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Old 05-01-2019, 07:46 AM
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Loud noise when turning please help

Hey guys been lurking for a while. Would appreciate it if anyone can give me some advice. I have a 1990 toyota pickup 2wd automatic 3.0.. when turning right sharply I get a loud snap or crank. Sounds like something is going to fall off. I've also heard it when braking on random occasions.

Searching online I've seen people say cv joints. But much truck doesn't have those , it's a 2wd... I've read ball joints but would it be a constant noise with ball joints? Dont think it has steering stops.. I've been leaning towards lower ball joints. When I went under the truck to inspect them visually, I couldn't really tell if they worn or not. Does anyone have suggestions or experience? Please and thanks
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what does "don't think it has steering stops" mean? are you saying your steering stops aren't there? its a pretty common issue for them to crack and fall off, you can get replacements for cheap from marlin. it could be the issue.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:54 AM
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Couldn't find them when I went under there doesn't look like they had them. I was assuming they're only 4x4. Am I wrong?
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2wd and 4wd both have steering stops. If they're gone you should get some. The steering stops only make noise at full lock though. Ball joints can be very noisy sometimes. The lowers usually make the most noise. If its the same noise while braking you might want to check that the caliper slides are good. Bad wheel bearings can cause some weird noises at weird times but usually will just be a constant grind or howl that can be changed by turning while driving.
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Originally Posted by Kolton5543 View Post
2wd and 4wd both have steering stops. If they're gone you should get some. The steering stops only make noise at full lock though. Ball joints can be very noisy sometimes. The lowers usually make the most noise. If its the same noise while braking you might want to check that the caliper slides are good. Bad wheel bearings can cause some weird noises at weird times but usually will just be a constant grind or howl that can be changed by turning while driving.
Ok I'll get back under there today and see if I can spot where the stops would be. Thanks.
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so this what I'm assuming is the steering stop and the metal its eaten away at?
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Yep. You're over extending your steering. Get some bolts welded on in their place. The stops themselves are gone but on IFS trucks the caps that cover them are a big deal too. They're noisy as hell when you are cranking the steering around a parking lot. I believe I got my last pair of beefy steering stops from a website called CW Trucking
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Yep. You're over extending your steering. Get some bolts welded on in their place. The stops themselves are gone but on IFS trucks the caps that cover them are a big deal too. They're noisy as hell when you are cranking the steering around a parking lot. I believe I got my last pair of beefy steering stops from a website called CW Trucking

thanks for responding. Is this where the stop use to be?
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Well, it looks by the witness marks on the lower control arm, that it used to be bigger. About the best you can do with that is put some grease on each contact surface. There are probably stops on the other (front) side also.
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Alright thanks man
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For those who do have bolts with worn out caps, this co will send 2 free samples. Please don't abuse it. The dude pulling the same thing from the shelf a hundred times in a month might get suspicious: http://www.essentracomponents.com/en...50155/bnc0375b
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Originally Posted by El_gut View Post

thanks for responding. Is this where the stop use to be?
No, just below that, they thread into the knuckle and that nut is used to lock them in place after they are adjusted for length, yours are sheared clean off flush with the nut.
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I will take a picture of my 1987 2 Wheel Drive steering stops tomorrow and post them up. They should be pretty similar to what your truck is supposed to look like.

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I will take a picture of my 1987 2 Wheel Drive steering stops tomorrow and post them up. They should be pretty similar to what your truck is supposed to look like.

hell yea thanks Id appreciate that
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I will have to wait until daylight for a good picture. I tried taking a few pictures with a shop light but it is hard to see.

I need to get a new camera. It hates low light....

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Yikes! I clearly need to do some under-carriage cleaning , but here are the pictures of my 1987 2WD steering stops:

The red arrow is the bolt closest to the ball joint, the blue arrow is the little nub that you circled above, and the green arrow is the actual steering stop that threads into the nut. It looks like the steering stops om your truck were completely worn down, broken off, or replaced with something that sits flush with the top of the nut.





Here is where it should be on your truck:


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Thank you guys. I appreciate the help 🙏🏼
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Your broken bolt is still available from the dealer; only $1.09! https://parts.lakelandtoyota.com/p/T...010610032.html The cover for that bolt costs 4x as much (but you'll need the cover as well. Four of them.)
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