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Driveline clunk, A/C resitor, are they a big deal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drewskie, May 9, 2018.

  1. May 9, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    drewskie

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    Friend may have found his unicorn truck but in the ad, seller states that the truck A/C only works on high, and that it has the "tacoma driveline clunk". I know from threads here that the A/C is a fairly easy fix by replacing the resistor, but what's needed to fix this clunk? I would like to know before we bother to take a look at the truck.
     
  2. May 9, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    It's probably the ujoint, which may be covered under warranty. Don't know without the actual symptoms, year, vin ... he could contact a local toyota dealer to be sure. I had my u joints replaced due to this. I have never heard of "tacoma driveline clunk" lol, just the "taco tick"
    I would test drive to be sure. Failing that, have owner make a video that replicates said clunk...
     
  3. May 9, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    The resistor is easy. You can get a kit with a new connector and a revised resistor that looks nothing what i took it out of my 06. One pin on the connector is probably charred.
    30 minute fix with wire strippers and crimper.
     
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  4. May 9, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    Is it a 4 or 6 cylinder? Manual or auto?
     
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  5. May 9, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    Clunk is too ambiguous. But at least the seller was up front that there was an issue.

    To know how to approach the issue, you need to know the source of the clunk. Axle wrap, Ujoint, center bearing, etc. so you can figure what you are dealing with.

    None of those are too hard, but depending on the truck it could be a combo deal, or something else entirely.

    If it's a well equipped truck at the right price, it may be worth paying for a pro independent (not dealer, unless you personally know a tech) inspection.
     
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  6. May 9, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    Sorry, I should have been more detailed. If you look at my history, my buddy has been looking for about 2 years for a very specific model of Tacoma, a Preunner Sport 6 speed. We found one in Vegas, we live in Socal. Seller does seem really up front about the issues. I found a thread here about a common driveline clunk, but can't find it now.

    https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/2007-toyota-tacoma-access-cab/6583786955.html

    Also, since my buddy would never tow anything, how easy is it to remove the tow air bags and that junk in the front?
     
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  7. May 10, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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  8. May 11, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    Ouch, nobody cares about me and my manufactured problems.
     
  9. May 11, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    Go buy this stuff: http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/ptfe...-ford-motorcraft-xg-8-ml1167-31508-42027.html to grease up the splines on the rear drive shaft. Will get rid of the clunk you are feeling when coming to a stop or taking off from a stop.

    You will also need both of these oetiker clamps from northerdrivetrain.com to reclamp the rubber boot on the rear driveshaft.
    Part #
    SPI-231438-4 - boot clamp
    SPI-231438-6 -boot clamp

    And a oetiker clamp tool - I got this one from Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Oetiker-2800...1526074179&sr=8-1&keywords=oetiker+clamp+tool
     
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