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Is my Front supposed to make this Clank sound?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DyegoPC23, Mar 12, 2024.

  1. Mar 12, 2024 at 5:49 PM
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    DyegoPC23

    DyegoPC23 [OP] They Call Him, The Red Menace!

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    I bought this 2015 PreRunner used at 78K miles. Brought it to pothole riddled NYC, where I now do my best to take care of the truck.

    I notice my truck makes this Clank sound in the front when going over speed bumps in the more residential parts of the city. Is it normal? Do bolts need to be re-tightened? Or is my axles need changing?
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  2. Mar 12, 2024 at 5:53 PM
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    DyegoPC23

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    It’s the bushing sleeve(s) on the lower shock causing the click. Drove me nuts for years until I came across the original thread. I then started to help the TW hometowns out further.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-infamous-click-up-front…going-down.800581/

    Now if you’re going to do this, do this right as YOU HAVE TO remove the old shock bushing when putting in the bolts with the longer shoulder. This is where those that said it didn’t work, ended up with bad results. The bushing(s) appears good, but it is not.

    And I highly recommend using the former aftermarket bolt as the shoulder is longer than the 4R’s.

    I have been wheeling like crazy since May 4th 2023 and have not heard that click once.

    3rd Gen, but still applies.
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2024 at 7:09 PM
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    Copy!
    I already have the bolt, washer and nut already bookmarked and ready to order. However, I'm having a hard time finding the exact bushing sleeve for the lower shock.
    I found the detailed diagram from Toyota, and has it labeled here as no. 8. However, it's left as unlisted (tears). What is it called exactly? Because all my searches end up with $100+ 'bushings' that don't seem right to me.

    My best guess is this from amazon.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2024 at 7:18 PM
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    That I wouldn’t know. Do you have a suspension shop near you?
     
  6. Mar 17, 2024 at 7:28 PM
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    I don't think so, here in NYC. Besides, I do most things on my own since the local dealership here in NYC price gouges like crazy.
    Found a video where a guy addresses the same part and he recreates almost the same noise I hear (minus the squeaking, mine is not THAT horrible, lol)
     
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  7. Mar 17, 2024 at 7:40 PM
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    Hear hear. Once you fix it, it’s going to bring back your happy side driving experience all over again. Alls you will hear is rubber contact. Good stuff.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2024 at 3:07 AM
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    After struggling and wrestling with a ball joint press tool, my Dad and I finally managed to get them in. Happy that my front struts no longer make that clicking noise :)
     
  9. Mar 26, 2024 at 3:31 AM
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    Hell yeah! Awesome, been waiting for the good news :0)

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  10. Mar 26, 2024 at 10:08 AM
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    Did you ever get a confirmation on the bushing? Which one to replace it with? I'm beyond excited to find out that this click is a common problem that has been fixed. It's been driving me nuts on mine for months...
     
  11. Mar 26, 2024 at 1:30 PM
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    The bushing I bought from Amazon turned out to be the correct ones: from Moog.
    They worked perfectly fine. Nothing fancy and they seem pretty close the original OEM bushings (rubber encased between two metallic sleeves).

    Moog's bushings together with the bigger bolts turned out to be perfect.

    I'll link all the materials I used along with the things my Dad and I did step by step, so everyone can see later on.
    Not now though, because I'm sore as hell after all that pressing, lol.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2024 at 1:33 PM
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    As shared earlier, these bushings are actually from Moog, and are exactly what fitted and worked well for me. Pretty much the same as OEM original parts.
    I ordered a pair, since it made sense to just replace both front bushings in one day anyways.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2024 at 3:36 PM
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