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Poll: Do you experience a clunk?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JAG, Dec 11, 2009.

?

I...

  1. experience the clunk described...

    30.4%
  2. don't have the clunk...

    55.5%
  3. have upgraded my front suspension...

    15.2%
  4. have a prerunner or 4x4...

    39.9%
  5. I have a a base model truck...

    6.8%
  1. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:31 AM
    #1
    JAG

    JAG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: Possibly the FIX! At least it is a TSB for the issue!


    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/96634-steering-column-rattle-tsb.html




    Hey everyone!!

    I have been having this weird clunk sound in my steering column and its been driving me crazy. It happens whenever I go over a bump or pothole or any change in immediate road elevation. I then researched and found out that a few other people have this clunk in their truck too.... It sounds like plastic hitting plastic in the steering column.

    I talked to chris 4x4 and he's had his truck apart a bunch of times trying to find it... So maybe we can get a poll going to learn more about the clunk and to see how many tacomas have it, and maybe get a tsb out for it.

    Please pick all answers that apply. Please provide us with info about your truck, and when you experience the noise.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Mines not in the steering area....Seems to be comming from the front passenger area.....????
     
  4. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    :confused:
     
  5. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    In Before The Poll. Kinda like IHOP but cooler.............:cool:
     
  6. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I dig it...:cool:
     
  7. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I get a clunk when going in reverse then steppin on the brake or turning while backing up. thats the only time I get it.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    Bellis

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    my 09 reg cab 4x4 had this problem, if i hit a bump hard it made a sound similar to a clicking strut. but it seemed to be coming from the column
     
  9. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Stillfly199

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    I have the clunk to but it sounds to me like it is coming from the front suspension. I have a leveling kit on there and a guy with a Tundra asked me yesterday if I experienced the clunk, he has the same set up.
     
  10. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    misterquad

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    I had the clunk. After I installed coilovers and took my truck wheeling over the 4th of July I had a clunk on the following Monday. It was on the front passenger side. I tried everything to find it. I could never pinpoint the source. I took the coilovers off and went back to spacers. The clunk is gone.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    chris4x4

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    No shit!? Mine started after a couple small jumps....I wondered if it was the suspension, but it doesnt bother me enough to take everything off again.....not until it warms up anyway
     
  12. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    I've had two clunk issues. I figured out that one of them was the passenger side mud flap hitting speed bumps. Now I just make sure I go over them slower or at an angle. The other clunk is in the steering wheel when I am off road. I believe it is play in the intermediate steering shaft that connects the column to the rack and pinion. I believe this is normal, but I have not confirmed my diagnosis. Since it only happens off road I'm not too concerned.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    Capita

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    Have it in my 09 and the other 2 trucks I test drove had the exact same noise/feeling. Only happens offroad on somewhat rough areas. Seems to be in the steering as well
     
  14. Dec 11, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    thanks krookz
     
  15. Dec 11, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    hendooman

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  16. Dec 11, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    squad314

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    Timely thread......Yesterday I noticed the "clunk" in my steering when turning left.Went on a deserted road and when weaving back and forth I could feel it and hear it.I'll be watching this discussion.

    Grumble,grumble.....:mad:
     
  17. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    Terrier

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  18. Dec 11, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Capita

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    No not when the wheels loose traction at all. Can me on a bumpy road and while riding over the small bumps it feels like its in the steering. You can feel it in the steering wheel.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have a 65* minimum temp....:anonymous:
     
  20. Dec 11, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    JAG

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    Thanks for all the posts! I noticed the clunk more so right after I had gone off on a trail and hit a rather large (I mean large) pothole at 30 +mph... After that I had the clunk since then...

    I wonder if there could be a loose component in the contents behind the steering wheel cover (i mean where the air bag deploys)? I don't even know if there is anything else behind that?
     
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