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Front end creaking/rubbing noise

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by dusted_tundra, Aug 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM.

  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM
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    dusted_tundra

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    Noticed that I have a creaking/ rubbing sound on my front end. I caught it one time about to pull out of my parking spot. I had my girlfriend wiggle the steering wheel and the noise was coming from the drivers side tie rod. Any ideas?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    If the hardware isn't tight on my skid plate it creaks going over bumps
     
  3. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    Check your lower ball joint for leaks.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    I do not have a skid plate however I do have some leakage on the lower ball joint. I jacked the wheel up and there is no play. Should I add grease or replace?
     
  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    I have a squeak which seems to be coming from my lbj. I’m going to try shooting it up with grease this weekend. If that doesn’t work I’m going to swap out my lca. I’ll let you know how it goes.
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    I don’t get home till Friday. I just bought a pro eagle jack, now I can finally lift up both wheels off the ground I keep you posted on the findings
     
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  7. Aug 16, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Following. I have a squeak too
     
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  8. Aug 17, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    Update: I jacked the front end up and wiggled both wheels with the truck off. Nothing seems loose and I have no play or noise besides the steering wheel inside the cab locking . I turned the truck on, manually turned the steering wheel by grabbing one wheel and turning it with both hands(while under the truck). There is no hitting or creaking, or rubbing noise then. So then I lower the truck and have my GF turn the wheel. Once I turn left a bit that’s where the noise come back. So I go under the truck and grab both tie rod ends and feel/hear that the noise is indeed coming from there. I’m wondering if I should add grease to the ends
     
  9. Aug 17, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    I’m gonna look up on how to grease these and I’ll keep you guys posted

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  10. Aug 17, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Running icon Stage 5

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