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Old 11-10-13, 10:17 AM   #31
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I've noticed a light clunk lately upon accelerating from a stop or at low speeds.

I was thinking it has something to do with the transmission?(first gear?)
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I've tested today with a passenger. Issue is not apparent when making right turns. Limited to only left turns.

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I've noticed a light clunk lately upon accelerating from a stop or at low speeds.

I was thinking it has something to do with the transmission?(first gear?)
I believe you have a 350. Do you have AWD? So far the issue in question experienced and reproduced by a few of us and Lexus has to do with the 250 AWD and doesn't feel like it's the tranny but more the front wheel driveshaft or related linkages. The slight clunk or thump is felt through the floorpan.
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I've tested today with a passenger. Issue is not apparent when making right turns. Limited to only left turns.



I believe you have a 350. Do you have AWD? So far the issue in question experienced and reproduced by a few of us and Lexus has to do with the 250 AWD and doesn't feel like it's the tranny but more the front wheel driveshaft or related linkages.
I have a 350 RWD.

Interesting, you may be right. Hopefully the dealer can fix it for you guys.

I hope this isn't related to the RWD though, i'll be on alert.
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I think it's the linkage because when I'm reversing parallel parking and turn wheel all the way to the left and back in then hit the brake the clunk happens and it's pretty loud ....I think it may be the tie rods or something
In that areA... I. Can reproduce the sound 100% of the time when parking and when taking a. Left turn off a dead stop but it does happen consistently it's actually really annoying I've called corporate and reported the problem as well
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So I got it checked out today at the dealer. The service tech took it for a test drive while I was in the passenger side and he was able to reproduce it.

They kept the car all day and after several external tests and inspections, they are pretty confident it is with the AWD transfer case, which is on the left side of the vehicle (which can explain why we don't feel it making right turns). However, before any dismantling as they are uncertain, they opened a Technical Assistance case with Toyota Canada Inc (Corporate) to report the issue and have them investigate/test further. The reporting process is to collect as many of these similar issues, get the senior technicians/engineers assigned, and ultimately come up with a TSB (or in more serious cases, a recall).

Here's the process in detail: http://media.toyota.ca/pr/tci/en/doc...on_EDER_EN.pdf


If you feel the clunk, please report the issue since the more cases opened, the more visible, and hence the more quickly to a resolution.
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UPDATE: The clunk has stopped. In fact, I am unable to reproduce it at all. Over the winter, I never noticed it happen once. I tried several times this week taking off from a stop, rolling stop, part, half throttle, full throttle, etc, while turning left, and no clunk. Smooth...

Could somehow the front differential, transfer case, or front driveshaft get fully lubed (and metal clunk stopped) thanks to slippery winter surfaces forcing full 50-50 torque split in those conditions? Sounds far fetched but it's all I can think of as to how a clunk noise also felt through the floor pan was present brand new in the Fall months and disappeared a few thousand KMs later into the Winter months...
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I'm having this issue on a 350 AWD. only on left turns from a dead stop. Corrado, did it stop altogether? I got my car in October, did not notice it all winter until about May. It has been consistent since. What should I do?
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