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Weird front end popping noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hops, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    Hops

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    When i shift out of four wheel drive i often get a weird popping noise in the front diff. it seems to be really bad if the wheels are turned. Sometimes it is worse than others, anybody else have this problem?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    Jester243

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    I seem to get that only when I am on the gas when it shifts out of 4WD
     
  3. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    It's normal. It will make that sound when you shift out of it. If you aren't on the accelerator it will be less violent but you aren't hurting anything.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    I figured everything is fine, I just don't shift out while hard on the gas.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Hops

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    cool thanks guys, i noticed it was doing it at pretty low speeds, like under 5 mph which kinda made me nervous...
     
  6. Mar 13, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    I don't even shift into or out of 4 wheel drive anymore unless the truck is stopped, foot on brake and tranny in neutral. Very smooth, no sounds at all.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    I think the wheels should be as straight as possible when shifting as well....try that too.
     
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