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Rear Roar

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by s.morris, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    s.morris

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    Howdy everyone,

    I just picked up a 2000 2wd Tacoma with 150000 miles on it. It drives good, the only thing is at lower speeds and periodically at highway speed I hear a roaring sound. I am in a single cab so the sound is amplified and I was curious what you guys think. This sound like a bad wheel bearing?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    roaring?

    only thing i can think of that would roar would be a bad muffler or catalytic converter...

    are you sure that the sound is a roar? not a metal on metal grinding?
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Well it definately doesn't sound like a grinding noise. It happens mostly at a lower speed, either acellerating to or decellerating down to a lower speed. It will periodically roar a little while I drive at a higher speed. It is a small single cab though, so maybe I am just not used to having the sound reverberate so strongly while I drive, but it just seems like there shouldn't be that sound. It almost sounds like momentary riding with someone who has a loud exhaust on there car.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    if it seems like an air flow roar everytime ur RPMs go up then its an exhaust leak or aftermarket muffler
     
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    does the sound change when you turn the steering wheel side to side at about 45 or so?
     
  6. Dec 7, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Only thing came to mind is your Fan. Do you have an idea where its coming from?
     
  7. Dec 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    First and foremost, thanks for the responses so far guys.

    To answer the question though, no it does not make noise when I turn the wheel or at 45 degrees. I actually drove a truck with bad CV joints last week and this sound definately does not sound like that awfull grinding noise. This sounds more like an exhaust sound so I am probably going to go and take it to get it checked out tomorrow. Do you guys think it be better for me to take it to toyota or just to a local mechanic? Also, I have the stock tires on it as of right now and the ride isn't the smoothest in the world. Is there any way I could smoothen the ride up a little on it? Different Tires maybe?
     
  8. Dec 7, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    O yea, and it sounds like it is coming from the rear.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    take it to a muffler shop... have them listen to it first...
     
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