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Maybe ball joint trouble?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wheeler3129, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:34 AM
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    wheeler3129

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    At first the right front of the truck just popped every so often, now every time I start off it pops 3 to 4 times. I need some help and if it is the ball joints can I do this myself???
     
  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    881 Front coils, Bilstien 5100's all the way front set to "0" Icon Dynamic's mini leafs in rear, stock tires.
    Maybe it a cv joint making the noise.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    Sounds like ball joints to me. Yes, you could do them yourself with the right tools.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    TacoMX

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    Check over your ball joints, Tie rods ends, and CV's...all those can pop if they go bad.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    Where would be the best place to get these because when I checked on ball joints upper and lower they weren't cheap, what about cv joints is there a place to get all for cheap. This will sound crazy but are there any pictures of how to change all of these and what tools I would need. Most shops that I asked said $200 approx. for each side for ball joint replacement labor and I don't know about cv joints. I am getting ready to add billies up front with eibach coils and I just want to fix what is broken or damaged first.

    thanks for your help
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    TacoMX

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    Check out MOOG for the parts, or check out autozone if you are a tight budget. I used autozone duralast tie rods for my truck and they were made by 555 in Japan (same as MOOG) for half the price.

    Search around on 4x4wire and TTORA and on TW for writeups for the work. Ball joints, CV's and TR's and actually pretty simple to do yourself.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    Had to order an new cvaxle for the right side and control arm bushings but got a super deal on all of it.
     
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