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2011 Taco Full cab (4 door) V6-Auto

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by biker Don, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    biker Don

    biker Don [OP] New Member

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    I just bought my wife a 2011 Tacoma 4x4. She and I loved
    it. What I thought was an exhaust leak, just the injectors i
    have learned, no biggie. But at 1637 KM (1000 miles) I
    noticed a ticking from the left bank (V6) . This sound is
    really annoying me. The dealer said it was normal. I say
    it's not. It has to be a lifter and I am sure of it. I have
    4 opinions (not the dealer) and they all side with me. Its
    gotten louder. Cold start normal chain noise I can live with.
    But the ticking doesn't start until it's been run for 20 minutes
    on the road. My neighbor asked if my new truck was ok. I
    asked him why. He can hear the ticking 50ft away, says
    it sounds like a bad lifter. I am making the first payment
    tomorrow, Jan 27th. My wifes friend is a tech at another dealer.
    I am driving the 4 hours saturday so he can hear it. I build
    my own racing engines for motorcycles, my 18 year old son
    is following my footsteps. He thinks it sounds bad too. I told
    him if he built a motor that sounded like that I'd slap him.
    I am at the point I feel like letting them repo it. I am at my witts end
    and don't know where to turn. IMO it's not right, anyone else
    have an opinion, or similar unacceptable ticking, it sounds like
    a bomb that will detonate at 100, 001 miles, as soon as the
    Warrantee expires. This was my first and my last Toyota product.
    BTW my wife is a Leadhand at the RAV4 Facility here in Woodstock
    Ontario. She sides with me too.

    Oh ya, SLUDGE. Filthy white sludge on my oil cap too. POS
     
  2. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    twistax

    twistax Nothing but Tacomas for me please.

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    We all have the tick. Maybe you should find another owner and compare before letting them repo it :p
     
  3. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    CraigTRD

    CraigTRD Canadian in the South

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    vvt controller recall
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    its normal, live with it! it will outlast any domestic! even with a tick
     
  5. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    biker Don [OP] New Member

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    thanks for the quick replies. Sounds like
    we're getting somewhere. It better outlast
    my 97 AWD Astro LUXURY TOURING, 100% serviced by me. At
    410,000 Km (240,000 miles) I'd drive it
    across the country, not a leak, not a tick.
    The heater quit at Christmas, my wife fixed
    it herself by coming home with a new Taco.
    The Astro still drives like new as I replaced upper and
    lower B-Js, ties, idlers at 305 Kilometers.
    I'm off to a different dealer. Thanks Woodstock
    Toyota, you have cost a weekend of
    snowmobiling and a days pay so far because
    your "tech" don't know his butt from page 3.
    Oh I can't wait for round 4, coming up soon I hope.
    They love me there;)

    My wife builds Toyota's, I have faith !!!!!!
     
  6. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    twistax

    twistax Nothing but Tacomas for me please.

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    Toyota's been around for a long time and been building dependable vehicles for a long time also. If it werent for expanding family, i'd still be driving my 85' pickup that had almost 200k on it.

    Im on my 3rd Tacoma (96, 08, 10) and they have all sounded the same(tick and all) and have never failed. Except this one time when i got stuck in 4 foot of mud but it was my fault ;)
     
  7. Jan 26, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    CraigTRD Canadian in the South

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    I think Don's experiencing something a little louder than the standard Toyota tick. The VVT controllers on my '06 were replaced under warranty...I would assume that 5 years later they would have rectified that problem, but either way, this is an issue that the stealership is supposed to support you, not turn you away and say that it's normal.
    (Unless Don's over reacting to the standard little Toyota tick sound). ;)
    Either way, a second opinion is definitely in order.
    PS, London is better than Woodstock. ;)
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    The right bank has what I would define as "Normal" ticking of the valve train.
    The left side is extremely loud and can be heard from a block away as me
    and my neighbor lifted the hood and did the 100 yard walk last night. The
    only thing that hushed it was the freight train that crossed the iron bridge over the Grand River.


    I was to go to Owen Sound last friday but instead I drove to Woodstock
    saturday am (Jan 22), I spent an hour with the Service Manager. At the
    time he agreed it was louder than normal. Funny how "A$$ Kissers"
    can crap out their spine and turn on you. I wasted a whole weekend of prime snowmobiling in the Great White North. So Monday eve I made
    arrangements to be picked up in Woodstock and left the truck so they
    could hear my noise when a tech was in Tuesday. The truck must be hot and I don't think they warmed
    it up enough as they heard nothing that concerned them. I picked up the
    truck tuesday, I started it for the salesman, no noise other than a nice
    ticking from both sides. I drove it up to Innerkip and back to the dealer
    and had to force the salesman to come out and listen to the loud ticking
    that wasn't there when I left. He said it was normal, get used to it, which
    I never will. Most salesmen couldn't change a tire let alone diagnose
    such a sophisticated engine. So tonight we're off to a dealer in Brantford
    and then to London I hope friday (if I can have the day off at the cost of
    a vacation day) As for my Crapstro (LOL) I kept it for my son to use
    for the up coming racing season because it has been bullet proof since
    I bought it new in 97. It has hauled a two up sled trailer in winter and
    a 24 foot camper in summer 10's of thousands of carefree miles. A starter, an alternator
    a rad and 10 sets of rotors and pads........ I didn't have the heart to take
    advantage of a trade. Heck I have a mint 65 C20 with a 230 six/ Borg Warner 420 4 speed tranny with an Eaton 456 diff, you wouldn't know its running until
    your within 5 feet. Anyway I value honest opinions and shrug off stabs
    from those who feel they must make more noise than my Tacoma at
    idle. I got an honest lead from someone in the know here, thanks. If
    two other dealers tell me it's normal, I'll live with it. But if they say
    there is an issue.... I will over react on Woodstock Toyota, that you
    can count on.;)
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Get it on video for us. ;)
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    I would like to see it as well. That doesn't sound normal. I would like to hear the outcome. Keep us posted.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    Chris will be here soon to explain
     
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