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Popping Noise in Steering wheel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jabrackin, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Apr 14, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    jabrackin

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    Hello all, I need some help with a noise I am hearing. When I am driving straight I can't hear anything, but when I turn my steering wheel to make a cut or turn onto a road.... I can' hera anything, but when I release the wheel to come back straight... I can hear a popping noise... it sounds almost like a plastic popping noise. Any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 14, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    I have the same problem as described. bump
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    when did you start noticing yours?
     
  4. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    Is it when your blinker turns off after you turn?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    No, it is when i make any type of left cut with my wheel... it is like a grinding noise more than a popping
     
  6. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    Where does it sound like its coming from? Is it a loud popping, or is there a creak/squeal and then the pop? If you're lifted and it sounds like a 'creak'/'squeal' and then a 'pop' it may be your sway bar binding.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    hmmm and It feels like its coming from the steering? like the wheels and tires?
     
  8. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    X2 Thats what It sounds like now that you mention it, Eric
     
  9. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    I don't have a lift in my truck... I have a 2008 toyota tacoma double cab.... it sounds like a grinding noise when i turn my wheel to the left and i realease it then makes the grinding noise.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    If its at factory height, and under warranty then take it to your dealer and take one of the guys for a test drive. They'll be able to figure it out and fix whatever's causing it. I wouldnt mess with it if its stock and under warranty- thats what it's for.
     
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