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engine fan sounds like it is slapping something

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    Marioso

    Marioso [OP] El Pitufo

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    stick a paper in a fan and it makes like a slapping sound right? or another example is riding ur bike when u were little and sticking a flat coke can in the rear tire to give it the dirt bike sound.

    the slapping turns off as i drive but in park, neutral, and reverse it starts again. in neutral it makes the sound and in reverse the sound gets louder as the rpms increase.

    anyone have any experience with this?
     
  2. Aug 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Jester243

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    You checked all around it for anything hitting it?

    :notsure:
     
  3. Aug 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    i felt all the blades and nothing, unless something is hanging from the cover idk what it could be, it changes do if i go on dips, it seems like it grinds even more
     
  4. Aug 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    See if the fan is rubbing on the lower edge of the fan shroud. If it is, search on here for 05 motor mount problem. I really hope that's not what's up with your truck, but it is a common symptom.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    holy fuck! u scared me, so give it to me straight, if it is a motormount (someone else mentioned that to me) what would it cost?
     
  6. Aug 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    If it is a serious slapping than my guess would also be a motor mount since it is a well known symptom of this problem. The mount usually collapses into the frame. Cost of repair usually depends on what route you wish to take - could be as simple as welding/gusseting the mount or as complicated as needing a whole new frame.

    Hopefully this isn't the issue, but the fan hitting the shroud is a known symptom of a broken mount.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...tor-mounts-failed-failing-14.html#post2048881
     
  7. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    sounds like a bad mount, i'd look at it before i drove it too much.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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  9. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    i hate reading lmao im going to a mechanic tomorrow
     
  10. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    can i see if the mount is broken? i saw the pics of a broken mount, i just dont know where to look
     
  11. Aug 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    driver side of my engine cover looks slanted :/ waiting for mechanic to arrive
     
  12. Aug 12, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    you can have someone hold the break and put the truck in drive. if they press the gas while holding the brake the engine will lift excessively 3-4". happened to my s10.
     
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    did u recently jump your truck? after accidentally launching of the razor back of a dune in Pismo going 65 mph (i literally shat my pants), i landed so hard that I bend the radiator in and pushed the fan shroud closer to the fan, causing the fan blades to strike the bottom of the fan shroud. Dremeling off watever hits is a simple solution :thumbsup:
     
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