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Grinding Noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pugga, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Jul 13, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga [OP] Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I did a search and only came up with one thread that seemed to somewhat match and there were no responses... I've got a grinding noise I can't pin down coming from the front end. The noise sounds like metal on metal and only happens when I turn left and have to be fairly cranked over, not quite full lock but a simple bend in the road won't make the noise. I jacked up the front, no play in the wheel bearings at all, I can't move the wheels at all without shaking the whole truck. I rotated the tires last weekend and inspected the brakes and both the pads and rotors have lots of life left. The noise has been happening for a couple weeks now and I'm at a loss to figure out what's causing it. I parked at full lock and did a visual inspection, nothing is rubbing or shows signs of something rubbing on either side. Given what I've already done, what else would you be checking? I need to find the noise, it's frustrating the hell out of me!:annoyed:
     
  2. Jul 13, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    UCA or LCA gettin dry in the ball joint? IDK ether man...GL.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    That shouldn't make noise on a flat surface and only when turning left though, seems that would be a more constant noise. I'll check it out though, it's a start!

    Maybe just truck's just anti-Nascar :cool:
     
  4. Jul 13, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    Never kno...could be just one lil dry spot in there :notsure:

    nuther bump fer ur thread tho :p
     
  5. Jul 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    I think I may have found the issue... I got poking around when I pulled into work and I think it could be a heat shield rubbing. I'll tear into it tonight and see what's flapping in the breeze...
     
  6. Jul 14, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    Hope that's it! I've had a heat shield flap before :eek: Mystery noise from bombing a mud hole :D
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 at 4:51 AM
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    Turns out it was the heat shield rubbing against the rotor :eek:
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    Was it loose ? If Wheel bearing is not holding it will make rotor out of alignment
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    Didn't seem loose, I just bent it back a little bit. The wheel bearings seemed fine, I jacked up the truck and couldn't budge the wheel without shaking the whole truck. The brakes seem fine, no surging, pads are in good shape also. I could have bent the shield doing something else, maybe the suspension install or even rotating the tires.
     
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