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Ping in front end

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Luke01, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Feb 21, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Luke01

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    My 2012 DCSB has developed an audible ping in the front end ever time I shift from drive to reverse when I apply the brakes. It only does it once after that it's quite. Am I looking at a brake issue or something else (LCA bushing, CV Shaft, Front diff) before I start chasing my tail on this I want to see if anyone else has dealt with it before.

    Just over 60,000 miles been lifted 3 inches new LR UCA with ball joint installed 2 years ago.

    I am about to pull the wheel to see what I can find.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM
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    Sounds like you might have the brake pad "slap" problem. The floating caliper design allows the pads to shift. Usually happens once going in each direction and then they're good.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    Luke01

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    Anything I need to worry about?
     
  4. Feb 21, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    If it's the brake slap, then it's nothing to worry about. Is it just audible or can you feel it from the cab?
     
  5. Feb 21, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Just can hear it can not feel it.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2016 at 9:34 AM
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    agreed, sounds like the brakes shifting.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    I agree that what he is hearing is the brake pads shifting in the caliper. However the Tacoma doesn't have Floating Calipers. The Tacoma has Fixed Calipers.

    Edited: Correction: The 5 lugger Tacoma does in fact have a floating caliper. All 6 lugger Tacoma's have a fixed caliper.

    Floating Calipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar5j1mUdFA8

    Fixed Calipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzGMiDsNzzo
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2016 at 10:35 PM
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    Covered in stickers and chrome stick-ons for extra horse torques and foot powers. Icon sticker gets me tons of travel, dozens of milimeters.
    Same year, similar mileage, similar lift, same sound: it's the brakes. Don't worry about it unless they start to feel weak. I had mentioned it to Toyota when mine still had new-truck smell and he told me they'd grease them if I wanted but the sound will be back in a few weeks.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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    Mine does it also when switching directions the pads reseat and you can hear it.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Thanks! There are a bunch of threads here saying we have a floating caliper, but it never made sense to me how we would have the pad slap with a floating caliper. Sanity restored again, thanks to Jimmy.
     
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    I installed a second retainer clip on my pads on the recommendation of some here - it didn't help. I've heard that applying a little brake pad grease to the back side of the pad where it's in contact with the caliper, not where it contacts the disk alleviates the problem.

    Bold and underline for general internet viewing - not directed at anyone in particular.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    The 5 luggers might have floating calipers... but the 6 luggers surely do not. its a 4 piston fixed caliper.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2016 at 9:18 AM
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    WTF i though you were supposed to apply grease to the stopping surfaces of the disk and pads.......


    /sarcasm


    Seriously does that even need to be said, are people really that stupid?
     
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    This is correct, I just looked it up in the service manual.

    5 Luggers have floating calipers.

    6 luggers have fixed calipers.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2016 at 11:32 PM
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    Never under estimate the power of stupid.
     

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