1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

side steps noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by atla512, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:21 PM
    #1
    atla512

    atla512 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Member:
    #19631
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    i installed a set of Bully side steps on my 09 DC SB. everything was fine for a few weeks then one day i kept hearing noises from the rear drivers side.

    it makes a noise everytime there is stress on the frame. im not sure how to explain this but if i go up a hill at an angle with the front passengers tire 1st i can always hear something from the rear drivers side.

    the side steps is the only thing i installed on the car aftermarket. wondering if anybody else had that issue. sorry for the crappy description
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:15 PM
    #2
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19356
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Western New York
    Vehicle:
    09 4X4 SR5 BSP Double Taco
    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    hummm, trucks do flex. i have side bars but no such issue.
    may-be recheck all the hardware of the bars to be sure nothing came loose?
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:37 PM
    #3
    Old Soul

    Old Soul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Member:
    #16995
    Messages:
    367
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    09 AC V6 SR5 2WD SWB
    not to many, love it the way it is
    is it a body mounted type or frame mounted? make sure the bolts are torqued appropriately
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:48 PM
    #4
    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Member:
    #12223
    Messages:
    7,103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Left Coast
    Vehicle:
    09 Magnetic Gray TRD OffRoad
    TRD cat back exhaust, TRD Cold Air Intake, differential breather mod' Hellwig rear sway bar, 16x8 TRD Ivan Stewart's, Michelin LTX A/T2, DTRL Stealth Mode Mod, custom "Texas Edition" shift knob, Sock's "Classic" bedside decals, MetalMiller custom grill emblem, 20% front tinted windows, tinted taillights, Viper alarm, ScanGauge II, Flyzeye Designs V2W Tacoma Interior LED lighting, de-mud flapped, de-badged, extra D-rings under bed bolts, WeatherTech ED floor mats, G4 Elite Fold a Cover ,Toyota bed mat, tailgate theft deterrent device and absolutely no plasti-dip!
    ^^ I'm going to guess they are frame mounted and a bolt came loose. Did you install these are did you have them installed? Check all of the hardware to insure washers and lock washers were used and re-torque all of the bolts. If all of this seems fine look for a bad or faulty weld. Use the wooden handle of a hammer and tap along the entire length of the step and by the welds and listen for a vibration. Sounds can play tricks on you, check both sides.
     
To Top