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Hitch insert rattles??

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

  1. May 14, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    sicki

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    When i have my hitch in the receiver and no trailer, it rattles louder than any other truck ive had under same conditions.
    Do i just need a better quality hitch?
    any opinions?
    (yeah i know, just dont use it when your not towing hahaha)
     
  2. May 14, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    Larry Dangerfield

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    Get one of these, they work great. https://smile.amazon.com/RETECK-Tig...904&s=gateway&sprefix=anti+hit,aps,163&sr=8-3
     
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  3. May 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    Big tall dave

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    I just cleaned, then carefully wrapped my ball mount tube with 2 layers of black duct tape........
     
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  4. May 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    Cudgel

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    I used electrical tape and no more rattling.
     
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  6. May 14, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    JNG

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    While I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, the u bolt type and this type

    https://www.hitchclamp.com

    does not look like it would work on my factory reciever. Likely would work on a Curt or similar. Immediately behind the collar on the receiver I have there is a flat plate welded and would be in the way of either clamp.
     
  7. May 14, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    10tacosr5

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    ddettamanti

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    added layer of theft prevention as well.
     
  9. May 14, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    jmauvais

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    Tape works or a heavier bar stock will rattle less
     
  11. May 14, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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  12. May 14, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    Huh? It does fit! Thanks for the pic!
     
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  13. May 14, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    Tocamo

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    Grease. It also helps with rust prevention.
     
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  14. May 14, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    Cedar shingle. Just drive it in between the receiver and the hitch.

    I use to drive them in a barge that that sprang a leak. They would swell up and stop or slow down the leak until the barge was off loaded then sent to dry dock to have a steel plate welded over the crack.
     
  15. May 14, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    Cagedodger

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    I don't seem to have any issues with my Curt hitch.
     
  16. May 14, 2019 at 10:18 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    Do you have MT ? Because i thought it was my hitch insert rattling. It was actually the noise from all the play in the tranny and driveshaft when going in neutral over bumps. Sounds like something loose. Just saying.:homer:
     
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  17. May 15, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    This was literally the first thing i noticed when pulling my truck (^MT by the way and it wasnt noise from the tranny) off the lot. I didnt make it 5 miles down the road and i pulled over and pulled my hitch out and put it under the rear seat. Never noticed it on the truck i left at the dealer (16 f150) Not a big deal to leave it out, but i cant stand rattles.
     
  18. May 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    jethro

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    Hitch shouldn't make noise if it's got a trailer on it. And if it doesn't have a trailer on it, hitch won't make much noise if it's under the seat.
     
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  19. May 15, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    gmtech

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    take it out when your not towing!!! lazy your shins will thank me later or knees.
     
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  20. May 15, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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