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A 2010 Tacoma Mystery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harrai, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mar 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    harrai

    harrai [OP] Member

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    So there is finally a resolution to a very annoying problem that I was having with my truck, but before I tell you what that solution was, I figured I would give you all a chance to take a crack at it.

    So about the time I was finally getting some relief from the sound of a second blower motor going out, a new sound started. I could hear it in the cab, and it was just about the same noise level as the blower motor squeak/click, but was more of a click than that. I heard it almost exclusively on the free way, and much more so when I was next to a divider, with the sound bouncing back. It was louder when I opened the window. 55mph seemed to be the worst, and it got louder when I was turning to the right, and quieter when I was turning to the left.

    So I took it into the dealership. First they said they didn't hear it, then they said they thought it might be my racks or canopy, and that I should try and figure it out myself. It got worse. I took it back and the acknowledged the problem and got to work.

    They couldn't figure it out. It didn't make noise when it was running on the lift, and they had trouble diagnosing where it was coming from, even with using "electronic ears" that they said they positioned in different points under the car and then drove with. After a while, they decided it was probably the wheel bearing and so they replaced it. No luck. After a lot more head scratching, and still being unable to come to a definite conclusion, they decided that there was reasonable evidence to replace the front axle. No luck. So at this point all of the dealer techs were stuck.

    They initiated some sort of request for help from Toyota engineers, and some regional guy came out to help. Same thing; he couldn't figure it out. They took apart the entire drivetrain--so they say--and saw nothing wrong. Reassembled it, and still no luck.

    This was under warranty of course, so I wasn't paying for any of it. But the $1000's worth of services seem to be adding up, with no results. They didn't seem to be able to find any similar cases from which to go off of.

    Anyone want to take a guess as to what it was?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    ZMan2k2

    ZMan2k2 Well-Known Member

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    A rock stuck in the tire treads?
     
  3. Mar 27, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    08TacoTrD

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    Wheel well liner flapping in the wind?
     
  4. Mar 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman Benjamin Newman

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    Over in eastern Colorado I saw a red tacoma driving down the interstate and the entire rear section of the pass side rear fender was flapping in the wind, I felt horrible about seeing dudes truck try to rip itself apart, I tried blinking my lights at them to get them to stop but I guess they didn't see me.

    You don't drive a red Taco do you?
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    nobody4343

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    X2
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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  7. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    greenrustic

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    Tire? I bet you just got a new set
     
  8. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    fixer5000 the logical one

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    cut to the chase already lol
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    X2

    but I stand by " screw in the tire "

    or chunk of ice inside the tire
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    jw1983

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    Okay, stop being a troll and tell us.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    Wheel bearing.....
     
  12. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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  13. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    The window.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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  15. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    Definitely not the sounds of key clicks as the op types out the conclusion to this dark tale.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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  19. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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  20. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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