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how to fix the toyota tick

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by ccollison, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    ccollison

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    i could have swore that somewhere on here i saw someone do a write up on how to lower or get rid of the "toyota tick" on the new 1gr engine but i can not find it to save my life please help thanks
     
  2. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    The Toyota tick is one of those things that just happen on Tacomas. No one really knows the cause or where its coming from.

    There is no problem with having it "tick". It doesnt lose power and doesn't hurt your engine.

    Put it this way if its ticking your engine is running :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    if ya cant fix it with a hammer you have a electrical problem
     
  4. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    pretend its a clock...
     
  5. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    Guys, do you think this tick could be from the radiator (cooling) fan? I'm not sure why I would think this. I know that some fans will grab during idle or slow driving and then shut off during higher speeds, or the other way around.
    I heard that some car companies will do this for their cars to save on MPG's.
    I'm not sure if you guys are hearing the same tick I hear but I usually only hear a ticking noise when I'm driving at slower speeds and I assumed it was the fan or something.
    What do you guys think?
     
  6. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    People have said that it might be the fuel delivery system or something along those lines.

    I usually noticed it the most when im going up a fairly steep grade while my truck still is in 4 or 5 gear (automatic).

    But I try and dont notice it. It doesnt harm your engine in anyway.... its just the engine's design that makes it tick.

    I'm pretty sure all of the Tacomas engines had some sort of "tick"
     
  7. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    Bite your tongue son. My 3RZ never made a sound. My 22RE sounded like a tap dancer (exagerating). My 2UZ is silent also.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    Hmmmmm....My 3RZ made quite the racket.....:confused:
     
  9. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    You couldn't hear a thing out of it. No tapping what so ever. I ran castrol in it forever then switched to Amsoil.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    Wow...I wonder why that was? Every Tacoma engine I have been around has ticked. Wait...there may have been a few exceptons. Oh well. :)
     
  11. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    I'm just saying though:eek:
     
  12. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    To paraphrase from another famous internet funny:

    Problem: Ticking noise coming from engine compartment. Sounds like a gnome tapping on the engine block with a pen.

    Solution: Problem resolved. Took pen away from gnome.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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  14. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    IF I remember correctly, the thread stated it was some sort of check valve for emissions.

    I do remember thinking; the fix seemed like it was more trouble than it was worth and I could live with the tick.

    The thread might have been linked from TW to another toyota site. Hope this helps.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    Maybe the tick is just to let the Fords and Chevys know it will keep on ticking long after they are gone.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    Just learn to ignore it. I don't hear it at all unless I stop and listen for it.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2013 at 4:35 AM
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    ;)Hey all every Toy I have owned does this. The older I get the less I hear it. It's just the Eight wander of the world!!
     
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