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

K&N Intake Rattle

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 4X4_TRD, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Jun 29, 2009 at 4:17 PM
    #1
    4X4_TRD

    4X4_TRD [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Member:
    #18577
    Messages:
    322
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    '03 Jeep RUBICON
    No front sway bar (does that count?)
    Hopefully I'm not the only one with this problem. I recently installed a K&N intake on my 07 Tacoma DC. On top of it being insanely loud at any throttle position other than idle, there is a rattle. Upon initial take-off from a stop or engine startup, I can hear the plastic from the filter/intake tube bounce off the middle filter heat shield mount (where the spacer is). I've tried adjusting everything from the support bracket to the filter to the tube where it attaches to the throttle body. It seems to work for a bit then it starts again about 40-50 miles down the road. Everything is still tight so I don't know why it keeps doing that. I do know for a fact that this is where the noise is coming from. Do you think I should just remove the heat shield or possibly attach some other support bracket? Anyone else have this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Maybe I should have passed up on this great deal.
    :confused:
     
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 4:23 PM
    #2
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    is ur filter touching the heat shield at all? when i HAD my K&N i had a rattle and got rid of it by having the proper filter placement. if its touching, move it to the left a bit
     
  3. Jun 29, 2009 at 4:30 PM
    #3
    4X4_TRD

    4X4_TRD [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Member:
    #18577
    Messages:
    322
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    '03 Jeep RUBICON
    No front sway bar (does that count?)
    I've tried moving the filter towards the passenger side along the intake tube with no luck. There doesn't seem to be enough room to slide it too much with the clamp still grabbing. I also moved the intake tube away from the throttle body a little bit but it still does it. I didn't want to move it too far away and have it fall completely apart. I'll try to get some pics when I get home. Thanks.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2009 at 4:32 PM
    #4
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    k, 1st do not move it away from the throttle body, not good! also check where the bracket screw is around the heat shield. it needs the proper location to not rattle, its alot of trial and error. the filter can be moved pretty far out. can you take a picture of ur filter placement?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2009 at 4:33 PM
    #5
    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Member:
    #16072
    Messages:
    26,682
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stephen
    Ric VA
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner TRD sport Silver
    K&N intake, Boston Acoustic SL 60 6.5 components up front, Rockford Power T16 6.5 in rear, Pioneer P4100 HU, Soon to be Pioneer Prs 4200f
    mine was hitting the heatshield pulled the filter toward the side of truck. just look to see where its closest to hitting and angle it farther from it and tighten the clamps
     
  6. Jun 30, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    #6
    JRW1223

    JRW1223 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Member:
    #16686
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jordan
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    07 DCab 4x4 sport
    All Pro long travel, All Pro Front bumper, BFG 285/75/16, American Racing Ledge Wheels 16x8, Vision X 8.7" Tungsten Halogen Off Road Lights
    It could be bumping up againest the hood struts. If you still can't find where its hitting at try putting weather striping around the edge of the air tank canister.
    If that doesn't work bring it down to Arizona on the 2nd of July and I will help you out with it.:cheers:
     
  7. Oct 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM
    #7
    Shake N Bake

    Shake N Bake Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Member:
    #79574
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    Tallahassee
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma TRD OffRoad 4x4
    I know its an old thread, but what resolved it? Mine is doing the same thing and its about to drive me insane
     
  8. Sep 17, 2013 at 1:13 PM
    #8
    dumbassdave

    dumbassdave Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2010
    Member:
    #46406
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    BC, Canada
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5
    Doing any offroading? The support bracket that holds the tube part of the filter bends over time which allows the filter to move and in my case, hit the wheel well.
     
  9. May 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM
    #9
    xxnikkixx85

    xxnikkixx85 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Member:
    #78487
    Messages:
    194
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Nikki
    Langley,B.C (Canada)
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma SR5 4x4
    PIAA FOG LIGHTS,Tinted Rear windows,Dunlop Fierce Mud Terrians,Blacked out badges,Blacked out taillights
    ya ive been doing some off roading and have the same thing came home from camping with this horrible knocking noise on the wheel well thought it was my fender then realized it was my air intake filter hitting my wheel well.. but still havent found anyway to fix it.
     
To Top