Noise in front end after lift

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Stumpman, Jul 13, 2019 at 9:44 AM.

  1. Stumpman

    Stumpman New Member

    A8FAA882-38D3-47BA-8598-E503855B2A89.jpeg I had a toytec lift put on my 2012 Tacoma and everything is good except that it’s making a noise that sounds like it’s coming from the drivers side front. It quits if I go around a right hand curve. Doesn’t quit on left hand turns. Any ideas? Thanks
     
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  3. Killowatt

    Killowatt Active Member

    Search for needle bearing on the TW forum, several threads with pics.
     
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  4. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Does it go away in 4wd? Nice truck btw
     
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    Stumpman

    Stumpman New Member

    I tried putting it in 4wd but the noise didn’t go away
     
  6. dame3366

    dame3366 Member

    Sounds like a wheel bearing going out
     
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  7. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Explain the noise or get a video plz.
     
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  8. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Most likely a wheel bearing but noises are hard to diagnose over the internet. I had 285 tires and no noise.... switched to 265s and instantly pulling out of tire shop had a bad growl from front left wheel bearing.
     
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    Stumpman

    Stumpman New Member

    I’m not a mechanic but I’ve read that with wheel bearings the noise is worse when you turn. Mine totally quits when I turn right but nothing changes when I turn left.
     
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  10. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    The reason that the bearing noise goes away on right turns (or curves) is during that maneuver the weight of the vehicle shifts from the right to the left and that "unloading" of the right side wheel position takes some of the vehicle weight off of the right wheel bearing, usually just enough to make the noise go away.
     
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