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Does this sound like my U-joints are going???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MapleMoose, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    So i have noticed this sound coming out of my rear end lately and its gotten louder since i put new 33's on. Its an "errrch" sound every time i take off from first gear. Its worse when im on a hill when the truck really has to work to get going.
    I have asked around and it seems like it could be my U-joints or the clutch. Can anyone tell me if this sounds like the problem, if so it looks like a cheap fix.

    If your standing outside of the truck its sounds like its coming from the front.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Can you post up some audio ?
     
  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    Maybe when i get a chance. I just talked to a freind who stood outside and listened and he says its my clutch starting to go. Anyone ever heard a noise when their clutch started to go??
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    You mean sitting there idling in nuetral you push clutch in, all is quiet, let clutch out & its noisy ??
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    If its noisy when you let the pedal out sounds like your throw out bearing
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Yes, I can let the clutch out on flat ground and prevent the sound but if i roll backwards or start on a hill it squeels.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    How do your rear springs look? I may be wrong but it makes me think of axle wrap.
     
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    ^^^^^ or excess slop in the carrier bearing.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    My freind is a mechanic at the shop i work, which is where i do most of my work on it. He says its coming from the front.
    My carrier bearing is abit sloppy and my leaf springs are sitting pretty level. Ive never heard of a clutch making that sound... any thoughts to those who have had their clutch go???
     
  10. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    When mine started going bad when I stopped at a light or stop sign etc.. When the tires stopped the truck would kinda thud not loud and shake back and forth, same thing when I started to go also like a transmission jump but not as bad
     
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