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NOOB Tacoma owner question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Vikinglord, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    Vikinglord

    Vikinglord [OP] Active Member

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    Hello all. I have always driven Toyota pickups, but this is my first Tacoma and first Toyota V6. I picked it up from a private seller who bought it new in 2005. The truck is an 06 and only has 50K miles on it, and he has records of all regular maintenance done by the dealership. He has a work vehicle and was over in Afganistan for a couple of years, so the mileage is so low. The truck runs and handles great. Not one scratch or chip in the paint and the interior is pristine. The owner REALLY took care of this truck.

    But when I listen into the driver side fender well, I hear a consistent ticking noise. It is not loud, but sounds like the lind of tick you hear if the truck was low on oil, a clogged oil filter, or a stuck lifter, just not nearly as loud. The oil is full and looks good. The owner told me it has always sounded like that since he bought it, (I believe him, he is also US Army),and with the completely consistent maintenance record, I would think the dealer would have noticed that sound and fixed it.

    Is this normal for a V6 Tacoma? I would think if it were an engine issue, the rhythm would not be so consistent. I am planning to get the oil changed tomorrow, but wondering if I am just not used to newer Toyotas.


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  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    Enzo

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    All 2nd gen V6 tacomas do that. Nothing to worry about. Nice truck!
     
  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

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    "Toyota tick". It's normal. Welcome to TW and enjoy your new truck!
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Normal
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    Welcome to TW. :)
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    ChamYota

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    Another DSM Taco :D

    Its the Toyota tick as others have described. No need to worry.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    Thanks gang!
     
  8. Feb 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    myname150

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    Tick is normal bud!

    It seems to not only affect our V6s, parent's new tundra has a tick too on the 5.7L.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    Welcome and congrats, looks like a great find.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Turn your stereo up bro...
    Welcome
     
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