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clunk when stopping...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tammikm, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Jun 13, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    tammikm

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    when coming to a stop my truck clunks right before i stop, wheather I come to a slow gradual stop or a fast stop, its more prodominent on the fast stop though, and also does it again when i release the brakes and start to go again, it only does this when its warm outside, like 25 C, or more, anyone else experience this? truck is a 2006 DC 4x4 auto. 37000 kms. completely stock.

    thanks
     
  2. Jun 13, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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  4. Jun 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Propjet got the right thread, well the right thread has the wrong name.

    It is not "axle wrap" coming to a stop, it is probably binding on the rear driveshaft spline. Common complaint on DC 4x4's. Search around the boards, it is well-documented. Some boards feature one-piece driveshaft group buys to fix it. It is a permanently sealed spline, but some users cut through the boots and lube it.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    does it on my 05 pre runner access cab 2WD. I thought it was axle wrap, but I got the deaver 10 leaf pack and it's still there . The deavers did fix a different 'axle wrap' feeling my non TSB leafs had but I get the clunk after taking off from a hard stop. Im waiting for front ss lines,rotors n pads, we'll see what happens after that.. It does feel like a drive shaft clunk tho..also going to change my u joints, they don't have zerks on the 2WD ones so it couldnt hurt @>$20 each.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    Taco, you obviously have done your homework on this topic, if memory serves correctly from the other thread. I haven't had the time to go back to the dealer so they can pretend that it doesn't exist, which leads me to a question. If left untreated, does this binding of the driveshaft have any long term implications? Is it causing any damage, or is it just annoying and embarrassing?
     
  7. Jun 13, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    No expert, but it was ALL over here, TN and TTORA about the time I bought my truck (2007). I haven't read about anything bad actually happening, nor have I ever experienced it. The guys motivated enough to post tend to fix things.

    It goes on a long list of complaints with lifted trucks. Solid driveshafts eliminated the spline AND pillow block, seemed popular with the offroad crowd.

    Again, no expert just a fast reader. There are a bunch of rear end squawks, but that one is probably the most common on DC 4WD's. The pitiful springs on these things do wrap-up, but that's another scenario (also very well documented). This board is unique in that the two seem to get mixed-up. :confused:
     
  8. Jun 14, 2009 at 2:53 AM
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    why would I only frrl this clunk in my truck when the weather outside is HOT? in the cooler weather and cool mornings it does not do it.?? I can feel it in the front of the truck when coming to a stop and I feel it in the rear when i take off... wtf?? its got to be that spline on the shaft....

    thanks
     
  9. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    New one on me. :confused:

    No, wait. I get that same feeling when there is a loose water bottle in the back floorboard. :D
     
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    2WD doesn't have a spline on the shaft, at least on my DCLB.
     
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    that's waht im saying.. no spline in the 2WD.. so whats my clunk?
     
  13. Jun 14, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    My 09 does this from time to time. I figured out what it is from. I have the Reg Cab 4x4. When my gas tank is 3/4 full or less I hear the clunk. If I push on the truck from the back I heard that same cluck as the gas sloshes around and hits the back and front of the tank. The tank is shaped like a rectangle.

    This may be what you are hearing, but then again it may not. :D
     
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    yeah i dunno.. it feels like it's physically releasing pressure (or a bind).
    LIke I mentioned earlier I will be replacing the front brakes this week, so if it is a brake noise it will be taken care of.
     
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    Forgive me for resurrecting a 2 year old thread, but this is exactly what I am experiencing also. It only clunks in the warm weather. Not a single clunk all winter long.

    I assume this is because the axle greese is thicker in the cold. Is there any remedy to this yet?

    I have a 2006 ex cab trd sport
     
  17. Sep 4, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    I'm glad I'm not going insane!! Thanks for the long thread of posts on this subject. My ride is a 2010 DC TRD Sport Longbed. Just got it in April with 38K miles and it started the clunk in this summer and I thought I might have bought something that was not driven correctly and the tranny was about to be left behind on the road someday.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    I'm experiencing the same issue. I thought it was axle wrap... but maybe not. I think I might look into some more.

    My clunk isn't consistent though. I happens about 75% of the time...
     
  19. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    mine has done this since I drove it off the lot, I think its normal...
     
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