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Ticking at idle

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by doug355r, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    doug355r

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    So I've read a bit about the Toyota Tick. It seems that most people have it in the low RPM range when driving. I happen to have a tick when I'm at idle. I have a AT and the tick is only when I'm in gear. If i move the trans into neutral or park, the tick goes away. Is this the same tick or a different one? Should I take my truck in?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    Might be a different "tick" if it's related to the transmission. :confused: The one that is most commonly referred to, is very quiet and almost sounds like a lifter tapping in the engine. IDK.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    This is not a quiet tick and is only in gear. I have the extended warranty so I will take it in and see what they say. I was hoping someone else had the same issue before.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Well I know mine ticks when in neutral but not sure when I am in gear. Wait until Chris4x4 chimes in before you head to the stealership. I was worried about the tick to, but was told that it was completely normal on our trucks.:cool:
     
  5. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    Its really hard to diagnose ticks online. If it happens only in gear, does it go away when the truck moves?
     
  6. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Chris,

    I can't really tell if it goes away, but I'm assuming it does. I have the TRD exhaust so I don't hear much from the engine when I'm driving.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Chris,

    When I take my foot off the brake and let the engine just pull the truck, the ticking/rattling goes away. Any ideas? I'll see if i can get a video or sound clip of it. Or at the next meet and greet I can have you take a look. I'm usually really good with mechanical things but for the life of me I can't figure this one out.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    yah. I would like to hear it in person. Im busy this weekend, but anytime after work, or whatever, you could swing by, and I can take a look at it.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Thanks man! I'm actually going up to Snowbowl this weekend so weekend is out for me too. You have time after work this week or next? Just let me know the best time for you. I'll buy you a beer or something for your help. Thanks again!
     
  10. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    Im still not working right now, so Hit me with a PM when a good time is for you.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Chris, you have time after 5:30 at all this week? I'll even buy you a beer!!!:D:D
     
  12. Feb 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    PM sent.
     
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    PM sent back. Works for me.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Chris,

    Thanks for the help again on Saturday, and it was good to meet you. I felt like such an idiot after I left...lol. I can't believe it was just the TRD CAI box that was hitting something. I was looking at the trans and under the truck the whole time. Again thanks and let me know if you ever need anything!

    Doug
     
  16. Feb 22, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    Lol, nice easy fix :D
     
  17. Feb 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    My K&N intake does the same thing with the ticking in gear and all. drove me crazy, but it made me feel dumb thinking there was a big problem with my truck :D
     
  18. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    I felt REALLY dumb! Took chris4x4 all of about 5 min to figure it out. I had probably spend at least 2 hours under the truck in the past 2 weeks trying to figure out what it was.

    Thanks again Chris!
     
  19. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    Glad to help Man! It was nice to meet you too! :)
     
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