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2007 4Runner right passenger side clunking

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Adam12, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Jan 2, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    Adam12

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    I am wondering if anyone can help meout?I have a Toyota 4Runner 2007. 114 k baby miles had a clunking on the driver's side front end so I replace the sway bar bushings and sway bar links which did quiet it down. But now I have the clunking back again could it be the A frame bushings or is there something else I should look at the struts seem fine?
    Ty,john
     
  2. Jan 2, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    4WD or 2WD?
     
  3. Jan 2, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    Hi...
    It's a four-wheel drive Ron
     
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    I looked underneath it took the wheels off I do have new sway bar bushings in the front and new sway bar links in the front I'm thinking it could be the a frame bushings that are one
     
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    when does the clunking happen? is it during turning, over bumps? could you replicate it by pushing down and compressing suspension?
     
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    No I can't replicate it by pushing down on the car it's not the struts if I go over a series of small bumps it kind of go Kong Kong Kong Kong and then go right away once I clear the bumps not a loud clunk soft
     
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    Mine is doing the same thing, I replaced the bushings, no change, I think it is in the strut tower, I am hopefully tearing into it next week. If I find it, I'll let you know.
     
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    Check your skid plates if you just did all the bushings. Make sure theyre all snug.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    Skid plates are solid, even when it’s on the lift, you can (attempt to) shake everything in the front end and it’s all solid. I was almost afraid the rig was going to fall off we were shaking it so hard... Mine only happens at the bottom of a hill with an abrupt change in grade, like pulling out of the drive that falls toward the street then the curb gutter falls back towards the drive, when I hid that valley “clunk”. Speed bumps are hit and miss, it’s as if only when there is backwards force on the front wheels. I haven’t tried bumping a curb straight on to see if that will replicate it. Skid plates are the first thing I thought too.
     
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    @Batmango66 @Adam12 Did you figure this out? Mine started clunking again, same as you describe above, on the right side as well. I replaced my clunking OEM sway bar end links with some Valucraft ones from AutoZone a year ago. Same sound as before, now back. I'm starting to think that they're just shitty and I need better ones.

    I already did my struts and sway bar bushings.
     
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  11. Apr 29, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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    My hunch was correct. Bad sway bar links. Worse on passenger side. Will post a video soon. Bought Duralast ones this time with the lifetime warranty and we'll see if the last longer than a year. Definitely more solid than what came out.


    IMG_20190429_085003.jpg
     
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  12. Apr 29, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    This sounds like the same issue I’m having on my 18.
    Looking forward to the vid
     
  13. Apr 29, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    Heres the short little video.

    End links should not be this easy to move. Clunk clunk clunk. 2 out of 4 joints were doing this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v44wkTavqbw

    New ones took two hands and significant effort to move.
     
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    I have not had the chance to dig into it but, I can say, after seeing this, I ordered new sway bar links. Thank You for posting and following up!!
     
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