1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Relay Rod?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hucker, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:08 PM
    #1
    hucker

    hucker [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Member:
    #12832
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    boise
    Vehicle:
    2000 PreRunner
    Big air repair custom bumper Magnaflow cat back Airraid Spacer Spectre intake Hood Spikes
    Hey, I have a 2000 Prerunner and when I take a hard left turn it makes a bad noise like something in the front end is shifting, at first I just assumed I had something moving around in the back of my truck but it got worse. I know some older toyotas had recalls on relay rods, but I don't think that applys. Any tips or tricks for what to look at?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:19 PM
    #2
    TRD4x4858

    TRD4x4858 Taco Traitor!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Member:
    #10117
    Messages:
    3,056
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    95 Jeep XJ
    BONE STOCK! lol
    I would start will a check of the front suspension for worn bushings and definately check for loose ball joints and tie rods, 1rst gens are known for wearing out the inner tie rod ends
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:21 PM
    #3
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Check the battery mount..
     
  4. Apr 13, 2009 at 3:45 PM
    #4
    hucker

    hucker [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Member:
    #12832
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    boise
    Vehicle:
    2000 PreRunner
    Big air repair custom bumper Magnaflow cat back Airraid Spacer Spectre intake Hood Spikes
    Haha, battery mount is solid, but good point. I have some pretty worn bushings, nothing that seems like it would make this kind of popping noise, you guys recommend a company for ordering bushings from?
     
  5. Apr 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM
    #5
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    look into poly bushings from energy suspension. also...check your steering rack bushings and the sway bar end links...........they are probably about shot.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2009 at 6:09 PM
    #6
    hucker

    hucker [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Member:
    #12832
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    boise
    Vehicle:
    2000 PreRunner
    Big air repair custom bumper Magnaflow cat back Airraid Spacer Spectre intake Hood Spikes
    Yea, looks like the bushings are phuked, I guess I'll order some stuff from energy suspension and see if it fixes it
     
To Top