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Popping noise when I go from a stop to reverse?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by A10Warthog, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    A10Warthog

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    Whenever I stop and put my truck in reverse, as I am slowing down it makes a popping noise from the front end. Once I move forward a little and break it does it again. But after I am in forward motion it doesn't do it anymore.

    I asked Toyota about it and the mechanic told me it was the brakes "setting in place" or some shit.

    What could this noise be? It's def. coming from the front end only.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Mine does the same. Only started doing it after I put the 5100's up front though. Wish I knew too.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    If this is occurring right after starting the truck and going into motion then it is your ABS calibrating, and that is normal. My truck does it every morning backing out of the garage and moving forward. I'm running stock OR suspension BTW

    If it is happening after driving for a while and then does it when you are getting ready to park something else might be going on.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    It's really annoying...
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    This same problem just started on my 2009 double cab prerunner, 53k miles. When backing up and cutting the wheels hard I hear a popping noise. Not normal. I'll be trying to diagnose this weekend, but thought I'd toplist this post in case someone else already has figured this out.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    LCA bushings
     
  7. Dec 30, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Yeah, after doing a lot of searches I was just reading that LCA bushings were the cause of the popping noise on rzimm001's truck. I'll check mine.

    Given my relatively low mileage and that I'm pretty mild on my suspension, I'll be disappointed if this is the cause of my front end noise.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    try mounting a camera down there and if you see movement or play in the LCA, then that's probably the issue.
     
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