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Tick at Lowe speeds

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyoTRDtaco, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Jul 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    toyoTRDtaco

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    Ive been noticing lately a tick coming from the drivers rear over the last few weeks on my 06 taco. I took the truck into a shop last night to rotate the tires. I noticed that when spinning the drivers side rear wheel one full revolution there is 1 single tick coming from inside the axle. I'm not sure if I need a whole neww hub assembly or just the axle bearing.

    Any help would be great.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    knayrb

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    At Home Depot but never at Lowes. :)

    Lift the tire off the ground, put it in neutral, and spin the wheel. If the sound appears take the wheel off and spin the drum. If it quits then it may be something like a TPMS sensor part banging around in your tire (2010+ models). Remove the drum and see if there is a rock or other loose object in the assembly. Spin the axle without the drum and see if it happens. You might be able to pin-point exactly where the sound is coming from.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    PineappleGrenade

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    lol, I thought it was Rob Lowe!
     
  4. Jul 21, 2011 at 2:43 AM
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    toyoTRDtaco

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    I have taken the wheel off and I did spin the hub. It still ticks once every revolution. I don't want to buy a hub assembly if all i need is an axle bearing. Know what I mean?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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    StandingCow

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    haha, for a second I thought this was about ticks at the lowes store... I was like whaaa?
     
  6. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    So I ordered a new hub assembly. $300 later and hopefully that will take care of the tick.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    KBToyota

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    Take the wheel off and see if there is a high spot or something that hits the splash guard as it rotates.

    You can just bend the splash guard back slightly and it should stop.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    Ive tried that, no dice.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    I wouldn't worry about it unless it starts giving you problems.
     
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