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Nasty Clunk or Click when i apply brakes

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by JEA86, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Aug 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    JEA86

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    guys have a slight issue with my tacoma its a 2010 4x4 regular cab.

    When i am slowing down in neutral or in gear and i apply the brakes it makes a clunk sounds. if i press them again no sound.

    if i drive a bit and press them i get a sound.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    I get it sometimes too. Never bothered me much lol
     
  3. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    Tacoma831

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    This is normal
     
  4. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    I have had it in my 06 since i bought it. I had it inspected by 2different dealers and they all say its normal. I replaced my pads thinking that would fix the problem but to no avail, i still have it
     
  5. Aug 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    ecoterragaia

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    This is normal. The pads float very slightly in the calipers. You'll probably notice that it occurs much louder the first time you apply the brakes moving forward after backing up out of a parking spot.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    Might not be the case here but I had this happen. Check your lug nuts. I had a tire shop install my wheels after getting new tires and they didnt torque the lugs right and half way home I was getting the same thing. The lugs were torqued in a circle pattern instead of alternating and they hung up in the wheel, when the rim moved it loosened and the rim was slamming the brake disc when i hit the brakes.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    out of curiosity OP, why do you slow down in neutral ? You should never drive in neutral, downshift.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    jandrews

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    It's brake slap. It's harmless, and it's good - it lets you know you're driving a truck, not a Lexus.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    I put when slowing down in neutral or in gear,

    not that i slow down in neutral i was just trying to get "tranmission issues" out of the way cause if the clutch is not engaged and it still made the noise then it wouldnt be tranmission related
     
  10. Aug 27, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    okay guys thanks i appreciate the help
     
  11. Aug 30, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Why is braking while in neutral a bad thing? Last I checked, replacing brake pads is cheaper then replacing the clutch.

    OP- It could be the ball joints.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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  13. Aug 31, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    I hear the click/clunck too. I felt it was probably the brakes, but wasn't sure. As I understand it, my 2004 had the balljoint service bulletin performed in 2010 (balljoints replaced), so if it is the balljoints as noted by others, in my case I'd be surprised. Possible I suppose.

    Thanks for the input folks!
     
  14. Sep 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    i get it too, i also have a 2010 its from backing up when the pads shift back a little so when u brake moving forward they shift forward.
     
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