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Rear end noise when braking??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rzimm001, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Mar 14, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    rzimm001 [OP] Tearmytaco

    Mar 16, 2009
    First Name:
    08 PreRunner SR5 Mid-travel
    King 2.5 coilovers w/ resi and adjustable compression. Factory spindles w/ ALLPRO gussets. Total Chaos tower gussets. Energy Poly cab mounts and steering rack mounts. Light Racing UCA's. Glassworks fenders. DMZ bed cage. King 2.5x14 smoothbody remote resi shocks in the rear. Icon progressive add a leaf 1.5" lift. Race radio (2meter). Removed swaybar. Removed front mud flaps. Removed secondary carbon air filter. Magnaflow exhaust. Phram fresh air cabin filter. Sirius satellite radio. HID headlights high/low beam and fog lights. Remote start system. K&N replacement filter, After market stereo with 10" subwoofer, Grillcraft grill, custom fabled roof rack with 7" HID's, TRD seat covers.
    I've developed this noise on my 2wd prerunner. It sounds like it's coming from the axle and only occurs when I apply the brakes over broken pavement or dirt. It appears to be a result of the rear tires intermittently getting traction. It's a metal clanking/shifting sound that sounds very similar too say your u-bolts were loose or maybe you left your hitch in over a bump. Thing is i've checked all the bolts, hitch is out, and everything seems tight, even the spare tire. I could hit some nasty little washboard road and never hear the sound until I brake. It's seperate from the front brake pad clank. Whatcha think? Axle wrap? Something loose in the rear drums?:confused:

    Only relevant mods are add a leaf, rims, tires.
  2. Mar 14, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    qnyla Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    2006 & 2016 DCSB TRD Off Road 6-Speed
    Try and adjust your rear brakes. Mine has done something similar before, and the sound disappeared with a rear brake adjustment.
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