1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Had to do a water crossing...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jackal419, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:43 AM
    #1
    jackal419

    jackal419 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Member:
    #8995
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Vehicle:
    06 SR5
    Arctic Heater Package, KC light bar, Lightforce Lights, Softtopper Bed cover, TRD CAI, Thule Bike Rack
    ... now I'm getting a strange noise from the engine.

    Yesterday one of my dudes collapsed on a PT run, so I grabbed my Tacoma and headed back to evac him. I had to cross a large stream to get back to him and at one point my front left tire and part of the front end was pretty deep. To the point that I had water coming through the left side door seal. No pictures as I was obviously concentrating on more important things.

    Now when the engine RPMs come up, it sounds like one of the pulleys (on the front right side of the hood) is grinding. The sound is the worst from ~1500-2000 RPM. Any ideas on what I messed up?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:45 AM
    #2
    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7011
    Messages:
    17,641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rotorhead
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    Vehicle:
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Could have picked up dirt or something in there. have you looked under there for obvious stuff wedged in behind the pulleys??
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:01 AM
    #3
    jackal419

    jackal419 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Member:
    #8995
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Vehicle:
    06 SR5
    Arctic Heater Package, KC light bar, Lightforce Lights, Softtopper Bed cover, TRD CAI, Thule Bike Rack
    I'll have to check for that in a few minutes. Thanks man.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:07 AM
    #4
    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Member:
    #15878
    Messages:
    12,365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Jacksonville Florida
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 Double Cab TRD Rugged Trail
    CBI Moab 2.0, CBI Trail Rider 2.0, CBI sliders w/kickout, Superwinch EPi9.0S, OME sport shocks w/886 coils, OME n182, 1.5" aal, JasonBuilt 3/16th full belly skid, BuiltRight uca, Body Mount Chop, 285/75/16 km2's, Rear cat delete, exhaust crossover rerouted, Fog light anytime, Locker mod, Rear leaf tsb, Debadged, Uws Tool Box, Electric Exhaust Cutout, AFE Pro Dry S, Kiwi Wifi, Diff Breather Relocated, Grom Ipod Adapter, Dual Diehard platinum batteries isolated by BlueSea marine switch
    It doesn't sound like this is the problem but just in case you may want to check your airbox and see if there's any water in there.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 9:51 AM
    #5
    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17416
    Messages:
    4,347
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD Sport
    Custom Everything, 1 Ton Axles F & R
    Air box is on the passenger side, he said it was deeper on the drivers side.

    You toasted an idler pulley. Very common problem with these truck when they see water. they are supposed to be sealed bearings, but they are not.

    $40 from trdparts4u. 5 minutes to replace it.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 9:58 AM
    #6
    whodidit

    whodidit Sua Sponte

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20673
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    San Diego, CA / Fort Lewis, WA
    Vehicle:
    09 V6 4WD Silver DC LB
    285 BFG A/T, 3" Pro Comp Lift w/ 6100s, Moto Metal 958s, Flowmaster Standard 40 with downpipe.
    I had this exact problem it sounds like, I crossed thru mud up to the bottom of the doors and took my truck in, the problem they found is that it was the power steering pump and somethin with the serpintine belt... check those, hopefully that will give you an area to look at.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    #7
    brian

    brian Another Traitor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Member:
    #16011
    Messages:
    7,557
    Gender:
    Male
    Elizabeth City, NC
    Vehicle:
    2008 F-350 Powerstroke

    Good call, its always a pulley that goes. Strange you have a grinding sound. In my experience they just freeze up and squeal.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    #8
    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Member:
    #19096
    Messages:
    5,396
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andre
    HCMC, VN
    Vehicle:
    2006 STi
    The things required to pull bitches
    Yeah its most likely a idler pulley. I have the same problem but haven't fixed it yet.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    #9
    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Member:
    #17416
    Messages:
    4,347
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD Sport
    Custom Everything, 1 Ton Axles F & R
    I've already replaced the two upper idlers 2x a piece! I do wheel it very hard though...:D
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 3:13 PM
    #10
    jackal419

    jackal419 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Member:
    #8995
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Vehicle:
    06 SR5
    Arctic Heater Package, KC light bar, Lightforce Lights, Softtopper Bed cover, TRD CAI, Thule Bike Rack
    Thanks for the info fellas. I really appreciate it. I'm going to take it to the local dealership tomorrow and see if they can narrow it down to the idler pulley.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2009 at 7:47 AM
    #11
    jackal419

