Clicking Noise 2.4LTD 1990 Hilux Surf

Submitted: Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:06
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Hi Guys,

On the weekend i bought myself a 1990 Toyota Diesel Hilux Surf car goes great but i have 1 small problem. When i put the car in 4wd either high or low gear, the front makes a clicking sound when i turn it hard left or hard right.. but when driving in a straight line it's fine. Also this noise doesn't happen in 2wd. I have Auto locking hubs on the front ( not manual one's )

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Tony - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:13

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:13
It could be that the front hubs are in need of a service, sounds like they are not locking in properly and when turning the splines are not fully engaged, hence the clicking noise.

But with all these little problems without being there its hard to tell whats wrong so I'm just guessing.
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:45

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:45
CV joints mate , Very common on Toyota , when replacing them , you way want to do swivel bearings wheel bearings ect . Since its all apart that is Craigs hut 2003
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Reply By: ae82gunner - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 12:24

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 12:24
Guys, ok.. last night i took the wheel off and the front brake caliper...

how the hell does the disc and everything comeapart, i have a service manual but it doesn't explain in detail.

any help would be great.
1990 Hilux Surf.

BTW, alot of people are saying that Surf's are unreliable ?? can anyone expand on this ?

TA,
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:14

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 17:14
when I researched them my conclusion was they are pretty reliable apart from the 2.4 which does in heads.My Best Mates
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Ray
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Reply By: KTM 520 - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 14:38

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 14:38
suggest you upgrade to a Lad Niva..... even more reliable.

Cv's will not be cheeeeap, but would suggest to get an epert to asist you or get them to do it... you could hold all the beers
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Reply By: Dan (WA) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 14:48

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 14:48
www.fds.com
this is the official surf owners site
you'll find lots of info in the forum.

regards Dan
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Reply By: Member - Neil (N.S.W.) - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 09:20

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 09:20
gunner,
i had the same prob in a hilux ur prob is the cardan joint in the front tail shaft.
The new bearing cost me $100 od did the job myself but u have to split the two uni's apart to get to it.its not an easy job just make sure u mark the uni's for postioning back in place.the main prob is they dont get grease often coz u cant see the grase nipple u have to look for it. GONE WOOP-WOOP
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Follow Up By: Member - Neil (N.S.W.) - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 09:24

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 09:24
this was after using a car lift and running the drive while turning the noise came from the tail shaft.
GONE WOOP-WOOP
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Follow Up By: Peter L - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 16:17

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 16:17
Sorry Neil, I think it must be CVs as it only has the problem on full lock.

To ae82Gunner - (strange Chrisitian Name) - the clicking noise indicates that they are worn but doesn't necesarily mean you have to replace them.
They are unlikely to let go unless you intend to do hard offroading.

I know Hardie Spicer do aftermarket ones for many vehicles - not sure about the surf. OEM Toyota will likely be expensive.

Good Luck

Peter L
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Follow Up By: Member - Neil (N.S.W.) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 02:28

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 02:28
peter l,
my hilux did exactly the same thing clicking on full lock was only very slight to start with then slowly got worse. All i was saying was to check maybe grease the cardan joint first before spending $on new cv joints.
I to thought it was the cv joints and removed both for inspection no wear replaced with new grease same thing, but then sum time later put the car on the hoist to find exactly where the the noise was comming from. As soon as the cardan joint was repaired no noise. Just giving my two bobs worth as i have been down the same path.

cheers

Neil GONE WOOP-WOOP
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Follow Up By: Peter L - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 09:59

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 09:59
Point taken Neil,

I certainly agree when searching for solutions to problems that it is wise to undertake the simple (cheap) remedies first.

In this case greasing the cardan is easy, cheap and beneficial.

Peter L
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