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Need Help With Repairs

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by GhostlyHuman, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:46 PM
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    GhostlyHuman

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    Hey fellas. I have a 15 TRD with a 2.5 ToyTec leveler. For almost a year I've been battling uneven outer tire wear in the front, vibrations, and rear clunk when articulating but only when the suspension is wet.

    I've taken my truck into the shop a few times. Techs recommended replacing coilovers. I'm concerned that I need new ball joints as well. Plus I suspect that my rear leaf is shifting hence the rear clunk. I honestly don't have the dough for any sort of serious repairs at the moment. Does anyone have any good shops in the Lakewood area that aren't going to rail me in labor? I have very minimal wrench experience, not enough that I'm comfortable doing work on my own.

    Advice welcomed
     
  2. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:54 PM
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    As far as the rear clunk possibly one of your u joints.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    Yeah it's strange. It really only happens after rain or I'm done washing the truck.

    The front end has decent vibrations after hitting a moderate pothole and also makes a slight clunk whenever turning left or right before backing into the driveway
     
  4. Jul 8, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    As far as front end vibrations, Possibility the needle bearing gone or going bad driver side CV axle needle bearing. Common issue in 2nd gens. My truck needs it.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    Yeah I actually did the needle bearing swap maybe 15k miles ago. I had Stevenson Toyota do the swap for the bushing
     
  6. Jul 8, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    Ah well. I'm out of ideas. Best of luck.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2020 at 9:07 PM
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    I appreciate it! It's hard finding a shop these days. With my weird schedule it's even harder booking a time weeks in advance
     

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