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Knock on Steering?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by papabear050, May 1, 2009.

  1. May 1, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    papabear050

    papabear050 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys

    When I go over speed bumps and come down off of them, there is a slight knock in the wheel. There is also more play to the left in the steering wheel.

    I am planning to put my billys 5100's on tomorrow but dunno if I should try to get it looked at under warranty before I put the billy's on.

    Lets just say it would be a hassle to not proceed with the installation tomorrow. [​IMG]

    Maybe the new shocks will fix the problem??
     
  2. May 1, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Sounds normal. Most Tacomas are like this. Check out the slip joint connector on the steering coloum and make sure it is tight.
    1 Near the fire wall:
    [​IMG]

    And one near the steering rack:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. May 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    hmm. Thanks for posting that Chris, mine is getting a little bit of a clunk too. I was wondering if it was UCA balljoint play from my lift, but i'll check these out first.
     
  4. May 1, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    papabear050

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    Thanks Chris!!!
     
  5. May 1, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    brian

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    Not saying that chris is wrong, butI've never felt that but.... judging from what you're telling me, I'd double check your tie rod ends and bushings, only takes a couple seconds at the least. I had a bushing go out in another vehicle and I was able to feel it on bumps in the steering wheel as well.
     
  6. May 1, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good idea. Cant hurt to check. :)
     
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