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Clunk from front end when breaking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by raskal311, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    raskal311

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    So I’ve been noticing this for awhile but it has seemed to have gotten worst. There is a loud clunk sound from the front end when I hit the breaks for the first time taking off from a stop or after reversing then. It seems to only happen right at the beginning of the drive. Definitely sounds metal on metal, any ideas on what it could be?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    wiscdave

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    CV joint? Sway Bar, spare tire lose? Get under there and see what you can move?
     
  3. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Brake pads.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    raskal311

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    Thank so? time for a break job already? I only have 44k and I'm very good at not breaking when I don't have too. Or do you mean the pads are loose?
     
  5. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The pads have alittle play in them. If its happening when you are backing up, then apply the brakes, and thats when it makes the noise, Then, first brake application going forward, its normal. My 2000 did it, as does my '07.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    Yes that’s it, should I have it looked at or adjusted? Its getting worst and its embarrassing when a ford guy hears it :S
     
  7. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Cant hurt to have it checked.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    If it only happens once and happens at the beginning of your drive then that's the antilock brakes running their test. Happens on just about every vehicle with antilock brakes. Some vehicles you'll actually hear the cluck though and others you won't.
     
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