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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ToyTaco, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    ToyTaco

    ToyTaco [OP] For the Retards, Im a Female

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    i might have an idea of what it is but i would like to have everyones opinion.
    Up in the left front wheel im getting like a squeeling noise, seems like its only when i drive slow... not at normal speeds or braking at all.
    I tried to spray lube up in the area to see if it would help but it still did it the next day to a point.
    Would that mean my brake pad is done? i know i had it checked in like feb and it was just a little under 1/2 gone... so if i can get some feed back that would be great!
     
  2. May 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    sounds like the warning plate on your brake pad.
     
  3. May 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    might just be the dust shield rubbing on the rotor.
     
  4. May 15, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    Did you just get your tires changed, or go off road? Because if so, the backing plate can bent with even the slightest touch, and then it can either rub on your rotor or even sometimes on the wheel. All you would have to do in this case is stick your hand back there and bent the plate back out.

    If it where your warning indicators on your pads, you might want to replace them really soon. If you have the tools, you could pull your front tire and check the pad life of the brakes.

    Hope this helps, and hope your problem goes away
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 4:17 AM
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    thanks guys appreciate the help. Im going the pull the tire off this weekend, updates to come later...
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    well finally tore the wheel down on the taco to find out it was the plate in the back hitting just a little, one of the tack welds had given out.
    But found two other fun problems that turned a 30 min job into 4 hours... one the shop who did my tires, cross threaded one of my lugs so in taking one off we snapped the stud trying to carefully removing it. After that we found one of the bolts to the caliper the threads were messed up and the threads internally... so needless to say going to lowes and home depot was a fail, so we had to get a metric bolt and cut it down to have something that would work.... so everything is back on and working in proper order...
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    yep thatd be a major pain in the ass
     
  8. May 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    yeah thats an understatement lol
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 4:00 AM
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    Well at least you found your problem :D
     
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