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Front end noise help!

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Nlau87, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Nov 22, 2020 at 11:30 PM
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    Nlau87

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    I have this front end clunk/click every time I go over dip or bump. I’ve removed the sway bar including links and the skid plates but no luck. I’ve inspected the suspension and tried to shake things under the car but also no luck. It’s driving me nuts! Any ideas out there?

    here’s a video with audio:
    https://youtu.be/Kc5-AMFI3nE
     
  2. Nov 23, 2020 at 2:08 AM
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    Toy4X4

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    Check front Ujoints and CV joints, that's a start.
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    This may be way off, but on my 2008 I could hear a vibration of some kind which was louder on the drivers side than the passenger side. My son and I were trying to figure this out and he discovered that the anti rattle clips were missing from the brake pads on both sides. The pads were very loose and the noise would go away while braking slightly. I never heard the noise in your video but wanted to throw this out there in case yours are very loose. The clips fixed the vibration noise.
     
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  4. Nov 28, 2020 at 4:04 AM
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    Take it to an alignment shop and let them put it on a lift. A good mechanic will tell you you need front end lower arms, sway bars. I had to replace a lot of the front end on my 2005 4runner (150,000 miles). Stuff wears out.

    AM parts from Amazon are ok for this type of work. Your Lower Arm bushings are likely worn out.

    Amazon.com: Detroit Axle - 12PC Front Upper Lower Control Arm, Sway Bar, Inner Outer Tie Rod w/Boot Kit for 2003-2009 Lexus GX470/ Toyota 4Runner: Automotive

    PS I listened to it again. Just drive it and don't worry. May be related to brakes. Got to admit it sounds like a "clunk".


    I get clunk sound if I go over a speed bump too fast!
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2020
  5. Dec 8, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    Kind of sounds like the sound my sons car was making when we forgot to take the "S" hook off we used to hold the brake caliper during his last brake job!:facepalm:
     
  6. Jan 22, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    Did you ever figure the noise out?
     
  7. Jan 22, 2021 at 4:04 PM
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    Lower control arm, sounds like you need new camber bolts.
     

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