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could this be the source of my strange sound?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NWtacoma, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    been hearing a clicking coming from the front left wheel well. checked my brakes today and on the top of the caliper there is a little pin that i was able to push in. i checked the other side and i couldnt move it at all. hmmm...
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    and no, nothing is in my tires lol
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    Was it a bent up, long and skinny spring? If so, that is to hold the brake pads in place. If the spring came out of the hole on one side, it's possible that the noise was the brake pad moving within the caliper.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    duno, i didnt pull it out. i just pushed it back in. it wasnt out very far.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    Yeah, my pads "click" a little too. I'm going to guess that's what your hearing. I don't think it's a big prob. though. Some people have tried that "brake squeal stop" stuff on the back of the pads. I just live with it.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    That was probably it. Should be fine now.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    well i just took a trip and was still hearing it. it wasnt quite as loud but when i got out i was able to push that pin back in a little tiny bit.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    oh, btw you can really only hear the clicking sound over 30mph
     
  9. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Have you checked to see if anything is stuck in the dust/mud gaurd? the steel plate behind the brake disk?
     
  10. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    i duno what that looks like, ill have to go check.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    it sounds like metal hitting metal though
     
  12. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    Check it out. You might have something stuck back there.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    the fact that pin is able to be pushed back in is kinda worrysome though no?
     
  14. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Not really. Its gonna have some play in it. The spring is holding it from falling out.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    hmm but the other ones dont move at all. :eek:
     
  16. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Hmmm......can you post a pic?
     
  17. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    i hear there is a clicking noise you will hear if your brake pads are toast. is this true????
     
  18. Sep 11, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  19. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    No. You should hear a screaching sound....
     
  20. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    Nope, that pin is normal. Its called the Anti-rattle Hole Pin.

    Check out this diagram.

    I have 50k miles on my truck and the brakes are getting worn out. I was looking at the front brakes the other day and I was able to push in this pin too. As the brake pads wear down sometimes more of the pin becomes exposed but you can push it back in. There is a clip on the other side holding the pin from falling out.
     
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