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Had enough with the squeaking noise in the front. Ideas?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dacon, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Dacon

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    Short of 2 years old, started about 2 weeks ago, I have a squeaking noise in the front every time I go over something not leveled.
    Any idea where is coming from? All possibilities please.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Bad front body mounts are a common issue, might be something to check.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    Grease your hood latch mechanism and see if thats it..I chased a squeak for months that happened when I rolled over bumps and that ended up being the culprit
     
  4. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    hiPSI

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    If it's not your hood latch then the only way I've successfully fixed it is to take some light lube and start doing a few joints and bushings at a time. Drive a quick test course that makes it make noise. Repeat until quiet. Then you know what it is and you fix it.

    Several years ago I spent many hours doing this on a 4Runner. It was a bushing. The last one.
     
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  5. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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  6. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    Squeaks like a French hore's bed...
    Where are the cabin mounts/body mounts and how to check them? Replace with better ones? Remember seeing a post long time ago about replacing the cabin mounts. Diagrams or pictures would help.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    JaCado

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    Bushing in the cab mount where the cab mount chop is performed for the front ones.
     
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    You don't need that. Just look underneath at those places that bolt the cab to the frame... you know, the place where people cut to fit big tires.
     
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  9. Jan 15, 2019 at 1:19 AM
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    My truck just started doing this too. A little over two years old and 22K miles. My first guess is body mount too.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2019 at 1:31 AM
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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    Body mounts are under the radiator, at the back of the wheel wells and rear corners of the cab.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2019 at 1:34 AM
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    The leafs can sometimes sounds like the noise is coming from the front, as @hiPSI 's linked thread alludes to. But, I did have some squeaks from the body mounts after they settled in. The rear four are easy. I haven't dug into the front two yet, but they are quiet for now. The required torque isn't much. 30N-m from a bad memory?

    You didn't say interior or exterior. The passenger side speaker grille can squeak against the pillar trim, esp when it is cooler out.
     
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    Just throwing out another possibility...I had a similar issue where the radiator mounts were loose somehow and squeeked on every bump
     
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    Mine tends to get a bit louder in the winter after snow blows through; hitting the wheel wells / suspension with a power wash helps a bit. Might just be salt road, grime build up from the snow. I also did the passenger side front mount - it wasn't really worn too bad. I'll hit the driver side next to see if that is also a contributor.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2019 at 6:54 AM
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    Any better body mounts that the stock ones? (at work on remote location and no time to read all the posts).
     
  17. Jan 15, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    Mine was passenger side cab mount.

    G.
     
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  18. Jan 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    Taco lean eventually squashes them so some replace them with urethane. Ride is supposedly harsher and no idea if squeaks are eliminated.
     
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    For the most common culprit answer see below:

    Squeaks generally come from rubber components usually triggered by movement. Clunks and such are ussually associated by metal suspension components like springs or links.

    If dealer trip is not an option, a sound clip might be more helpful in getting help in the right direction. Just a thought.

    But of course there are better ones out there!

    Just ask the various salesmen of the aftermarket makers that manufactures them

    But your truck will never ride or be better for most general use than the OEM manufacturer that tested them under most general or normal circumstances

    Hope that helps
    Cheers!
     
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  20. Jan 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    My truck got rear ended and after a month in the shop for repairs I just got it back and it now has this squeak as well...
    3 years and 39000 miles on it...
    Guess I'll start checking body mounts...
    Pushed on my bumpers to cycle suspension but no noise but as soon as I start to drive it's there.
     

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