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Resonating sound from steering column & aftermarket A/C question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RichP, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    RichP

    RichP [OP] Dedicated Toyota Buyer

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    Great forums - learned a LOT about the Taco. Need some help with troubleshooting a problem.

    It's a '97 Tacoma base, 2.4 w/AT on the column. I'm getting a resonating sound through the steering column when the truck is not moving - and it's most noticeable when the truck is cold. It almost sounds like something's rattling somewhere.

    If I gently tug down or push up on the steering wheel it (mostly) goes away.

    I checked the steering play and the front end bits and everything's tight.

    At first I thought it might be the shifter assembly but the Tacoma uses a cable to change gears so there goes that theory.

    Any ideas where to look next?

    Also - I'm considering getting an aftermarket A/C kit - has anyone had experience installing one of these things? I know it needs to go in for the refrigerant charge but I was hoping I could install the kit myself.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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