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Squeaky steering, lifted truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AFButters, May 12, 2011.

  1. May 12, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please!!

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    Just like title says truck is squeaky when making turns started a couple weeks ago, 28k miles
     
  2. May 12, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    First month of ownership... This month I'm removing front air dam, and also Rhino lining the bed.
    Hmmm

    Could be the pump? Could be the wheel bearings? Could be the CV joints?

    - Does it happen immediately as soon as you start to turn or later on in the turn?

    - Is it persistent or intermittent?

    - Does if happen when you turn the steering wheel to "full lock"?

    - Is it really a squeak, or is it more of a "creaking" sound?

    More details please.
     
  3. May 12, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please!!

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    more of a creaky sound.. and i notice more when im sitting stopped.. and dont really notice it when im driving bc of road noise.
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    First month of ownership... This month I'm removing front air dam, and also Rhino lining the bed.
    OK, that's what I suspected. Unfortunately that widens the possibilities. Everything from your cab seat to the rear springs can make that sound.

    Can you answer the questions I posed in my last quote? I need to determine which system is causing the noise, then why.
     
  5. May 13, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please!!

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    I can sit and play with the wheel and turn it back and forth and it makes the noise.

    I also notice its creaky stepping on the sliders to wash the roof.. thinkin its the OME shocks
     
  6. May 13, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    What kind of UCA do you have?
     
  7. May 13, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Mine too, I just deal with it.
     
  8. May 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    Hmm...OP record a video with the sound and post it :)
     
  9. May 13, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    First month of ownership... This month I'm removing front air dam, and also Rhino lining the bed.
    Yeah, from what you describe I guess I'd lean towards the shock springs or the UCA? That diagnosis is based on your truck making the sound when you're on the steps also... If that's the case it's not a concern, maybe annoyance but not a concern.
     
  10. May 24, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Check your lower ball joints mine is doing the same thing and I found out my driver side has seized up going to replace them with greaseable ones.
     
  11. May 24, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    It's due to you being a Caps fan OP .

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