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Hope y'all can figure this out, it has me bumfuzzled. I have a repetitive "ping" noise coming from the driver front wheel. It resolves when the break is pressed. Things I have tried are: new rotors and pads, new caliper, trimmed back break dust cover, rotated wheels. I jacked up the truck and took a video of the noise and the difference in the driver wheel and passenger wheel spin time when rotated by hand.

My next step may be a new bushing from east coat gear supply though no one mentions a ping more of a wurr sound. Maybe a new cv axel? It doesn't sound like a wheel bearing to me.

- my video.

It is a constant click when the tire rotates to a certain point and it is repetitive if I rock the wheel forward and reverse.


This guy has a similar noise
 

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on the first video, it sounds like maybe something is loose and hitting the dirt shield on the back of the brakes?
Loose caliper bolt or missing pad tension spring?
 

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Caliper bolts good. Tension springs are new and properly installed. I can't see anything hitting the dirt shield. It's worth noting that the noise is still present when I rotate the axel with the wheel and rotor off.
 

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As much as i want to say wheel bearing unit ,, doesn't sound like one. .

Going to have to pull the unit bearing , spin it separately ( off the truck) , then the cv axel separate as well.

Hopefully not , but almost sounds like the front Diff . Probl a good time to change the fluid , and inspect its condition anyway .
 

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I'm planning on checking mine when the weather decides to cooperate..I'm dreading it.
I did notice last week, I had the rear full of scrap, that the noise was very less noticeable for whatever reason.
 

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The truck has 140k miles. Has been used on and off to haul things. Up to 8k lbs at times.
I'm starting to think cv not needle bearing. I called ECGS and spoke with a man named John. I described the ping noise and he said it does not sound like the noise that is typical for a needle bearing. I also took a video of the play at the white the cv axel meets the diff. Driver side vs passenger side play.

At this point I plan to replace the axel and if that doesn't fix it add the bushing. Wonder if Advanced auto will return the axel if it is the bushing?
 

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There is no high speed growel that I can detect though my tires are noisey. The truck has no lift. From what I have read lifts seem to speed up the wearing of needle bearings on Tacoma.
 
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