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Old 08-03-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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Front Creaking sound solved

2005 Taco developed a creaking sound in the front area. Progressively got worst till I could not stand to have Stealership screw with it anymore...Thought it was the breaks, wheels, front end...


It was the aluminum front bumper. dropped the alum bumper from the frame(6 nuts 14mm) worked it out from the plastic bumper cover without removing the cover...5 tricky, pry it off the frame bolts, twist it upward and slide it to one end as much as possible then pull it down flexing the plastic bumper cover a bit. The 2 attached brackets (6-14mm nuts)...These 6 nuts were loose or slightly loose. used a 1/2 drive to get more leverage and put it to them....No more annoying squeek/creak crap...
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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Nice find!
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:03 PM   #3
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Excellent detective work! How many miles did you have on your '05 when the problem started?

I am searching for the cause of the creaking sound coming from the drivers side door sill area on my 09'. I think mine is a week join in the sheet metal. It drives me nuts.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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Not a very smart idea to remove that impact bar...
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Not a very smart idea to remove that impact bar...
He removed it to tigten the nuts on the mounting bracket, then reinstalled it.
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He removed it to tigten the nuts on the mounting bracket, then reinstalled it.
oh haha my bad. The way he typed it up made it a little confusing to read.
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oh haha my bad. The way he typed it up made it a little confusing to read.
I thought the same too.
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LOL...No reinstalled it after tightening the 6 bracket bolts........05 had about 30k on it....

The noise is back..................the only thing to do now I think is to have someone weld it up on each bracket and then reinstall back to the frame...........I have 53,000 on it now.
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LOL...No reinstalled it after tightening the 6 bracket bolts........05 had about 30k on it....

The noise is back..................the only thing to do now I think is to have someone weld it up on each bracket and then reinstall back to the frame...........I have 53,000 on it now.
Thanks for letting us know.
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So anyone else have a creaky front end and come up with a fix?
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Hey, mine still creaking... Mine is the alumimun front bumper. The two parts that extend forward from the long L-R part are bolted together, I tightened mine and they stopped for while...

I am going to pull mine and have someone heli arc the alum(weld it). I am sick of it. I love my truck, but this and the damn front wheel shack SUCKS.

Mine 2005 4door. Pre.

You can pull that alum bumper out with out taking the plasitc bumber off. Can't remmber, but a little tricky.
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mine was doing this i tightened them down and it got rid of it for little while. But it came back, i was thinking of putting rubber washers/bike tire tubing between the bolts. Might as well get a demello bumper to fix this problem .
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How about using Loctite on the bolts?
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