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Old 10-10-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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wheni go over 70mph the hood flutters a little the truck has never been wrecked and it did it before i put the grill on any ideas
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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You can see (this is a guess since I don't have a 1st gen) if there are any hood grommets on the leading edge of the engine compartment (usually above the headlights or the radiator).

I haven't looked for them on my 07', but most of the vehicles I have owned had these.

They are usually adjustable just by turning them (clockwise lowers, counter raises). This creates pressure for the hood to rest on and prevents it from vibrating (or fluttering).

I hope this helps.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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thanks for the help 007 but the 'bumpers' are not adjustable
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:33 PM   #4
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I did not have this problem on my 04 taco, but I did have a similar problem on an old ford pick-up. I adjusted the "bumpers" as 007 mentioned. Since the "bumpers" are not adjustable and you can't move them up, perhaps you can move the hood latch down? Just thinking outloud.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:57 AM   #5
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I did not have this problem on my 04 taco, but I did have a similar problem on an old ford pick-up. I adjusted the "bumpers" as 007 mentioned. Since the "bumpers" are not adjustable and you can't move them up, perhaps you can move the hood latch down? Just thinking outloud.
That would be my next move. If the "bumpers" are not adjustable, maybe the latch is. Out of a final fit of desparation, I would try putting some kind of shim under the "bumpers".

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Old 10-11-2007, 05:00 AM   #6
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thanks for the help it doesnt bother me too much i only notice it when i drive to fl on i95
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Hey i had the same problem...when you installed your billet grille did you bend or move the hood latch at all?
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:38 AM   #8
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i didnt move the latch at all
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:03 AM   #9
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Well after reading the other responses I would be lead to believe it's on the other end, check the hood where it hinges. Its' a long shot, but maybe it's loose where the supports are, the 'X' shaped metal thingy's that keep the hood stiff.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:35 PM   #10
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My `01 does it too,but not bad enough to bother me.During maint. when I see the bumpers the thought did come to mind about unscrewing them,but havnt ever messed with them.The fluttering is minor usually very windy or passing/being passed by semis.Wife is gone w/truck now or I would go check ...thought they were adjustable.
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:09 PM   #11
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install a stock hood protector. the look is great and it snugs things up.
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:49 AM   #12
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hood protector? on of the bug things
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:11 AM   #13
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I just installed a factory hood protector. goes in between the sheet metal and the rubber gasket, along the underside of the front edge of the hood.

I am not saying that is THE answer to your problem, but I noticed my hood was more snug after I installed mine. Plus, it looks great too. Check out my homepage under Tacoma > Hood Protector. Also look under z32 > Hood Squeak for a couple of other ideas. Click on my screen name above.

Are you sure your bumper stops at the front corners under the hood are not adjustable? They should just turn with your fingers and give you some ability to snug the hood up.

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Old 12-24-2007, 11:59 AM   #14
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i just took mine off about a month ago and the prob has gotten better and i think looks better
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Nice photo robo..Hey that rhymes
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:38 PM   #16
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I just installed a factory hood protector. goes in between the sheet metal and the rubber gasket, along the underside of the front edge of the hood.

I am not saying that is THE answer to your problem, but I noticed my hood was more snug after I installed mine. Plus, it looks great too. Check out my homepage under Tacoma > Hood Protector. Also look under z32 > Hood Squeak for a couple of other ideas. Click on my screen name above.

Are you sure your bumper stops at the front corners under the hood are not adjustable? They should just turn with your fingers and give you some ability to snug the hood up.

mine just turn and turn they dont move up or down
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:07 PM   #17
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mine just turn and turn they dont move up or down
mine are threaded and change heights. that is typical for other cars, too, so maybe yours are stripped. I would buy some new ones from the dealer and try that.
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