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Help with strange noise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by angieford86, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 3:55 AM
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    angieford86

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    Okay so I posted a question a while back about a weird noise. I have taken it to two different mechanics. Both thought it was the steering rack. I had that replaced as well as the bushings for it. The noise is still there. It is really hard to describe how it sounds....duh duh duh duh duh duh. It seems like it is coming from the driver side but I could be wrong. My truck still seems to not ride as she should. I feel a lot of pull like I am chasing the steering wheel. I know I need new shocks/struts and my suspension could be fixed as well. My truck was used and abused from a previous owner. This noise is driving me crazy. I hear it the most when I am on a smooth road and going straight. I hear it both when I have my foot on the gas as well as when I am just coasting with my foot of the gas. I guess I am wondering if shocks/struts make noise when they are bad? or what else could it be? any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    None... yet.
    Have you checked the wheel bearings for wear or bluing?
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    Defective tire ? Try rotating them.
    Sticking brake caliper?
     
  4. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    I wish it was just the tire, i have also had a tie rod end replaced on that same side. I had a full inspection done and they said my wheel bearings were fine as well as the ball joints which was another thing I am maybe thinking it is. I just do not want to fix things i don't need to fix but I am getting really annoyed with the noise.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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    OK, here's what I got... In your first post you said you need shocks/suspension work, but now a full inspection was performed and all is good. Finding a better mechanic would be my first move.

    EDIT: If you want to test your shocks, "bounce" each corner of the truck to get the shock working, then stop when you got it going pretty good. If it bounces more than two times by itself, then there's a good chance you need shocks. Also listen for any noise, and look for oil leaking from the shocks themselves.
     
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  6. Apr 8, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    Start a new thread, don't hijack this one :mad:
     
  7. Apr 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    To find out if your balljoints are bad jack your truck up under the lower control arm. Only about 1/2" to 1" high just enough to put a flatbar or big prybar under the tire if it (tire) moves up which you will be able to tell if there is slack in the balljoint. Then thats probably it but could be just part of it. It also could be your front struts/shocks also combined with the balljoint causing that noise. There is also a part on your steering wheel column under the dash that has a bolt that wears out and causes these noise's also. Just my .02 cents

    Sittingbull2
     
  8. Apr 20, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    How do you check the steering column?
     
  9. Apr 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    How about some audio for the duhduhduhduhduh you describe ??:)
     
  10. Apr 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    is there a vibration along with the sound? i agree with the previous post on the tire issue. a tire that threw a 1.25 oz weight will buck like a bronco and make a noise like you described. have a look at the wheel weights (or lack there of) to see if theres any evidence of one getting tossed off.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    took a recording on my phone today, had to do a video and the sound isn't great but if you listen you will hear it. i will upload it soon. i had to take about 5 videos before I could hear it in the video.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    how do you upload a video?
     
  13. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    You have a you tube account ?? If so its simple, go to your you tube channel/page & right click on the video you want to post & you'll see some options, left click on option "copy embedded (something something) at current time" After you do that come back here & in your next post just go anywhere in the frame , right click again & you'll see a "paste" option, left click on it & your done... very easy . except these clowns around here let me stumble around for about a year before I figured it out haha..:)
     
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