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Old 05-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Couple Issues with My New Truck

I've got a brand new, three week old 2011 DC 4X4 Sport, and today I noticed something weird. As I was sitting in the driver's seat, I looked out over the hood and I noticed that on the back left and right hand corners of the hood scoop there seemed to be a slight crimp in the hood. Then, when I opened the hood, I noticed that the skin of the hood had come loose from the reinforcement cross-members beneath the hood in the exact same area where the crimps are. Has anyone else seen this? The only thing I've done is open and closed the hood a few times since I've owned the truck. What the heck gives?

Also, another issue I'm having is that sometimes when I start the truck up, it makes a grinding like sound whenever the AC compressor kicks in. It only does it once in a while, particularly like when the truck has been parked for a while (for 12 hours or so) and it only does it for a couple of seconds, then it stops. After it does it, I can switch the truck off and start it again and it will only repeat the noise once. After that, when I start it, it acts normal. Again, does anyone have any ideas what it going on here. Sure do hope I haven't bought a lemon.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Its under warranty....take it to the dealership worse they can say is no!
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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Take it in for the hood problem. The A/C noise is a common issue. Mine has done it since new but I never took it in. It isn't anything more than a noise. My Ranger made the same noise.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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I'm sure some one on here will swap u hoods
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #5
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The noise is the clutch to the compressor. As it wears a little it stops making noise.

The hood needs to be replaced. See your dealer.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:00 PM   #6
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Can you post a pic of the hood issue? I have noticed on mine a crease on both sides of the scoop but thought it was/is just how the hood was made. Don't know if this is what you are referring to.
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Can you post a pic of the hood issue? I have noticed on mine a crease on both sides of the scoop but thought it was/is just how the hood was made. Don't know if this is what you are referring to.
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There is slight crease on the rear corners of the scoop, I don't think this is an issue.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info about the compressor--makes sense, I'll see if it stops.

As for the hood issue, I'm confused. I never noticed the creases until yesterday. I'm not sure if they were there all the time or not. I've got a friend who has an '08 Sport and they are not on his. I'm calling the dealer tomorrow to set up an appointment.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:04 PM   #10
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Pics of the hood?
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #12
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I have the creases on an '11.... i think its common from the way the hood gets punched in the die or however they form it im sure.
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now I have to go outside in the rain and look at mine
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #14
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Just took a pic of mine but cant get it to show in the pics. I did notice I can only see it from the interior. cant really see it from the outside. Did notice under the hood, what I thought were welds until I felt them and turned out to be some sort of padding in between the sheet metal and the frame work. But all looks to be in tact.
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Looks fine to me as well..
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:40 PM   #17
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There is a very slight crease which is what I think the OP is referring to. Nothing to be worried about, on mine at least.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:02 PM   #18
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I'm very surprised that no one has said "if you had a set of balls and bought the off road tacoma you wouldn't have this problem". Something is wrong, no sport bashing.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:20 PM   #19
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I did not notice the creases on mine until I saw a previous post on the subject. I have not looked under the hood for the separation, but from what I've read, I think the crease is just a byproduct of the manufacturing process.
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