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HELP WHERE IS THIS COMING FROM??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Brian422, Feb 10, 2021.

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What is causing the noise?

  1. Lower Ball Joint

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  2. Upper ball joint

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  3. Tie Rods

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  4. Something else

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  1. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:31 PM
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    Brian422

    Brian422 [OP] I fell into the pit that is TW

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    All right tacomaworld please take a look at the video that I have posted below and tell me what you think answer the survey survey it only happens when I jump up-and-down on my slider or I turn the wheel to the left to the right of jack the truck up and move the wheel to the left or right and when the wheels are in the air it does not make the sound it only makes the sound it seems like when there’s load on the truck so sounds like maybe a ball joint but not sure!

    https://youtu.be/BDTVx18-ATQ
    https://youtu.be/O88xEdI9bA0
     
  2. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:35 PM
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    Ball joint?
    Tie Rods?

    This is one of those times, it’s better to be there and see it, feel it and hear it.
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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  4. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    Jack it up, take the wheels off and start seeing if you can move anything by hand. If a joint is bad, you’ll be able to move it by hand. That way you can eliminate those possibilities
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    Brian422 [OP] I fell into the pit that is TW

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    I agree I just can’t figure where it’s coming from. Sounds like inner tie rod or rack bushings
     
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    That’s a good possibility.
    And If it is, hopefully OP doesn’t have the bolt/alignment cams that are seized.
    As for the bushings.....well they to can get seized too.
    Some guys have resorted to a bottle jack and a torch.

    I’d probably just buy new control arms.
    I might even go aftermarket on the lower :eek:
     
  7. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    I agree. I did a set of seized bushings ONCE.

    I'll never do that again. EVER.
    If I can't get new arms I'll pay some other poor sap to do the bushings for me.
     
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  8. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:52 PM
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    Take a look at the bolts for your skid plate. I see an aftermarket skid in the first video. I had a customer with an eerily similar noise- metal on metal contact. Turns out one of his skid plate bolts had backed out and the resulting gap caused the noise.
    The reason you hear it while turning the wheel while the tires are on the ground is that the frame is flexing ever so slightly under the tension created by the grip of the tires. The skid plate is mort likely rubbing on the mounting point.

    that’s my educated guess at least.
     
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  9. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    Brian422 [OP] I fell into the pit that is TW

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    I actually had that thought too! I will try and remove skid and see if that fixes problem. Sounds like it could be coming from that area! Thanks for the input. Very helpful!
     
  10. Feb 10, 2021 at 9:07 PM
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    It looks like those are 1st gen spc ucas. Which are super squeaky, I had the same issue with mine. I gave them a call and they had an upgrade program, I can’t remember the terms exactly but it was a no brainer.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2021 at 9:16 PM
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    Brian422 [OP] I fell into the pit that is TW

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    Mine are the version right before they switched to the cast arm. I have x-axis bushings and the newer style joint. It’s not the bushings. They are the exact same ones as the cast arms.
     
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  12. Feb 10, 2021 at 9:17 PM
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    Probably not the ucas. What about the radiator supports?
     
  13. Feb 10, 2021 at 9:18 PM
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    Brian422 [OP] I fell into the pit that is TW

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    I’ve got the energy ones. Never had an issue from them before. Had them on for over a year. Doesn’t sound like it’s coming from there.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2021 at 9:27 PM
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    Plenty coming..
    Based on the sound it sounds like it's coming from the top, but that's a very familiar sound to me and not something to worry about as far as i can tell. Any time I've flexed out a rig off road at slow speeds is when I hear that.. I always just assumed it was the springs and ignored it with no negative consequence..
     

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