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driverside wheel problem/suspension maybe??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOMAN22, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Jun 5, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    dropped my truck today after this horrible sound was coming from my driver side front wheel area.....toyota thinks its suspension just from looking at it, but im more convinced it the caliper or something of that nature. it sounds like when the wheel hits a certain spot under 20 mph it clings like a metal tube hitting the ground. has this ever happened to anyone? there was no offroading involved it just was like that when i woke up this morning, and toyota wanted 98$$ to just look at it. All in all it was not a good day
     
  2. Jun 5, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    first off, i'd tell them to lick my balls b/c its under warranty.....but anyways, there is a brake noise tsb out there....not sure if it covers urs though
     
  3. Jun 5, 2008 at 4:55 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    damn right about that. they cant charge you shit since its under warranty!!!!

    sounds like a sticking caliper may be the culprit. do you notice any difference when you start braking??
     
  4. Jun 5, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Call the 800# in your owners manual. Tell them what the deal is and your dealer is giveing you a hard time. Just for kiks, did you go under your truck and se anything?
     
  5. Jun 5, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    ya i've never heard of such a charge and gave the guy a hard time about it. i looked at the steering components and wheel and tires etc... i don't know THAT much about cars but im learning and from what i saw nothing seemed to be wrong. I'm really worried because they started to blame offroading as the culprit because i had some mud on my truck from going through a mud puddle ont the way to my buddy's house. ill try the 800# and give em' a piece of my mind. and now i have no transportation and im really missing my truck badly :(
     
  6. Jun 5, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    oh and yes when i brake it goes away..if that's important then when i start to go it starts up again it was really loud and embarrassing haha i got many looks, but not in the good way
     
  7. Jun 5, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    getting there....
    sounds like to me then, your rotor or rotors may be glazed over, and that will definitely cause a metallic type sound. hope you get it fixed soon and get the truck back asap. let us know what it is.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2008 at 1:35 AM
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    TACOMAN22

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    they found the culprit...a rock between the rotor and teh caliper he said. that's at least what the first guy said so i asked his manager he told me a totally different story that it was "in the backplate" which i found to be rediculous. charged me 30 bucks for a brake inspection. im not happy
     
  9. Jun 7, 2008 at 5:16 AM
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    That sucks they charged you...but atleast they found it.

    If you ever hear that kinda noise again - put your truck in reverse and hit the brakes a few times. That should help dislodge any debris/rocks in there.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    probobly the greatest part of it all is when i asked how big the rock was he showed me with his hands, first a watermelon size, then tennis-ball size, then pebble sized....haha:crazy:
     
  11. Jun 7, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    Dealer pricks. I am about to go to war regarding the suspension TSB.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    hope you get it done with too big a hassle man!! just take a copy of the tsb with you and tell them you are tired of bottoming out. let us know what happens!!
     
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