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Does a Tacoma become a Rattle Trap with Time and Mileage?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by saf023, Jan 10, 2010.

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Does a second generation Tacoma become a rattle trap with time and mileage?

  1. I have less than 25K miles and it rides and handles as tight and solid as ever.

    453 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. I have between 25K and 50K miles on my Tacoma and it rides and handles as tight and solid as ever.

    271 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. I have between 50K and 75K miles on my Tacoma and it rides and handles as tight and solid as ever.

    160 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. I have between 75K and 100K miles on my Tacoma and it rides and handles as tight and solid as ever.

    145 vote(s)
    10.4%
  5. I have over 100K miles on my Tacoma and it rides and handles as tight and solid as ever.

    159 vote(s)
    11.4%
  6. My Tacoma does not ride and handle as tight and solid as it used to.

    210 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    saf023

    saf023 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've read a few threads now where people are asking whether or not a second gen Tacoma will turn into a rattle trap with time and mileage. I figured the best way to find out was to simply ask.

    How many miles do you have on your Tacoma and does it still feel as tight as new? If has become a rattle trap, please let us the truck age and mileage when you started to notice the change.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    MOT

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  3. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    8th sin

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    58,000 and no rattles. My girlfriends audi has 45k and rattles like crazy.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    08 and 24k iirc and no rattling on the road. Off road on bumpy as trails is a different story though. Although much of the rattling is probably from my stuff in the glove box and bed box.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    gptoy

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    I have 240K km's (~159K miles-ish) on my 05. I had to tighten the top hinge on the drivers' access cab door as 2 of the 3 bolts had backed off by themselves and the door rattled like nuts. All good since they've been tightened down.

    My box rattles some bad though. I think I've narrowed it down to the sliding box divider in the bed (not sure if it's a Toyota option as I just bought the truck in August) and the fender liners of the box. I must be missing clips for the liners as they seem really loose and move around alot. Don't really notice the liners when I'm driving with the windows up but can really hear it with them down, the box divider I can hear windows up or down if the road's bumpy. It's embarrassing as I'm sure it makes my truck sound like a rattle can to bystanders which drives me nuts. First thing I'll be fixing come spring.

    Bit of a dash rattle too, but sounds like alot of people get that early in the truck's life and mine's not excessive, just annoying. I just turn up the stereo louder to fix that for now.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Well, let's see... after I fixed the buzz behind the glove box, re-balanced and lubricated the bearing in the blower assembly and snugged down a fastening clip on the right-front fender things are pretty quiet now. I have 14k miles... that's a lot of buzzes and creaks for a new truck, IMO. We'll see how it is at 100k.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    What does handling have to do with rattles and other noises?
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    topgun155

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    Dude its a toyota. The only rattle you might here is when the engine falls out the bottom. Unless you are in a Mariachi Band and carry Moracas with you.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    i have a rattle in the passenger side dash, rattles from behind the seatbelt dispensers (all four) and some type of noise from the rear of the truck (plastic bed, or leaf spring?)...alll only noticable when going over bumps...also a transmission type rattle from the drive train while going in N and going over bumps! ONLY 10K MILES WTF? how is everones truck here so rattle free. are you all def?
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    topgun155

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    Wow how did you get so many miles. lol
     
  11. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    sorry 10K
     
  12. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    about 30k rattle free for me. :D
     
  13. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    flatlander

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    Almost 14k here and solid as far as no rattles. But wind noise is a different issue.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    SURFTACO

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    I'm having the same issue. I'm crazy though. the smallest sound and i'm going nuts!! Any solutions to the above?
     
  15. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I've got 96k on my 2005 Taco and not one loose rattle or anything :)
     
  16. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    doodle_cakes

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    only 2 tiny rattles on mine at 46k.

    The little compartment for your garage door opener rattles at low revs, so I just put a folded up piece of paper in the space and it fixed it 100% and there is nothing visible.

    The shifter boot (wtf!) on mine sometimes rattles/creeks. I only notice it on long road trips when I'm taking a break from the tunes. comes and goes also.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    bigyetti

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    It depends on how you drive it. mine has rattles because i had a friend rewire my sirius radio while i was at work. needless to say its my fault i wasnt there to supervise. but eventulally stuff will wear out over time with abuse. remember take care of the truck an it will take care of you
     
  18. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    07TacoRidah

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    I have around 22k on my 2007 give or take a couple miles I took to the store right now. Nothing rattles, sometimes I feel like a window is open though (I checked, all closed) when the radio isn't on and it's just me listening to the truck in general.
     
  19. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    Carson

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    I have 103k on mine. It handles great, pulls good and the interior is quiet.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    LBtaco

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    88k feels pretty tight no real rattles, except the one behind the glovebox.
    the bed creaks a little but can only hear it with the windows down.
    there is the issue with wind noise, but thats a different story.

    all these were problems when I got the truck used, but there hasnt been any new rattles/squeeks/etc..
     
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