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Tacoma rattle in back

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by dgjones, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    David K

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    My '05 developed a rattle and it was one of the 4 bolts that hold the bed down... Simple tighten up (need special socket)... problem solved!
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:56 AM
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    I just don't see now those bolts could loosen. Mine looked loose but I had to use a 3' extension to remove it. If I had just tightened it instead of inserting that rubber spacer I mentioned, the bed would be twisted, which is visible from behind the truck (anyone following me could plainly see the bed wasn't level with the cab back window).

    If I wanted that I woulda bought a Ford.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Son of Liberty

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    Thanks y'all. I had this same issue after driving through some heavy brush this weekend. I thought I might have knocked something vital loose, but it was just the spare tire. I feel a little silly for not checking that until after reading this post...

    My leaf springs are extremely squeaky and the front end is noticeably lower than when I bought the truck. I hope to be installing a full OME lift soon.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    charlesc23456

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    It is the leaf springs. I have a 2011 Taco that does the same thing. The service tech told me it was the leaf springs.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    Twirlin

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    i notice a similar rattle. will be checking spare and leaf springs. thanks for the advice.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    TwzteD

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    my 13 has this rattle i will be c clamping the leafs tommrow soo annoying.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    BeEatNU

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    I figured this is my problem too.
    I have a 2013, I just changed my leafs to Deavers so they need to get broken in.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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    Parrothead1809

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    My 2010 TRD Short Bed Double Cab with 8k miles has the same rattles - although I sometimes get the feeling it comes from which ever wheel is currently hitting the pot hole (ie: even the front). Is there any sort of test to confirm the shocks are all working per spec?

    I have yet to check the bolts in the bed. I have crawled underneath to see if the spare is loose (it isn't) but I haven't tried actually dropping the spare and re-attaching it.

    Regarding the leaf springs - How can I determine that they are the root cause and what piece of them would be rattling ?

    Thanks,
    -PH
     
  9. Aug 16, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    Twirlin

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    Check the bed bolts. That was the cause of my rattle.
     
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