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Fixed passenger side "dash rattle"....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CRFan1, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    CRFan1

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    So this morning I was bored and went out to the garage to try and fix the rattle that comes from the airbag/upper dash area on my NEW 08. Took things apart and snooped around and did 2 things:

    1) Wedged some closed cell foam between the air duct and the fire wall...lay under the dash and look up and you will see. That helped a little.

    2) The main fix - I wedged a 6" strip of black closed cell foam (about 3/8 - 1/2" wide between the windshield and the front of the dash in line with the air bag and bingo, rattle gone. You cannot tell it's there unless you look.

    I am actually disappointed ....I have not owned a Toyota in about 10 years and I have always loved them but The cheapness of some things on this drives me nuts. This was NOT a cheap truck either. I have never ridden in a ford/chevy truck with this lack of a solid feeling. I can deal with certain things cause I know these trucks are dead reliable but making sure the dash is solid and rattle free should be a priority....its 2009. :(

    Anyway...if some of you try this let me know if it works.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    Delmarva

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  3. Jan 25, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    FlawedXJ

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    Poser, I fixed mine this morning too. I think my rattle was coming from a different place though. My rattle was coming from that giant wire bundle tapping that metal pipe thing in there.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    CRFan1

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    Thanks! Took it out for a drive and all is well....no more rattle.:thumbsup:
     
  5. Apr 15, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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    RedruM29

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    I love my Tacoma but you do have a very valid point... how about how cheap the new WRX's feel on the inside.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:53 AM
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    Burns

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    I also have a rattle on the passenger side but I haven't had time to see what it is. Thanks for the heads up, I now have a place to start. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Apr 16, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    I have been meaning to take care of this. It seems like I am reminded everyday shortly after leaving for work. Thanks for the tips :thumbsup:
     
  8. Apr 16, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    Veccster

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    I hate to say it but things do feel 'cheap' inside. The hard dash and cheap plastics (like the ac controls) bother me.

    At the same time, I did not buy a $45K vehicle. Similar priced Ford/Chevy may have better internals but they lack in reliability. My wife's 2006 Jeep GC has a LOT of cheap feeling parts. It has also been in for repairs several times (some were serious issues). I'll take reliability over a softer dashboard.

    My 2004 rattled a lot but it's a truck and I drove it like a truck. The stock ride on it was much rougher and things shook a lot more. My 2009 still feels more luxurious.

    Finally, I have never owned a vehicle that had ZERO rattles.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    I came from a 98 Ford Explorer...that thing had a TON of rattles...I think every interior panel rattled on the smallest bumps. Sometimes in my Tacoma I turn off the radio and just listen to how quite it is...NO rattles. I love it!
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    Not yet,
    How many 09 owners have the rattle?
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    I had the rattle, fixed it with some wire ties. Every know and then I hear it a little. Not enough for me to worry about at this time.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    Strange thing with mine. My rattle was BAD. Every little bump on the road it would rattle. It was pretty much constant while i was driving at any speed. I took my truck to Jiffy Lube (short on time) to get my $75.00 oil change :eek::eek::eek: -- was going to walk out when they quoted me the price but "sorry sir, we seem to already have your oil drained" -- and when i got the truck back....no rattle. Its been a few days and the rattle is completely gone. the silence is pretty weird.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    HOLY crap!:eek:

    And I thought $41 at the dealer was high!
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    yeah i couldnt believe it either. They advertise $29.99 for standard oil change. In fine print they have "Full synthetic -- add $35.00":rolleyes:. Pretty sneaky how they drain your oil and then quote you a price. I usually do it myself with Mobil 1 for around $30.00.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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  16. Apr 19, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Knock on wood. None here. Just the f***'n wind noise when going into a 15+mph wind doing more than 45mph or so.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    4k miles here ... had it for a while.... been to the dealer 3 times and they cant fix it
     
  18. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    09 tacoma owner with zero rattles, or any problems as a matter of fact( except the stock Head unit turns off randomly once in awhile, but im getting an alpine 9874 so it dosnt matter)
     
  19. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    09 and I have either a high frequency rattle or a buzzing coming from the speaker. The sound is coming from the passenger side kick panel area and only occurs when accelerating, but I haven't had time to fully investigate the problem.
     
  20. Jun 17, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    my rattle went away when i added some padding inside the front window gasket on both sides , i think there is a Tsb but not sure what's the number


    07 dcab trd
     
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