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"clunk/pop" when turning!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dustinclm, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    dustinclm

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    i have noticed lately that when backing out of a parking spot and turning the wheel clockwise there is a loud popping noise that frequently happens. sounds like it is coming from the drivers side suspension. occasionally i notice it when the front left tire goes over the curb when pulling into the driveway. what could be causing this? it has happened in the past nad i havent worried about it but now it is more frequent. i have a '01 prerunner with a 3' lift and 32" tires, any ideas?
     
  2. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    Im surprised to see there are no responses to this. I have the same problem with my 2010 DC 4x4. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    Mud flaps or Pinch weld mod or bad ball joint.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    my mub flaps have been off for year, my only guess is that it could be something like the ball joint or the control arms but im not sure....it hasnt really madethe noise since i posted this, it comes and goes, so i have no ideawhat it could be
     
  5. Dec 6, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    with out a doubt its your ball joints, that happened to me with my old s10. It was a mix of my bad steering box and the ball joints. Get that isht fixed. My wheel ended up falling off on me.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    is it a at home fix or should i get someone to replace the ball joints?
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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  8. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    could be ball joints, but mytruck was making the same noise and it actually turned out to be busted sway bar ends (the ones that ci=onnect the sway bar to the spindle
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    im not able to checnk now so ill just ask, does the 2001 prerunners 2wd have a zerk to ass grease? or is it just a totale replacement that needs it?

    do the upper and lower needs to be replaced or is it just one of the two?
     
  10. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    "ass grease" :rofl:

    No, it's just a replacement. It's really up to you as far as replacing them goes.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    i would say that if its not your sway bar or your ball joints, it could possibly be your cv starting to wear out.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    ^^ This applies to 4wd only. In this case, he's got a prerunner. Good idea though.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    *cough........cough........pre-runner.....cough cough*
     
  14. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    well since it comes and goes and i dont tear it up on the farm anymore i guess ill try and ride it out since i will most likely getting a new truck within a year. if not then ill look into replacing this. thanks guys
     
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