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Front drivers side rattle

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Nmmk6, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Sep 23, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    Nmmk6

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    03 tundra front end rattle noticable at lower speeds coming only from the driver's side. New tires, wheel bearings, lower control arms, shocks, lower & upper ball joints, steering rack bushings, swaybar bushings. About to give up.
     
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  2. Sep 23, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    Rattle like metal to metal contact? Not on the interior I assume.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    You sure you don't have a dog leash hanging off the rear bumper Clark?
     
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  4. Sep 23, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    Poor little guy... probably kept up for a mile or two...
    :oops:
     
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  5. Sep 24, 2018 at 4:22 AM
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    Hahaha, it's not on the interior. I've looked through all sorts of forums and even replaced the steering rack bushings and sway bar bushings. It literally sounds like my suspension is about to fall off but I know everything is new and replaced.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    Is your truck lifted at all?
     
  7. Sep 24, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    When you did the shocks did you get new upper mounts for the springs?

    Also how do the control arm bushing look, at 15 years they're probably done for.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    Yes, bilstein 5100 level shocks that's it. Nothing else. The shock pads has not been replaced.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    The lower control arms had been replaced.tie rods, upper ball joints, steering rack bushings, sway bar bushings.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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    I look hard at the upper spring mounts and the upper control arm bushings since it sounds like you've replaced everything else.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    I have a 2000 limited TRD access cab with over 300,00 miles and it does the same thing! I have done the same thing you have but, I didn't replace the spring mounts.my front end pops and makes weird noises also for the last 3 yrs. I realize what the problem is, I just haven't taken the time to repair it. I have even replaced the rack and pinion!
     
  12. Sep 24, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    It's VERY frustrating! I will be replacing both front strut pads and follow up.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    Yes. Sounds like a thud for when you hit a dip when the spring dips for a bump and the rattle noise happens while going over very rough surfaces. Like I said, a thud when the front spring decompress rapidly and rattle noise while going over rough surfaces.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    Good,let me know if that takes care of the problem.
     
  15. Sep 24, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    Be aware if you try to tackle this job yourself. So, I go online on toyota parts and I thought I had all the parts required. Then I go to the parts dept at the dealer and looked at their computer, it breaks it down further! So my advice is to fork over the cash to let the dealer do the bearing replacements. Only because, my original plan was to pull the axles and let a machine shop remove and install all the required parts but after realizing more and more need to be replaced, I leaned towards letting the dealer to do the job right. Just for a peace of mind.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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    The top two on this parts receipt are related to this topic, ordered and on the way.The rest, both rear wheel bearing replacement by utilizing toyota dealer parts department. The parts manager gave me a huge discount.

    20180924_172529.jpg
     
  17. Sep 24, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    Another unrelated source of rattle/ annoyance is check the "V8 and the front grill em emblem they rattle too.
     
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  18. Sep 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    It definitely fixed the problem. Thank god.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Are they just held on with double sided tape or what?
     
  20. Oct 17, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    Its clipped on to the grill. Now you can just tape it to stop it rattling.
     
  21. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:43 PM
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    Been considering a mesh grill but would like to retain the v8 grill badge. Was hoping it had a screw or two.
     
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  22. Oct 18, 2018 at 4:19 AM
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    As an alternative, you can by one of the V8 double sided stickers from Toyota. They run about $30.

    Its not the same as the clip on grill type as discussed, but it will do the job.
     
  23. Nov 4, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    So, what was your issue exactly? You said you realize what the problem is but never mentioned exactly what that was.

    2018 Tundra SR5 with Fox 3.0 IFP coilovers with 3” lift and SPC UCAs. I have a bad thud/clunk coming from my front driver side when hitting potholes. I’ve had my shop check torque settings/ tightened all my UCA bolts and greased up the UCA ball joint. We can’t figure out what this noise is coming from. Sucks cause the suspension was awesome until this. Now I hear and feel this thud/clunk every damn time I hit a pothole or small bump in the road. Frustrating.
     

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