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front end clunk

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dylandercole, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    dylandercole

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    My truck has been making this sound about 3 or 4 times a week since I did my clutch job. It mainly happens when im in reverse and turning. when I almost come to a stop braking the front end clunks pretty hard. It does it sometimes right after starting from a dead stop as well. I was thinking maybe my driveshaft was loose or something if I didnt tighten down enough putting them back on but I cant tell. anyone experience the same thing?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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  3. Feb 9, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    bump for you, do you think it could be any suspension components
     
  4. Feb 9, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    I dont know. I dont think so because everything in my suspension has worked great offroad. no clunking then. its mainly right after I start the truck now that I think of it. usually the first when going after me stopping the first time when starting to drive. I thought it might be similar to axle wrap if theres slack on the driveshaft or something
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    kinda sounds like u joints almost,but u said it was comin from the front end
     
  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    yea it sure feels like its coming from the front end.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    I have the same thing you're describing: Front end clunk. I've visually inspected it several times, and can't figure out what's going on. When it warms up outside I'm going to check for play in the engine mounts, but I don't really think that's it either.

    Post when you find out something about yours.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    the concern I have is it started happening after I did my clutch job. so obviously its with something that I took off and put back on during that process. the problem is I damn near took the whole car apart doing that so it could be a number of things
     
  10. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Are the front drive shafts loose? Sway bar? I would check everything you took off, and re check bolt torque.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    I didnt check any torque specs when I put stuff back on. And I didnt take off the swaybar so thats not it. my guess was the loose drive shafts
     
  12. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    is it really bad that I didnt put the bolts in spec??
     
  13. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    If they are not tight enough, then yes.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    I didn't read the whole thread, but I recently had a clunk, it was the sway bar end links, and the inner TRE's.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    whats the TREs?
     
  16. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    Tierod's maybe?
     
  17. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    tie rod ends
     
  18. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    lift the front of the truck, with the tires off the ground grab the tire at 3 and 9 o clock, and try to move the tire back and forth, if it moves it's either inner or outer TRE's.
     
  19. Feb 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    good advice. ill try that
     
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