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Still have the clunking noise at driver's side front tire

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by robbymartin, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    robbymartin

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    I need help figuring this out. There is no clunk on smooth dips but if I hit a small pot hole or bump in the road I get the clunk. So far I had 2 shops confirm that my ball joints are good so what else could it be? I just had both front axles replaced so could the issue be caused from something the garage did? Everything seems to be tight. :confused:
     
  2. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    My tacoma has been making noises like this from the day I bought it. Just gonna have to turn the music up bud. Pretty sure nothing is going to randomly fall off your truck.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    It's not a annoying little rattle to shake off, this is a clunk. And my truck is a 4x4 so I don't need to be stranded if something is about to break if I'm offroad.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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  5. Mar 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    what about the lower ball joint? did they inspect it as well. i dont know if it makes a clunk when worn out or not just throwin it out there. there is a recall on them to BTW.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    I'm not sure if their check of the ball joints was conclusive of the upper and lower. Do you check them the same way?
     
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