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Noisy Door Check

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by cryptolime, Sep 22, 2022.

  1. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:27 PM
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    cryptolime

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    My door check on my passenger side access cab door is making all sorts of noise. when i open the door all the way there seems to be some play in between the metal and plastic bushings inside the mechanism. when i'm driving down the road there is a constant clicking noise that I've found to be coming from the door check. it's frickin annoying and i need to fix it before it drives me insane.

    anyone else have this issue? did lubricant fix it?

    edit: if you don't know what a door check is it's the thing that prevents the door from opening too wide. here is a random google picture for reference:
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  2. Sep 23, 2022 at 4:55 AM
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    Both doors of my access cab have a ticking noise, more so when the outside temperature is colder. The noise is just behind my left shoulder, and I can press down on the driver side access door and stop it from ticking.

    It sounds like it is coming from behind the door panel and not the door check as shown in your photo. I have tried tightening the screw that holds the handle in place, shoving foam and cardboard between the panel and window, and nothing has fixed it.

    I have been meaning to remove the access door panels and see if I can fix it. It drives me nuts and now that the cooler weather has arrived, I am noticing it more again. If you search you can find others that are having a similar noise.

    I do not trust the dealer to take care of this and I plan to also install sound reducing material while I have the door panels off. I hope to have time next month to look into this further.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:51 AM
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    mine actually sounds like it's coming from the intersection between the rear trim panel, door, and rear glass but I isolated the sound to the door check. and you are right about cooler weather, mine seems to act up when the temperature drops a bit.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:52 AM
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    I had this issue on my tC. Same door check. Lube did not fix it. About $100 to replace. Swapped it out and no more noise. Should be covered under warranty if you have a 21 though.
     
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  5. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:54 AM
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    yea, i did some research and a lot of people are saying lubing/greasing didn't fix it and they had to replace it. which is crazy since this truck is pretty new and this is the access door I use the least.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:56 AM
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    Yeah it's something internally on the check. It makes sense when you have it your hand but hard to describe if you can't see/hold it. Dealer should make it right though. Pretty simple swap, 3 10mm bolts. Have to take the door panel off though.
     
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  7. Sep 23, 2022 at 12:08 PM
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    I'm beginning to think you could basically take this truck apart with a 10mm socket and a rachet handle.
     
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    Same. I am pretty sure it has something to do with the door panel and clips. I pulled my panel and the rattle stopped. But I can’t seem to figure it out and I got tired of driving around without a door panel. It was nice and quiet, though. Holler if you solve it.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2022 at 7:50 AM
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    i lubed the hell out of it yesterday and it did absolutely nothing to the noise.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2022 at 8:06 AM
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    there is a spring and ball bearing that seems to rattle around on the door check (door side inside the panel). I need to remove the panels to see if i can see what's going on in there. some heavy grease should keep it from rattling but you can't really get it in the proper place without removing the entire panel.
     

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