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Old 02-03-2009, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Clicking 85 Toy Axle

Clicking 85 Toy Axle

So I’m assuming it’s the Birf, but before I go tearing into it and throwing coin at it I wanted to make sure.

1985 Toy Pickup, pretty much all stock. Just rebuilt the front end and when I had the birfs out a visual inspection and a quick spin, they seemed fine. Clicking is coming from the passenger knuckle and is very consistent. Meaning two clicks per revolution and each one in the same spot on opposing sides. The test drive revealed this; hubs unlocked, and t case in either 2wd or 4x4 truck drives fine. Hubs locked and t case in 2wd, truck drives fine, as soon as I throw it in 4x4 there seems to be a bind somewhere. I rebuilt the hubs, and I believe those are working properly, this was my first thought.

I’m pretty sure it’s the birf from all my searching, but what I wanted to know before I throw money at it is;

Could it be something else that I am missing?

What exactly in the birf is failing causing it to bind under load and the consistent click?

Thanks for the info.

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Old 02-03-2009, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure you put the hubs together right? Because if not that causes a clicking sound too.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my guess in the hub also, that is the only thing your moveing when you tested it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my guess in the hub also, that is the only thing your moveing when you tested it.
I'll double check. Went to the Hub Rebuild thread on the Toyota FAQ. All the springs should have been seated correctly and everything seemed to work out fine. Cycled the hub several times before installing to make sure as well. Didn't overgrease either. Any advice on what I could have missed? I'll double check them though. I originally thought that. What has me concerned is the binding when under load in 4wd.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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try putting it on stands and spin the wheels.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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try putting it on stands and spin the wheels.
That's how I know about the clicking. Just on the passenger side. And consistent and opposing. Not a ratcheting click, just two ticks per revolution 180 degrees apart. I'm going to swap hubs and if the clicking moves with the hub I'll know it's that. If not, safe to assume that it's the birf? Or is there anything else I would be missing?
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