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CV Axle movement

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jolayiv, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    jolayiv

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    How much movement should the CV have at the front diff.? I have a bit more on my drivers side then on my pass. side. I have a knock/pop every now and then while I'm turning (either way). I have checked everything up front now I'm down to the CV's. Also I have tried removing the diff drop to see if that helps, no joy. HELP!

    You can see the specs of the truck under my profile. Thanks
     
  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    yep I got the same thing that I'm tracking down. Mine only makes the noise when its wet outside.....thats what she said..........But today I dropped my sway bar and greased the inside of the bushings. We'll see. otherwise still hunting for the pop. Question for you, did you put the UCA bolt back in the same way they came out or in from the back? just curious
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    I tracked down another post of a number of others having the same problem and even some 09's on the dealer lot had the problem too. I have loosened and tightened everything back down with the wheels on the ground and the front end up off the ground, neither fixed the problem. The UCA bolt went back in opposite of what the came out.

    If you lift your truck and spin the wheel do you have more noise on the side with more movement? I do.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    both my cv's move about a millimeter so i'd say there fine. I will say that this popping noise started after i put the uca's on and it only happens in the rain, I wonder if it is the teflon lining around the uniballs when wet ..............ahhhh I dono the mechanic is gona look at it as soon as it rains again, couldnt get down there today.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    I had the same issue, after I put my UCA's on. It was do to over greasing the zerks. Had to relieve the pressure, and the popping noise/feeling went slowly away. I had to do it about 3-4 times.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    really?? did you just press in the little ball on the zerks? or how did you relieve pressure?



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  7. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    You have to remove the grease zerks, and remove the UCA from the spindle, then cycle it by hand untill the bushings settle, and the grease is finished leaking out from the zerk hole.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Only thing I can think of that would make the poping sound would be if the bolt for the spindle wasnt seated all the way .
     
  9. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    awww shit thats not what i wanted to hear. but are we sure this is what it is??? you can hear the loud pop and feal it, when turning. I dont ever hear it on the highway.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    I have never heard ay "Pop" from my UCA's....
     
  11. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    is it possible to loosen the bold most all the way and turn the bushings to settle them by hand?
     
  12. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    its funny that evertaco mentioned too much grease because the bushings look like they have too much behind them trying to move them outwords.
     
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    Yep! I had the same thing man! It wouldnt hurt to try... It wasnt too bad to do.
    I took the zerks out cycled them a couple times, but what really got the grease out was, when I loosened up the long bolt holding them on the tower, then tapped on the bushings/washers to get some air in there. Then tightened it back up with zerks still off ofcourse... the grease came squirting out.
     
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    I actually need to do it again to a couple that still are buldging a little...:)
     
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    going to the garage now, thanks
     
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    Yep! Thank chris though.... he told me too do it first.:)
     
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    let us know how it goes and if it helps it.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Thanks and will do. good thing there is no Tacoma World Emmy show We know who would do alot of winning.
     
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    :laugh:......thats for sure!
     
  20. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    lots of grease out of the drivers side, going in for the passenger side.
     
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