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Help a girl out? What's this noise?? 2001 Tacoma 3.4L V6

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by _Lisa_'01Tacoma4x4, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Jul 30, 2020 at 6:34 PM
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    _Lisa_'01Tacoma4x4

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    Lifted (not sure of height), Falken RockyMountain 285/75/16 tires, unsure of wheel details, auto leveling kit, moded to HID H4 headlights from previous owner. Recently Upgraded to LED headlights.
  2. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:58 AM
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  3. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    A/C Idler pully makes a similar sound when the bearing goes bad
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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    Sounds like air in the rack me if I had to guess. Have you turned the wheels full lock left/right a few times?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    SCORPION 1A

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    I’m about 80% sure it’s a pump going bad OR a Flux Capacitor.
     
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  6. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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    Yes, many times. Doesn't seem to get any better than that... ‍♀️
     
  7. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:21 PM
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    Lifted (not sure of height), Falken RockyMountain 285/75/16 tires, unsure of wheel details, auto leveling kit, moded to HID H4 headlights from previous owner. Recently Upgraded to LED headlights.
    PS pump (& resivour) was just replaced few weeks ago.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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    Did the noise start after you changed any part in particular?
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    _Lisa_'01Tacoma4x4

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    Even when I'm unable to run ac at the moment? (Still no No freon after repairs)
     
  10. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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    Yeah, that pulley is always spinning. Might be able to get a better idea of where it's coming from looking down on the engine with the hood open
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    You could always disconnect the suspected belts and see which components still are making noise.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    Does it make any noise on start up? How are your belts?
     
  13. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Yes. take off 1 belt then the other, spin all spinning parts. It's 1 of them. You'll find it.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    The sound is too vague to say one way or another. You need to pop the hood and pinpoint the noise then take a video of it to better approximate and make educated guesses as to what it is.

    Take a long flathead screwdriver and use the handle as a listening tool while pressing the tip against the body of the items in question to see where it comes from.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2020 at 12:19 AM
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    Lifted (not sure of height), Falken RockyMountain 285/75/16 tires, unsure of wheel details, auto leveling kit, moded to HID H4 headlights from previous owner. Recently Upgraded to LED headlights.
    Ok. Lemme find the videos I took throughout all the repairs... (I documented everything)
    I'll also show ya, what exactly all the repairs were done... (I don't think I worded that right, but you get what I mean to say). ‍♀️
    Sorry I'm tired. ☝️
     
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  16. Aug 2, 2020 at 12:28 AM
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    Any little bit helps!
     
  17. Aug 3, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    Lifted (not sure of height), Falken RockyMountain 285/75/16 tires, unsure of wheel details, auto leveling kit, moded to HID H4 headlights from previous owner. Recently Upgraded to LED headlights.
    Ok so here's what was the initial problem was... noticed a substantial leak...(back in Feb)

     
  18. Aug 3, 2020 at 5:19 PM
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    First startup after repairs and leak fixed...

     
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  19. Aug 3, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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    And then again, a day later...



    So replaced PS pump (w/ resivour)
     
  20. Aug 3, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    I sort of hear it now. So let me ask you a question, after you replaced the pump and reservoir assemblies did you bleed the system or did you just put on the cap and call it good?

    Also, try turning your wheel hard to the left or right and hold it for a few moments, does the noise increase or does it sound the same?
     

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