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Sounds Coming from Driveshaft.. I think

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mattypantsog, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. Mar 12, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    Like stated above. I have a 2015 tacoma, no lifts or anything have been done to her. When I got her I heard the sound but 4 months later and I'm cracking the window for air and I'm noticing for the first time how loud sounds outsidethe cab. Even when I'm hardly stepping on the gas she makes the noise and the noise only happens at about 5ish mph and then again at 20s and further into the 30s. Iv had her since November of 2020 and she currently has 37000 miles on her.

    The noise it's like medal vibrating werRRR sound.
    Any help is appreciated
     
  2. Mar 12, 2021 at 4:46 PM
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    With 37k, I wound not suspect wheel bearing or the needle bearing yet.
    How long has it been since the U-joints were greased?

    Sounds are really hard to diagnose over the internet.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2021 at 5:15 PM
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    Yes my new challenge is downloading a video on here. Iv never greased them and I don't see specifically if the maintenance included greasing them. They look like dry u-joints to me but I'll have to double check in the morning

    I'll do my best to get a video up
     
  4. Mar 12, 2021 at 5:24 PM
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    If the u joints are making noise greasing isn't the answer, replacement is.
     
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    One thing you may try is after a drive, take a temperature gun to each of the unjoint caps. If 1 cap is hotter than the others, that may be your problem.

    Something easy to try while you’re crawling under there anyway. :-/
     
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    Here's a video.

    Times to listen out for are

    00:05
    00:20


    00:24-27
    Lastly at 00:54 after a full stop
     
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    That doesn’t really sound a u-joint.
    That almost sounds like heat shield or something.
    Have you checked all the heat shields and guards under the truck?
     
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    Yes I checked the heat shields and guards. Made sure everything that's bolted in is tight
     
  9. Mar 12, 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    Thanks for the idea. I'll check that out
     
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    Yup. I had a buddy to this and it worked for him.
     
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