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Squeaks and clatters

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Cacoleman2014, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Jul 25, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    So I recently purchased a 2006 Tundra SR5 double cab and I am hearing some weird noises. Got 158000 miles on it. When I drive slow (like parking lot speed) I get a squeak in the back of the truck that sounds like a hamster wheel squeaking. It squeaks in tune to the throttle until higher speeds then goes away. At slow speeds while coasting I get a clattering noise from the rear of the truck. Neither happens all the time, but more often than not. Also a little bit of a clunk either right after slow takeoff or sometimes after being stopped for a few seconds. Had a dodge for years so I really don't know much about these. I have my suspicion that it is a u joint, but not sure.Any info would be most appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2018 at 4:50 PM
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    Get under there and put your hands on stuff. Grease the zerks on propeller(s). Check your carrier bearing bushing for wear (and play).
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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    Yup u-joints or carrier bearing on the squeaks.

    Look for loose spring retainers or sway bar links on the rattle.
     
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  4. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    Parts don't look too expensive. Would all new u joints and carrier bears b overkill?
     
  5. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    Is it a do at home job or is there things that have to be pressed ?
     
  6. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    Pressed. You can take off propeller and take it to your local truck big rig shop and they will do it all. Make sure to buy the Toyota OEM carrier bearing as the others may be cheap hollow stuff. Do the greaseable zerks.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    Only thing I'll disagree with is the greaseable part. My u-joint of choice is the Spicer sealed joints if they're available mostly because I'm terrible at remembering to grease them.
     

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