    jackal419 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Member:
    #8995
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Vehicle:
    06 SR5
    Arctic Heater Package, KC light bar, Lightforce Lights, Softtopper Bed cover, TRD CAI, Thule Bike Rack
    As a follow up, it turned out to be the idler pulley. Thanks for the info fellas. I'm going to swap it out tonight and I'll put a few pics of what water does to one of these guys.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2009 at 8:20 AM
    #12
    toku58

    toku58 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9882
    Messages:
    1,026
    Gender:
    Male
    HAWAII
    Vehicle:
    4x4 Beast!
    6" Fabtech Stage II, 17x9" Centerline Eclipse rims, with 12.5x35x17" BFG KM2's. On board air system,Toyota skid plate, spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD CAI w/AFE ProDry filter (21-90045),Flowmaster Dual exhaust, GrillCraft grill w/custom emblem, Custom Shifter, BushWacker fender flares, Hood struts, Underhood lights, TW driveshaft, Wet Okole seat covers, Dashlight mod, Many other little things to make the truck complete!
    doesn't your warranty cover it? Just play dumb and say you didn't do anything, it just started making noise.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2009 at 8:32 AM
    #13
    EricS76

    EricS76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Member:
    #9250
    Messages:
    69
    Central Texas
    Vehicle:
    08 DC SR5 Prerunner Black,08 AC 4x4 SR5 White
    I would imagine they consider an idler pulley a wear item like belts, hoses and tires.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2009 at 9:06 AM
    #14
    BeachBoy

    BeachBoy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Member:
    #15819
    Messages:
    657
    Gender:
    Male
    VT & QC
    Vehicle:
    '09 DC LB Sport+Leather
    Icon Extended COs / Camburg UCA / ATX Predator Teflon / Mickey Thompson MTZ / Color-Matched emblems / All-Pro Bumper & skids / Stubbs HD-SKO / Alcans custom leafs / U-Bolt flip / Icon rear resi shocks / Rear Bumper
    the idler pulleys are crap on our trucks. just have to swap 'em

    I'm looking into better alternatives
     
  15. Aug 6, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    #15
    brandob9

    brandob9 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Member:
    #18937
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    09 DC Long Bed
    Soundproofed cab, beeps purged, bed lights, extra bed tie-downs and TSB springs.
    Does this imply you can get the Army to expense your idler pulley?

    I think you did the right thing by going to get your guy, and I think my tax dollars should cover you.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM
    #16
    Veccster

    Veccster bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    ^ I agree. And I would think the Army should have vehicles nearby that can be used for this purpose. Vehicles that are much more capable of crossing 2' of water without issue.
     
  17. Aug 6, 2009 at 10:59 AM
    #17
    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17626
    Messages:
    13,625
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Pyrite AC TRD OR
    See Build thread
    X2.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    #18
    slick_711

    slick_711 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Member:
    #20513
    Messages:
    171
    Gender:
    Male
    DFW, TX
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Off Road
    Avid light bar w/2x Hella 4000C, Bilstein 5100s, Demello sliders
    As some of the other guys said, submit a request for reimbursement to your command. $40 worth of parts for your truck is far less than they would have had to spend had that soldier not been quickly and properly evac'd, not to mention the bad publicity of their not having a HMMV or med crew available. You did the right thing, you shouldn't have to pay for it (even if it's not much).

    I was under the impression all that was going on at Bragg these days was SOCOM stuff and Airborne? Friends of mine would have me believe that such units never have anyone fall out during PT. ;)
     
  19. Aug 6, 2009 at 2:34 PM
    #19
    jackal419

    jackal419 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Member:
    #8995
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Vehicle:
    06 SR5
    Arctic Heater Package, KC light bar, Lightforce Lights, Softtopper Bed cover, TRD CAI, Thule Bike Rack
    If I wasn't in a student billet at the moment I would submit said request. But in this case, the $40 for a pulley isn't worth the asspain.

    And there are a metric shitton of mil vehicles on Bragg that are capable of crossing that sort of water. Unfortunately, my pickup was the most readily available. Some dudes showed up with a gov't 15 PAX van, but turned around at the water. So it was Tacoma to the rescue.

    And I don't think this dude will be staying with the program, if you know what I mean....
     
  20. Aug 6, 2009 at 2:42 PM
    #20
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    28,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    sucks about the crossing....ask luni on here about water crossings on Bragg...haha. BTW, if u wanna have some fun w/ the truck again we're having a meet out at URE in October....should be a shitload of us taco's from TW going. we'll have a lil convoy leaving bragg/fayettenam headed that way again.
     
To Top