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Rattling Sound From Brakes

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Wolfpack#1, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Jul 13, 2019 at 11:16 PM
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    Wolfpack#1

    Wolfpack#1 [OP] Active Member

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    I got my truck serviced the other day. Basically all they did was change the oil and rotate the tires.

    The next morning driving around with the windows down I heard a metallic rattling sound while the car was moving. I got out of the car and looked things over. Everything looked normal. A guy who happened to be walking his dog on the street said he could also heard the noise when I drove by. I went home and checked over the car. I checked the oil level, took off the skid plate to make sure nothing metallic was left bouncing around on top of it. The filter, drain plug looked ok and I saw nothing out of the ordinary. I then made sure my lug nuts were torqued correctly. I took another test drive and the noise was still there.

    I think the issue is something rattling with the front brakes on the drivers side. I will get back under the truck later and see if perhaps the dust cover my have been bent or something dislodged during the tire rotation.

    Any ideas?

    Isn’t it wonderful when you have to fix something the dealership screwed up during simple required maintenance?
     
  2. Jul 13, 2019 at 11:23 PM
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    JaCado

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    Most likely the brake dust shields are rubbing or vibrating.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    Harvo

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    That happened to mine but it turned out to be a loose skid plate bolt. Not enough for the bolt to rattle, but the movement between the plate and the mounting point was making the noise.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    Garyji

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    Definitely look to the skid plate first.

    G.
     

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