80 series Landcruiser..

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 20:58
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Wonder if any of the experts out there can help.. with the unit fully loaded and going over slow rough and rocky terrain can hear a distinct 'clicking' from the rere end as it rocks from side to side and over bumps( slow ones ) ...wonder what it could be .. just got 200 clicks up ..wheel bearings loose/ need checking ..even though this has floating hubs ?? Any helpfull ideas would eb appreciated.. don't want to end up in it with the navigator howling...

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Reply By: rooooboy - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 22:12

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 22:12
It Could be anything, have you checked the basics, Like Shocker mounts, sway bar rubbers, coil spring seats?
if it was a wheel bearing you tend to think it'd do it all the time?

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Reply By: Member - Penguin (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:52

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:52

Check that your spare tyre is fully wound up and that the chain isn't hitting something.

Yes, I must admit, it happened to me. I was sure there was a shock mounting or something like it on the way out. Very embarassing when the mechanic gave it back to me after having wound the tyre up!

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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 12:01

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 12:01
Most of my 5, 75 series utes and Troopies have done this on curvy roads like in the mountains and on the Great Ocean Road. Many friends have had the same problem. In all of my cases it has been the standard shockers. Nothing else. When not pushed hard or with light loads it didn't happen. I never changed them just put up with it on occasion. Nothing ever broke, failed or fell off.

I wouldnt worry. If really concerned get it looked at though for your own peice of mind.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 16:43

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 16:43
Hi Steve
I found that a Spray of Enox or WD40 on the spring mounts stops the clicks on my trucks. Sure this is a short term fix but it does prove a point
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