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Old 06-01-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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Front end noise w/ Tundra/ OME setup??

I have noticed when I drive over certain bumps the front end makes a ltttle noise. I understand the truck isn't going to be silent, but I was wondering if anyone with the Tundra/ TRD setup has any noise when they go over certain bumps in the road. It sounds as if something is loose, or not tight. I have looked and checked evreything (short of removal and dissasembly). Don't misunderstand, it does not sound like it is going to collapse. The truck handles perfectly. No issues with alignment or tire wear. Braking is normal.

I have been driving with the windows open and NO music lately. Just been paying attention to my ride.
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mine made some noise a while back and it was a loose sway bar disco. it was a quiet little "click" when i hit certain bumps certain ways. it didn't do it all the time, and it wasn't very loud, but once i heard it once, i noticed it every time until i fixed it.

have you crawled under it to check for loose stuff? also check the top of the shock tower to make sure the shock nut and the coilpack nuts are tight.

i also had a noise in the rear that was similar to the front. it turned out to be a upper shock mount that wasn't tightened down all the way. :pat:

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Old 06-02-2005, 04:32 AM   #3
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Yup!!! I have a loud creaking/squeaking noise from the front right side. I think it's the spring, but it happens whenever somebody on the right side gets in the vehicle, and also when I'm driving and turning.

It could be my disco's, but I doubt that cuz it doesn't make that type of noise. I do have the clicking like others. So i'll probably check all the bolts this weekend, and was thinking of maybe hitting the spring a bit with a hammer to see if it's loose or whatever.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:53 AM   #4
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I have noticed the same thing when I go over a bump while turning the wheels. Sounds like something is loose. It is not the steering stops. I know what that sounds like It is coming from the right front also.
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I have a slight rattle whenever I hit a bump, but I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to a really worn inner tie-rod on the driver's side. Going to try to replace that in the next week or two.
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thanks guys. it makes me feel better that I am not alone.
I am going to double check everything--coilpack, discos, rear shocks, etc.
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I can also add that mine makes the squeaking sound on the right side. I also had a tick and found that one of the mounting brackets for the swaybar had a bolt that broke. I fixed that and my tick went away.

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Mine did it too! On the driver's side, I had a fairly loud squeek/click when I'd go over a bump and turn..regardless of speed. I quick shot of white lithium to everything that moves made it stop.. No idea what it was.
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I have a "creak" noise when going over bumps at an angle. I think I have narrowed it down to the discos. I suspect it is the heim joint shifting but it is hard to diagnos while driving.
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Old 06-02-2005, 07:32 PM   #10
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Me too...



(it is kind of a loud squeak-ish sound)

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I bet its because:

When you were assembling the coil + shock assembly, you did not compress the coil completely, and the shock nut up top isint down all the way to keep the upper mount tight inbetween the bushings.

Try this....

Stick a pen or a probe of some sort and see if you can touch the lower washer/bushing on the shock. If it moves at all, its too loose and your shock is actually moving up and down .

I had this problem and I just made usre that the coil was compressed to 電電 when I re-assembled.
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I hate the fact taht you cant say 電電, 電電 or 電電 on this board.. lol
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In my tacoma the coil rubbed the frame on the passenger side. If the coil wasn't centered exactly right during assembly it can end up being offset.
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Mine does it too, i think SC4Runner has hit the nail on the head, its what ive been suspecting.
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Mine does it too, i think SC4Runner has hit the nail on the head, its what ive been suspecting.
yeah...I used a wallmount compressor, so compressing the spring for assembly wasn't an issue. It doesn't mean it isn't right.

I did notice the drivers side swaybar link is loose. It makes a noise when I shake it by hand.

Damn discos have been in my toolbox for months
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Oh, I forgot that I took a glance at my front a couple days ago, and found my culprit. The front right spring contacts the side of the upper mount and rubs against it. I sprayed it down with wd-40 and it hasn't made any noise since. It's weird though because the left spring is completely far away from both sides, and the right side is touching.

I don't know how that affects my alignment or tire wear or anything, but it seems to be fine.
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i have this problem as well. It even happens on idle.
So things to check for is:

-shocks/springs
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i have this problem as well. It even happens on idle.
So things to check for is:

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-sway bar contact points
you got it.
One of my swaybar endlinks was loose
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