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Squeaking like a bag of mice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by conrad ashworth, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    conrad ashworth

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    Last week I noticed a squeak coming from the back of my 2003 PreRunner TRD. Happens when I accelerate and continues until it's a faint high pitch squeal at full speed, probably because I can't hear it for wind noise then seems to dissapear. It also is noticeable when I slowly brake to a stop where its a slow dull squeak, completely speed related. You don't hear it if you coast or ride the brake. It's most noticeable during accelerations from stop though or accelerating from low speed. Its almost as if something sounds dry or rubbing together. I've had several people stand on the sidewalk and driven by them and had several suggestions from suspension to U joints. Its very loud in parkades or other enclosed areas or when driving beside buildings where you get the sound deflection from the structure. If i could be under the truck and drive it at the same time I could probably figure it out but there's only one of me so that won't work....any suggestions before I make an appointment and wait 3 weeks to get in or do more damage? Ive been driving it very gently till I figure out what it is. Thanks for any responses. :confused: Awesome truck otherwise, still get LOTS of compliments on it or people asking if its for sale :D
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    my '01 did the same thing. It was the u-joint by the pinion.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    conrad ashworth

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  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    Wow!! This is exactly what my '02 is doing. I hear it best when taking off, or coming to a stop. And parking lots next to buildings are the worst.

    I have an appointment Thursday with Toyota to try and find the problem. I had it in once, and they said they couldn't hear it. Now I can go armed with some information as to what is most likely causing it.

    Thanks a ton for posting this, and the great video. :)
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    Definintly sounds like a U joint if you know how, crawl underneath (after blocking your tires) & grab your drive shaft near to where the u joints are & move the shaft looking/feeling for side to side movement, if you feel barely any at all , U joint is probably bad, fairly easy to replace & not too expensive, hope this helps & good luck.....:cool:

    P.S. U joints usually wear out a little quicker with a manual trans as opposed to automatics.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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  7. Apr 18, 2016 at 3:58 PM
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    What did it end up being? My truck is doing the same thing and the video is no longer available
     
  8. Apr 18, 2016 at 4:12 PM
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    I thought about that but theres so much indiscrimitive slop in CB's by nature ..
     
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