise... a CV axle will bind and pop if it is bad, but I wouldn't personally describe that as a "click"
     
  4. Jun 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    A ratcheting-clicking noise on turns=bad cv. The worse it is, the louder it gets.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    Does it click going straight or only when turning. I had a CV joint go bad on my 93 Toyota 4x4 and it clicked only when turning.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    this ^^^^^^
     
  7. Jun 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    IDtrucks

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    I think I had/have the same thing. I didn't notice it so much in turns, but it would get faster the faster you went. Then when you slowed down the noise slowed down frequence untill you were almost at a stop and you could count the ticks, then once you stop the ticks stop. On mine it came from I think the drivers side. It seemed to go away when I put my 5100s on. I don't really notice it any more.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    jmexyz

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    Maui, Hi.
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    7in.lift, warn hubs, k&n intake, red top optima batt.
    it only makes the noise going straight and the faster i go the faster it clicks. did'nt find anything loose under there. what are some things i can do to rule certain things out.
     
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