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Clunk sound

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sherlock18, May 28, 2020.

  1. May 28, 2020 at 9:09 PM
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    I have an 08 trd off road 4wd access cab that I love. But for atleast the past 20k it has made a clunk noise when ever I back out of my drive or come to a fast stop. The clunk only seems to happen once per change in direction. I've had it to several shops who all keep telling me that they don't know what it is, but its safe... any help? Edit: the sound seems to be coming from the front of the truck.
     
  2. May 28, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    Can you get someone to drive it back and forth while you stand nearby? Even with the hood up? Safely?
     
  3. May 28, 2020 at 9:19 PM
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    I've tried driving it back and forth while a friend listened. He said it sounds like its coming from. The control arms.. although the shops have all said they are ok..
     
  4. May 28, 2020 at 9:19 PM
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    the truck did have the frame replaced about two years ago for what it's worth.
     
  5. May 28, 2020 at 9:26 PM
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    Is it coming from the brakes? I know the pads can do something that sounds like what you’re describing.
     
  6. May 28, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    I dont think so, I've heard brakes click before, this is much louder.
     
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  7. May 28, 2020 at 10:23 PM
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    @Texoma any ideas on this?
     
  8. May 29, 2020 at 2:50 AM
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    Mine does this if I am backing from the driveway and have the steering wheel at full lock. Never knew what it us but it’s never gotten worse or caused an issue. I just don’t go to turn to lock now.
     
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  9. May 29, 2020 at 3:35 AM
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    Torque the front LCA alignment cam bolts/nuts to 130ft#'s. This is common for those to be under torqed and they'll make noise.
     
  10. May 29, 2020 at 3:42 AM
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    Check your brake calipers, make sure they aren’t loose or missing a bolt, check skid plates if you have them, I have had clunks from both of these things
     
  11. May 29, 2020 at 4:11 AM
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    Look to see how much play there is with the carrier bearing and transmission mounts. These are causes of cluck sounds. It is true that the drum brakes do clunk when changing direction. This is normal.
     
  12. May 29, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    Nothing is missing on my brakes, and I'm sure its not them. I'll check the LCA bolts when I get a chance.
     
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  13. May 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    Pretty sure thats the issue. That is unless of course you have SPC/LR UCAs, they have had issues.
     
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    Might be a dumb question but tightening those bolts shouldn't mess with my alignment right?
     
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    So I torqued the rear bolts to 100ft lbs and no clunk. This website is awesome. Also I wonder why Toyota had them so loose to begin with?
     
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    @Texoma is the go to for stuff like this. He has been a great help and resource to many. +1 for Chris!!:fistbump:
     
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  17. May 29, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    130 is optimum
     
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    Ok, I found a spec sheet that said 100, I was afraid of breaking a bolt
     
  19. May 30, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Trust me, it won't break.
     
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    Don’t doubt the yota master :smack:
     
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