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One last issue: Brake "ping" noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nighthawk87, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    When I first hit the brakes after initially moving and the truck sat for a while, I hear a "clank" or "ping" noise from the front. It almost sounds like I drove over a sewer lid or something but didn't.

    Does anyone know what the problem could be?

    *I check the brakes and they "look" OK, pads are decent still. I did notice that there is a metal wire thing on side of the caliber.....but it looks like its supposed to be there cause its like that on both sides.

    Anyone have any ideas? It was like this prior to installing the lift and its still there...
     
  2. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    i have the same damn thing....
     
  3. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    MontanaTaco

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    Happens to me to
     
  4. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    i hear it on every tacoma aparently its the brake pad float, and it is harmless.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    yep....once the pads are half way down it happens.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    Damn, Maybe I'll just buy new pads...that sounds like it could be right. Is it easy to change pads on the taco?
     
  7. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    SManZ

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  8. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    05Moose

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    x2. Totally normal. It's the front brake design on our trucks. There's too much play in the pads where the pins slide through them, or you could say too much play in the pins themselves...depending on how you look at it. The pads will slide up or down and slam against the pins the first time you apply brakes after traveling in the opposite direction (going forward, stopping, putting it in reverse, then hitting the brakes for the first time in reverse will cause the clunk/ting/ding whatever you want to call it. Same then happens after going in reverse, then traveling forward and hitting the brakes the first time.).
     
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