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Can anyone identify this noise?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by beckettisgod, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    beckettisgod

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    I hate to start another "WTF is this noise????" thread, but I'm not really good with this kind of stuff and before I head to the stealership or local garage I'm wondering if anyone has any insight on this noise.

    Truck is an '05 TRD sport 4.0L V6 with 93k on it, runs fine otherwise.

    It only makes the rattleish noise in gear, R, D, 4, 3, 2, 1, and in H4 and L4. Heard outside the truck decently and somewhat inside the truck but seems to go away at higher speeds. No noise in neutral or park...other than the usual.

    First vid is just of the truck in park idling, included for comparison (excuse the honda with a fartpipe towards the end of the vid lol)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncSj2LTF8YA

    The truck in gear (D), with the e-brake set...if you listen you can hear the rattle or w/e it is.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_MHV_TUkxI
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    Nobody can relate to this sound while in gear?
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    does it change as the rps go up/down? almost sounds like something in the exhaust
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    I don't hear anything to be concerned about. Sounds pretty normal to me. Are you experiencing any problems?
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    Yes to this, it's really only noticable when idling in gear, or coasting at low speeds. It pretty much goes away as you accelerate up to highway speed, but I have the TRD exhaust and it drowns out all other noises lol.

    Yeah, I noticed when I recorded them with my phone I couldnt really tell the difference on the phone, until I got home and put them on youtube.

    I had a feeling it may be a "normal toyota noise" but I wanted to make positively sure before I take it in for a look... and I'm not really experiencing any abnormal behavior otherwise.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    I am pretty sure you have nothing to worry about. Like wolfpack said, it is just the "Tacoma tick". My truck sounds the same way.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    Yeah, the tick I'm used to, it's the grinding/rattling noise in gear that gets me.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    I had a Celica that would rattle a heat shield only between 1500-2500 RPM. Perhaps one of your skids or shields is a little loose?
     
  9. Feb 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    Oh well I don't hear that??? It is probably one of those "you have to hear it in person" type deals.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    I'll climb under her tomorrow and see if I can't feel something loose on the exhaust. Thanks to everyone for the input. :)
     
  11. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    Well, I had a chance to climb under and slap things around a bit. Didn't find anything obvious at all, checked all the heat shields, slapped the shit out of the exhaust. The only thing I found was that the front skid plate was stuffed in a little bit on the left side. It was making contact with supports under there. I separated it with a prybar. So, after firing it back up and throwing it in gear, the noise wasn't quite as loud. So I'm going to just assume this noise is normal and I'm going to leave it at that. If I have problems related to this noise I will update. Thanks again!
     
  12. Mar 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    in my 07 i had a noise like that it was the air intake in the fender was worned out it would make anoise in all gears up hills let off gas it would stop took out put cooler air intake in and it stop Toyota got a flyer on it fond out when i took it in to be service hope this helps
     
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