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Front End clunking/vibration

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sje1124, May 28, 2012.

  1. May 28, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    So a day before I got my Relentless skids I started to get a weird noise up front when taking off from a stop sign. Since I've put the skids on its only gotten worse. I've checked the steering, sway bar, and the cv axles. My drivers side cv axle is a little bit more loose than my passenger side one. I've read a bunch of threads and can't figure it out. Any ideas??
     
  2. May 28, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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    I have a clunk too. My driver side upper control arm rear facing bushing is bad. When I come to a hard stop or turn to the right hard, I hear a clunk. Took me a while to figure out. I tightend and re tightend all the bolts n nuts all over the front end. Then one day I thought to put the front end on jack stands and see if I could get any movement by shaking the wheels. Thats when I found the bushing was bad. The loop housing the bushing was contacting the bolt making the clunk noise. I also noticed that the bushing was seperating from the loop as well. Before that I had another clunk, and it turned out to be the strut rod nut wasn't tight enough. I did an OME lift on another guys truck, and he had a clunk after we lifted it. Turned out to be the sway bar contacting the bottom of the strut when the truck had a slight flex. He put a sway bar relocate from toy tec on and that fixed it. I suggest putting your truck on stands and shaking the front suspension to see where your clunk is coming from. Hope this helps.
     
  3. May 28, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    I think you should just give up and let me take that heap of scrap off your hands :spy:
     
  4. May 28, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    Thanks. Yeah on Wednesday when I get home I'm going to put it on a lift and check everything out. Hopefully it's something as simple as that.
     
  5. May 28, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Haha well hey if you want me to I can wash your truck :)
     
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    Sure-:cool:
     
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    As for the driver side cv, all of our trucks are like that. I replaced the needle bearing with a bushing and it took some of the up and down movement out, but the in and out is still the same.
     
  8. May 28, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    We'll that's good to know.
     
  9. May 28, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    Yeah I was getting a popping then clunking noise. We thought it was a bad LCA bushing then maybe the wheel bearing was going. You can see where the bolts were getting worn from the wheel studs.
     
  12. May 28, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Yeah that's crazy. I hope mines an easy fix. I'm not to mechanically inclined.
     
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    So I've checked everything but the hub bearing assembly. But the noise is gone for now after I rotated my tires.....
     
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