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Suspension clunks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mudsock, May 5, 2019.

  1. May 5, 2019 at 11:34 PM
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    Mudsock

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    Recently my beloved taco started making clunk noises from the suspension. I haven’t crawled underneath yet, but it seems to becoming from a couple places.

    Sometimes when going over irregularities in the road the truck makes a “knock” noise. Usually it sounds like it’s coming from the front, but it can come from the rear too.

    Any ideas, or are there items that typically go bad at this mileage?
     
  2. May 5, 2019 at 11:36 PM
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    Clayfri77

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    I also get a clunk from the front drivers side of my 05. Not sure what it is....
     
  3. May 6, 2019 at 12:23 AM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    I would say that its the radiator support bushings.

    Replace the OEM ones with these.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000CN9BZ0?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

    I though it was a suspension clunk for the longest time chasing down LCA bushing, UCA bushings, ball joints, heim bearings, sway bar end links, etc... nope rad mount.

    Replaced the radiator support mounts and the truck is super quiet again. Got rid of a clunk too when ever I backed out of my driveway. No more rattles through the steering wheel overs washbaord roads too.
     
  4. May 6, 2019 at 12:37 AM
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    roadking1

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    cab mount bushings were causing a noise on my 2009...probably because when the dealer replaced my frame they bent 2 of the bolts for them...
     
  5. May 6, 2019 at 12:43 AM
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    Mudsock

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    The dealership did a frame recoating on my truck back in November.

    I didn’t think that they would have loosened or removed anything though.
     
  6. May 6, 2019 at 12:44 AM
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    I will definitely check them out!
     
  7. May 21, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    I have been underneath the truck for hours. I can’t find anything loose or anything that appears to have moved. Dang this is frustrating.
     
  8. May 21, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    rileySB

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    I had loose UCAs from lack of grease and tightening the bolts. I would notice it more when pulling into a driveway at an angle
     
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  9. May 21, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    Mudsock

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    I will check them out.
     
  10. May 22, 2019 at 12:27 AM
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    NBourque

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    Sway bar bushings.
     

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