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Driver's side clunk, driving forward after starting truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by FWC, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Feb 20, 2020 at 3:12 PM
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    FWC

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    So I have a 19 Platinum 4x4 with 2700 miles on it. When I first start up and drive off there is clunk coming from the drivers side front wheel area. Cold or warm doesn't matter, but only happens when I am driving forward after I start it up. If I have been driving and put it in park and then to drive and move forward it doesn't happen. I took it to the dealer today and they drove it, heard it and said it is normal, the tech thought it was wheel engaging the spline in the shaft as it moves forward. Anyone else have this issue? Doesn't sound right to me.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    19TurdPro

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    It's probably the ABS self test. My SR5 did it, and so does my Pro.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    My best guess as well.
     
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  4. Feb 20, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded What MPG...

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    The tech probably should've told you what @19TurdPro did.
     
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  5. Feb 20, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    Thanks guys, as long as it is normal.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2020 at 4:45 PM
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    Hmmm....my 2019 SR5 4x4 does the same thing. Glad to hear that this is something normal. I mostly notice it after I back out of the driveway as soon as I start going forward.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    ^^^ same here
     
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  8. Feb 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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    Yep we all have it nothing to worry about. I was freaking out to when I had my first Tundra because I thought it had something to do with the level kit I installed because I didn’t notice it before that, but just lived with it because I figured dealership would tell me it was my fault. Traded that one in and fresh off the lot my new truck did it and best way the dealership could describe is” they all do it something with the breaks”
     
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  9. Feb 20, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    It is. You can play with it if you want. It happens at like 6MPH, so you can creep at 2 for a while, then when you hit 6, *clunk*
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    ABS LOL, technically speaking, we all drive a clunker.
     
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  11. Feb 20, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    Same here!
     
  12. Feb 20, 2020 at 7:59 PM
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    Joe333x

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    Completely normal. If you search you'll see many threads on it, at least once a month there's a new one.
     
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  13. Feb 21, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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    I've noticed the same thing, glad to hear it's something so simple!
     
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  14. Mar 2, 2020 at 3:49 AM
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    Just picked up a 2019 PRO and heard this about 4 times in 150 miles.

    I crawled under the truck with grease guns in hand absolutely certain it was the carrier or splines on drive shaft needing greasing.

    lol...no grease points on drive shaft.

    This thread was a timely help.
     
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  15. Mar 2, 2020 at 3:55 AM
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    My truck doesn’t do this, everyone of y’all is bat-shit crazy, or your negasonic converters are fugged.
     
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  16. Mar 2, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    It’s the ABS slipping one in the chamber.
     
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  17. Mar 2, 2020 at 8:01 PM
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    My 2008 didn't do it for 11 years. Now it does it every time around 12mph.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    Any chance your door locks were set to auto lock when you start driving for the first 11 years? If so, you would have heard the door locks over the sound of the ABS pump, same time, same speed.

    My ‘08 Tundra does it, my ‘06 Tacoma did it...
     
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  19. Mar 3, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    Now that you mention it, YES. My rear passenger door lock actuator failed last year and I replaced the motor. It was such a pain in the ass to do. I disabled the auto lock feature in an attempt not to wear out the other door lock actuators. I'll re-enable the auto lock temporarily and see if it disguises the ABS noise.

    Thank you!
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:05 PM
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    I have this on my truck also, less than 1000 miles. Scared the sh*t out of me at first. It's a normal test and is stated in the manual as such. However, since I am a paranoid ass that has worked as a quality engineer for far too long, I wont be fully at ease until I test it myself. Planning to disable my abs for a few days to see if it goes away consistantly.
     
  21. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:13 PM
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    You don't have to go that far. It kicks in at about 6 MPH while going forward. Hammer it in reverse, keep it under 6 while going forward. You can go for miles without it as long as you keep it under 6. Once you hit 6, clunk.
     
  22. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:14 PM
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    :facepalm:
     
  23. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:06 PM
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    Haha...its just so weird though, never heard of anything like this before.
     
  24. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:46 AM
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    To be fair, the manual doesn't really give any details on when to expect to hear it from what I recall.
     
  25. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:38 AM
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    Nor does the dealer when you bring it in, telling them there is a noise in the front end when taking off. DOPES !
     
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    Not normal truck is going to fly away at any moment!!!
     
  27. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:44 AM
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    My 2019 trd sport does it.dealer said it was the breaks no t to worry.
     
  28. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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    My 2019 has it. I don't like it either its the ABS checking the breaks.
     

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