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Front End Popping?

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by XxTaysTacoxX, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    XxTaysTacoxX

    XxTaysTacoxX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Once in awhile if i'm backing out of my driveway and slowly turning the wheel my front end makes a popping noise? its pains me to hear it! any ideas as to whats causing it? I was thinking I might need new bushings.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    Need some basic info, lift? milage? mods like wheels tires spacers ect.
    Does it do it one way or both turns?
    stuff like that.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Sublime

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    Are you pressing on the brake? Is it like a metal clank? Mine does it too.....I've read its normal.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If its a loud sharp "pop" sound, it could be debris (rock/dirt) in your springs if you have been off road recently.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    08pretaco

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    Looks like 3" lift and KMC wheels.

    OP: Happen to live around cactus and the 101? I also see a black Tacoma driving around that area all the time.

    I hear a noise similar but when going forward. Im 99% sure its my wheel bearings, I will be replacing them soon. Not looking forward to it though.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    I dread that noise when you hit the braks, I have to have to hear it everyday
     
  7. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    JayARRGHH

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    could be ball joints?
     
  8. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    G scott04

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    sorry not helpful :(
    but the only clunking mine did
    up front was the steering rack until I replaced the bushings :D
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    my friends 04 first gen did that and it was his bushings. hops this helped
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    XxTaysTacoxX

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    Oh and it makes the same noise if I hit a speed bump straight on..
     
  11. Feb 19, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    Check your sway bar joints and connectors ( my guess), tie rods,
    and bushings on upper and lower arms. :cool:
     
  12. Feb 23, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    mine did the same thing now that im takin it apart i learened its the ball joints for me mabey same with yours
     
  13. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    So what was the solution?
     
  14. Feb 25, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    This has been happening to me... Dealer thought it was the gusset for my avid bar hitting the frame, but I don't think that's the whole story. Still don't know, been driving it that way for awhile now. :rolleyes: Maybe that's a bad idea...
     
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