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Front End Popping.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by asolo, May 20, 2012.

  1. Jul 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Ive searched through countless threads also about my front end clunking and ive found out that it was my uca's making the noise. I had someone stand in my driver door way and bounce up and down and that how i found and heard the problem but idk what to do to the uca to make it stop clunking
     
  2. Jul 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    I know what thread your referring to. I read that thread when I Installed them. I was planning on going to the shop again and have them adjust to another settingas well as torque everything down more. Should have It done Monday or Tuesday. Will post results.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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  4. Sep 12, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Hit your lower control arm cam nuts with a torque wrench set at 100ftlbs, then check the rest of your suspension for proper torque.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    I had this problem and it turned out to be the torsion bar bushing. I re-tightened the bolt (the one that has a stud on it with an internal hex head on the end) and the popping went away.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    Wasn't aware that Tacomas had torsion bars. Do you mean sway bar link?
     
  7. Sep 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    Yes. Definitely no torsion bars. Sway bars only. It could be the sway bar if not removed. Or the UCA bushings. My popping went away after about a week of install of the new UCAs. I think the bushings just needed to be broken in.
     
  8. Sep 18, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Yeah I was referring to the anti-sway bar bushing. I called it a torsion bar because that is what I thought it was called. Technically it is a bar that "twists", so I just called it a torsion bar! LOL I'm learning. Do torsion bars have different functions that anti-sway bars?
     
  9. Sep 20, 2012 at 1:55 AM
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    Torsion bars are like springs. Older toyota pick ups and chevy trucks use them instead of coil springs in the front end.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    Late 90's model f-150s had them too. You could lift the front by cranking up the torsion bars.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    I have a clunk when turning right, driver side only. It is never the same noise and does not always happen.

    Have a 2011 with 5100s and toytec springs; complete lift is 2.5 inches.

    Any ideas?
     
  12. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    Check torque on all front end suspension nuts n bolts. Most common for clunking is going to be the lower control arm cam nuts and bolts. Usually the tech that does the alignment tightens them good, but not enough. They should be at 100ftlbs a piece. Then check the rest of the fasteners for proper torque, and that should solve your problems.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    sub'd. I gots the clunk on me!
     
  14. Sep 25, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    Found my problem. The two bolts connecting the lower ball joint to the spindle were loose.
    The truck is tight and clunk free.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    I am gonna reinspect my bolts and see if this remedies the clunkitis
     
  16. Sep 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    i had the same noise on my gen 1 w/ ome lift ended up being a bad lower ball joint. weird thing was if you jacked it up and checked with a pry bar it felt tight but when i took it apart the ball was scarred up
     
  17. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    I have a clunking sound coming from the front end going over speed bumps between 5-10mph, while turning over uneven surface, and going over speed tables at 25mph. I've got Eibach's/5100's @ 0.85". I'm going to go back and make sure all the bolts are tight this weekend and see if I can solve the clunking issue.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    Check your shocks lower eyelet bushings. Mine were destroyed and were casuing the clunk
     
  19. Feb 26, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    I was looking at those earlier today and they appeared fine. They have only been on the truck for 15K so far. I never had the clunk before I changed the suspension. I guess I will just have to wait until this weekend to find out.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    Thanks! I was having all kinds of popping after an alignment. I guess they didnt torque the LCA bolts down, cause that fixed it for me.

    Thanks!
     
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