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Clicking/popping noise front end on articulation

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Pavo, Jun 30, 2024.

  1. Jul 5, 2024 at 4:32 PM
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    backpacker

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    That test would rule out the latch, but not necessarily the hinges.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2024 at 12:10 PM
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    Ok I found out the culprit which makes total sense it was the rear coils I have the ome 2895e and they were super loose I could turn them by hand
     
  3. Jul 8, 2024 at 5:04 PM
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    Interesting…. Are the coils factory height? Or did they just sag over time. That’s a whole lot of sagging!

    Actually, wait a minute. Do you have the isolators on top of the coils? I’m having a hard time imagining how they could be so loose. Maybe they’re missing?

    Edit: good catch, by the way. I had my coils make a clicking sound a while back after I sprayed some woolwax near the coil seats. Thankfully they quieted down once I sprayed them down with some brake clean

    edit 2: I wonder if they moved because they weren’t clocked/indexed correctly on the seat. The coil end fits into a notch in the seat. It should be impossible to move them in one direction. It would also be extremely difficult the other direction because I’m pretty sure turning the coil end away from the notch effectively requires compression of the coil (it’s like a ramp).
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2024 at 5:13 PM
  4. Jul 8, 2024 at 5:35 PM
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    was guessing installed wrong myself
     
  5. Jul 8, 2024 at 5:37 PM
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    Interesting if anything you would think the woolwax would help lubricate and dampen any noise instead of causing it
     
  6. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:39 AM
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    I think the woolwax lubricated the seat and allowed the coil to shift slightly as the suspension moved. Those little micro-movements caused snap/pop sounds. I think everything locks in better when the coil/seat interface is clean and bone dry.
     
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  7. Jul 9, 2024 at 11:03 AM
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    That actually makes sense
     
  8. Jul 9, 2024 at 11:45 AM
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    That’s my story, anyways, and I’m sticking to it! :D

    I’m curious, how did you fix the loose coil? Is the isolater/internal bumstop installed?
     
  9. Jul 9, 2024 at 2:23 PM
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    Was it jacked up while you were doing this? I'm trying to figure out how you could turn a spring with the vehicle weight resting on it unless something else is missing.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2024 at 2:46 PM
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    If the coils were loose enough to turn by hand, what's supporting the rear of your 4R?
     
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  11. Jul 9, 2024 at 4:09 PM
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    I’m sorry yes jacked up I have some dobinsons on order hopefully it fixes it o wasn’t a fan of my ome coils they are way too stiff
     

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