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Random Front End Clunk

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by FettsVette, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    FettsVette

    FettsVette [OP] Member

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    Just bought my first pickup/first toyota. 02 Tacoma SR5 V6 4x4 TRD 5-Speed Manual with 80,000 mi. Truck seems to run great except this random metal clunking or popping sound that seems to occur for no reason, not necessarily just after hitting a bump, dont think it's a ball joint issue. The noise is definately d/s front end. Also this is my first time driving a stick, but I dont think its anything I'm doing because it doesnt seem to be affected by low/high speed or shifting. It is totally random. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

    SkyHighTacoma Josh

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    Greese your drive shafts and check U-joints.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    alexlies

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    is there a body lift?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2011 at 2:58 AM
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    RacerP

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    Your sway bar might be a little loose? I put aftermarket coilovers on my truck, took a shot at removing the sway bar to do it, thought I didn't get anywhere with it, and sure enough after I put everything back together had this odd clunking noise.

    Just a thought. Easy to tighten up.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Yeah check the sway bar. My sway bar bolts just kept spinning and spinning so I'm gonna have to grind em off
     
  6. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    Space Wrangler

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    any mods? ..or is it stock?
     
  7. Feb 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    FettsVette

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    No mods on it, I will check the u-joints but I'm pretty confident that's not it. I'm def gonna check out that sway bar issue. Thanks for all the advice so far
     
  8. Feb 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    beefcake

    beefcake J-rob

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    check your tie rods, i had the same clunking/popping except my truck only did it when i was taking off
     
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