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front end noise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by viperfella, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    viperfella

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    so today after many hours of off roading as i was driving home i noticed a creak and along with the creak a sqealing sound. Now im assuming its my ball joints but i decided to stop by here and ask yall's point of view before i take it in to have it looked at.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Could be just some dirt in the springs. Start with taking a preasure washer to the front and rear springs.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    thats what my friend told me to do. while i didnt power wash them i sprayed them down good with the garden hose and it still creaks and squalls
     
  4. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Garden hose isnt gonna do it. Take it to a car wash, and get them really good.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    ok ill give that a shot. would by chance i have any grease fittings
     
  6. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    You have some on the drive shafts, but not the suspension.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    ah thats what i was figuring. ok ill give the power wash a shot
     
  8. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    i had a bad squeak in my front end come to find out that the bushings that held the sway bar where squeaking.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    word... dirt in any of the moving parts is going to create all kind of noises...

    as much as i offroad, i gave up trying to get rid of my squeaks and squeals...

    my truck sounds like its going to fall apart with all the noise... hahaha...

    but yah, dirt in the bushings, in between the leafs, front coilovers, motor mounts, and belts will sing together in unison...

    oh, and i recently found a loose heat shield above the catalytic was chirping like a big bird...
     
  10. Jun 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    All your noises are prolly from bouncing off your nose and stuff. :eek::D
     
  11. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    ya know, im sure that's a huge part of it...

    hahahah
     
  12. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    small price to pay for all that high flyin!
     
  13. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    This would be my guess as well.

    Squeak and creak = bushings
    Clunk and thump = ball joints
     
  14. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    I had a rock wedged between my brake caliper and rotor. It was squeling like crazy. I tried power washing it out but it didnt help. So I took the weel off and got in there and pulled out like 5 rocks haha.
     
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