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creak while braking?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thewarriordinghy, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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    Recently when I brake, I get this slight creaking noise and feeling and I feel it under the front end of the truck. Time for new rotors? or maybe something else?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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    A creak, huh? Never heard of a creak, maybe a squeal? I would recommend cleaning everything up and blowing everything out with compressed air. Then see If there is abnormal wear on the components.

    Do you feel a shudder when braking? Might have to turn the rotors if you feel a shudder.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM
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    describe a shudder? it seems like a creak like it wants to go forward more when I stop.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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    If it wants to keep going when you stop, you might want to check the wear on the pads. Might be time for new brake pads.
    The "shudder" feels like if you are driving down the road and you tap your breaks on and of...on then off.
    Sometimes, you can feel the shudder in the steering wheel also.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    the pads have less than a year on them.... Its been maybe 8 months since I put them on... so what all can it be and how do I tell?
     
  6. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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    You would have to get someone to check the rotors. Can't really tell by looking at them, unless there is something majorly wrong with them.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    im lookin for a diy.... im too broke for a mechanic
     
  8. Oct 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    Hopefully someone else chimes in bud.
     
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    I know theres a few mechanics... maybe they'll read it
     
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    Sounds like it may be axle wrap you're experiencing.
     
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    That's what I was thinking and the creak was the rear leaf spring shackles.

    But that's just what mine does on occasion.
     
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    Check your calipers. Sounds like you might have one of the pistons frozen.
     
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    what do I do to check all these? for example, like a checklist to rule things out or determine what it is? and I doubt it would be the leafs, as it only does it on the front end?
     
  14. Oct 15, 2014 at 8:01 AM
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    BUMP EMERGANCY BUMP. While coasting home it sounded like the wheels were goin to fall of the front. When I break everyone around could hear it creak. It also felt like the back brakes made the whole truck brake. Any advice is appreciated. I am putting it on the jacks as soon as my dad gets here.
     
  15. Oct 15, 2014 at 8:18 AM
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    How many miles on the truck?

    You stated you recently did the front pads, have you ever done the rear shoes? Also how does your parking brake feel?
     
  16. Oct 15, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    80,000 miles, the adjusted the rears and ebrake is good. (it works like always?) and I heard a pop in the neighborhood and now there are like these rusted metal spots on my plastidip on the drivers front rim.
     
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    I drive 500 miles a week and its my DD.....
     
  18. Oct 15, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    After the Pop how did the brakes feel? I would definitely get the wheels off the front and do a thorough inspection of the front calipers.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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    like the rear did the work
     
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    sounds like a caliper may have lost a piston.
     

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