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annoying churping squeak

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by shift96, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    shift96

    shift96 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So after I brought my truck to the dealer for a failed attempt at balancing my tires, I now have this annoying little churping squeak. Very annoying. I know this is a shot in the dark but anyone have any ideas? I though it was the tailgate. not. I thought it was the spare tire. not. I looked around underneath but it could be a thousand things. Seems like it is coming from underneath in the front and definitely sounds like chassis related. Doesn't help that I notice EVERYTHING either. My wife says I'm nuts
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Subscribed...have the same thing (have had it for about a year now). Gave up looking for a solution.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    YEah it's driving me crazy:mad:
    What pisses me off is I had the truck for 6 years and the one time it goes to the dealer it now has a squeak
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    i have a similar chirping and i have spent every weekend for the past month crawling underneath and spraying silicon lubricant on various bushings to isolate the noise...

    so far, no luck finding it in the suspension and im wondering if it may be in the floating tranny mounts...

    the sound reminds me of when dirt gets in the leaf spring bushings but as often as i offroad, its hard to isolate this chirping squeek...

    if i find out, i will post up...
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    I may know what it is.
    I noticed that when they last balanced my tires, they didn't put the spare tire up all the way. So it was hanging down slightly and wasn't snug up against the truck, it wasn't a lot but enough.
    So that could be it, It also rubbed off some of the outside of the tire.

    So it wouldn't hurt to check that out, and make sure the cable is up all the way.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    I tried that and it was tight but good idea. I'll check the tranny mounts. Funny, it seems like when I go over bumps that want to "twist" the truck from the side (Hard to explain) not straight, head on bumps, it does it
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Have you checked the bolts that connect your trucks body to the frame? Should be 4 of them, they have rubber grommets on the bolts that attach to a washer and nut.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    I'll check those. Good tip.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    Might be worth a shot to check your U Joints also.
     
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