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2018 “clunk” noise.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Scottundra91, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Jan 22, 2018 at 9:16 PM
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    Scottundra91

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    my 2018 has about 250 miles on it. I’ve noticed a “clunk” noise every time as soon as I start rolling after start up. I’ve read that it’s normal and that it isn’t. I’ve read that it is abs actuater or that it is front differential. Appreciate any info on it. I want to arm myself before going to dealer. Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 22, 2018 at 9:19 PM
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    Welcome from CO. ABS self test
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    Ok I appreciate it. I was reading where some don’t have the “clunk” but if it is that prevalent then I won’t worry too much. Thanks again!
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2018 at 9:52 PM
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    Another welcome from CO! I have the clunk noise as well. 2017 with about 4k miles. Was also told ABS.
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2018 at 9:57 PM
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    I like that blue! Thanks for the info. I just wanted to validate what other sites were saying with this forum. I’ll just turn up the ac/dc.
     
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  7. Jan 23, 2018 at 3:59 AM
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  8. Jan 23, 2018 at 5:53 AM
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    Nice. Which sites?
     
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  9. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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  10. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    I also have an '18 and have a clunk when first going into gear and start moving forward. only after starting though.

    I have an appointment tomorrow with my Toyota service department to have it fixed. Not sure what the fix is but the manager explained that Toyota is sending out a tech to look at mine and several others due to something in the differential, but we will see.

    Full disclosure, I work as an advisor for a dealership that owns the same Toyota dealership and know all the techs and service manager. Not sure what all is going on with it yet, but I will be there when they look at it and let you know if it is the same issue or not or even what they find.
     
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  11. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    Have th clunk
     
  12. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    I have the clunk as well. It has been doing this since I first got it. I am not sure what it is, but I do not think it is a problem. My truck has 155k miles on it and every time after initial startup, it will clunk, once I put it into gear.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    Have the clunk on my 18. Just like the others only after initial start up and when put into drive.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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  15. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    Its the ABS test. I think everyone (including myself) freaks out when you first notice it. I went to the dealership and drove another tundra and it did it also. In the manual somewhere it states that you could hear some noises when first started while it runs its tests.
     
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    I'm interested in the outcom , but my k yboards l tt r isn't working lol..
     
  17. Jan 23, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    Same here on my '18, glad to find out is normal thou
     
  18. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    Mine clunks when I hit 15mph and the door locks trigger. I can only feel it if my foot is on the brake pedal though.
     
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  19. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    I have the same clunk on my 2018, have 300 miles on her. Sound to me like a self test like others are stating
     
  20. Jan 23, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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    I never noticed a "clunk" on my truck. I am also old and can't hear worth a damn.
     
  21. Jan 23, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Mine does the clunk after starting and first rolling out in Drive. Doesn't do it again unless I turn off the truck and start it again. I'm curious if the "fix" is to change programming so that it won't perform the ABS test.
     
  22. Jan 23, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    so how would you if there was an issue with abs system? would you like to find out during a panic stop?
     
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  23. Jan 23, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    I was being facetious. I’ve known too many people, even “professionals”, just disconnect things to fix a problem.
     
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  24. Jan 23, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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    Same here on 17 CM and my service tech said it was the ABS as well. They told me it wasn’t an issue.
     
  25. Jan 23, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    I've noticed the same thing with my 2018. Like others, it only does it right after startup and first rolling out in drive. Figured it had something to do with the ABS, so nice to hear that it is normal.
     
  26. Jan 23, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    18 here. Same. Had a 14 brand new. And it Did nit too nut went away over time. Not as noticeable.
     
  27. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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    had the truck in the shop yesterday for the noise. The Toyota engineer picked over the truck and when they went to lunch, the tech and myself went for a ride. He disconnected the ABS module and the noise went away. So, my worries were for nothing as I suppose it's normal although it is annoying. The Service manager never contacted me like he said he would with the outcome. He just gave the keys to my wife (who is the HR for the company) and didn't say anything to her.
    I was going to call the tech today to see if there was any type of fix for it, because been he has yet to see that and he has been a tech for 15 years.

    I guess, for now, all is good.
     
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  28. Jan 25, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    Thanks for the info, my 18 now with 7K miles has been doing it from day one
     
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    Wow. Am I the only one upset about buying a brand new Tundra and having this clunk with a jolt in the pedals? It does not seem to happen on all vehicles, so there should be a fix... Been driving Tundras for over a decade without seeing this... Lemon law anyone?
     
  30. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    That’s not how lemon laws works.
     
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