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Releasing clutch makes subtle ping noise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Vehement, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Dec 27, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    Yeah. It almost sounds like a drumstick would on a bare bike cog. Lower pitch but similar. Pretty quiet. I can only hear it when parked next to a large curb or wall.

    Reverse is starting to get a little harder to get into. Only sometimes.

    Apologies if there's an existing thread for this. Didn't quite find the symptom match.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Sounds like it's outside of the cab then right? Check your gear oil/ clutch fluid levels?

    If you're lucky you just have low fluid or it might be your master cylinder. Slave cylinder is deeper. Fix it... you'll feel new
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    UPDATE

    This seemed to go away, but now it's back better than ever. All fluids have been flushed, the driveshaft doesn't have any slop (out of rotation axis). It happens as change of direction occurs or transitioning from engine braking to forward/backward engine power.

    I've included a link for a youtube vid of this sound.

    https://youtu.be/7NCm3Dk09nA
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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    Have you ever greased the slip joint in the drive shaft?
     
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  5. Jan 17, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Nope. I suppose I should probably do that anyway.
     
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  6. Jan 18, 2020 at 7:45 AM
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    It’s probably the slop in the driveline ringing through the driveshaft as you change directions and take the slip out. No big deal
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    a guy a few weeks ago discovered that the splines on a splined flange were worn... I forget if this was on a 4X4 or a RWD.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    Whole Driveshaft greased, no change in the sound.
    I'm starting to think this is what's happening. When you slap the driveshaft section after the Tcase, it makes the exact same pitch/sound.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Did you separate the shaft at the splined portion and grease it by hand? @eon_blue just went through this

    Does your carrier bearing have a lot of play in it?
     
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  10. Jan 22, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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