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

Ticking noise at idle.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brettmc, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    #1
    brettmc

    brettmc [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Member:
    #18458
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    St Louis, Mo area
    Vehicle:
    2004 2wd tacoma
    This is my 04 2.4L 2wd regular cab, a real commuter queen.

    When I stop and the engine idles for about a half a minute, it will idle down and I'll start hearing this ticking noise that sounds like a solid lifter chevy v8. I *think* it's valve tick but cant be sure. I checked the maintenance schedule and no where do I see any recommended valve adjustment schedule. It only has 80k and runs great. Of course, any gradual performance degradation will probably go unnoticed in the year and a half I've had it. It gets anywhere from 25-26 mpg in mixed city/highway driving.

    Is this ticking normal or should I attempt some servicing?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    #2
    Pig Punisher

    Pig Punisher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Member:
    #40880
    Messages:
    204
    Gender:
    Male
    Dearing ,ga
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 sr5, 99 4x4 trd
    Walker Evans coilovers, 285/75/16 km2's, Allpro tube bumper, Warn m8000, custom spare tire carrier, rear bumper work in progress: the 99; tec one coilovers 32" km1's on 17" stock chevy steelies, 1.5" rear shackles
    I hate to say this,and then something happen to your engine, but toyotas tick, Ive had 3 1st gen 2.7's and they all ticked. Come to think of it every 22r I've ever had ticked also.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:42 AM
    #3
    COMAtized99

    COMAtized99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Member:
    #25746
    Messages:
    672
    Gender:
    Male
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    99 Taco w/ a V8
    The cab, Bed and frame are stock...
    I have spent the last year trying to figure out this problem on my 96 tacoma with the 2rz. I finally took it to a friend who works at a toyota dealer. He had one of the techs there look at it and he said it had something to do with the wrist pin. That there was extra play causing the sound. He said that it was nothing to worry about that it would never become a problem. You will never see a power loss ar have any troubles out of it.

    the sound i hear is somthing like a fluttering ticking noise. it only does it when the motor is warm, NOT cold. It changes w/ RPM.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM
    #4
    brettmc

    brettmc [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Member:
    #18458
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    St Louis, Mo area
    Vehicle:
    2004 2wd tacoma
    I don't mind the noise...heck I like that "mechanical music". I just want to fix it if it's a problem, which it doesn't sound like it is...so far. Keep the comments coming.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:26 AM
    #5
    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Member:
    #25814
    Messages:
    31,364
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dick
    In close proximity to an undisclosed location
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCLB 4x4 SR5
    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    Yeah, the 22RE required valve adjustment every 15k. I did them too loose once, and it sounded like a freaking flamenco dancer with castanets in there! But even when they were in spec, they ticked.

    But I am clueless on the 2.7, and haven't heard the "wrist pin" explanation. That seems a little dubious. I think I read somewhere that valves are not a routine maint. item, but they are adjustable with shims and a spring compressor, and this link indicates they should be checked at higher mileage (~120k). Not as easy as the 22RE.

    http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30847&page=2
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM
    #6
    COMAtized99

    COMAtized99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Member:
    #25746
    Messages:
    672
    Gender:
    Male
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    99 Taco w/ a V8
    The cab, Bed and frame are stock...

    just telling what the tech of 25yrs told me.. I tend to beleive people when they have been doing it for so long
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    #7
    BuckNakedBooda

    BuckNakedBooda There's no place like 127.0.0.1

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Member:
    #36937
    Messages:
    1,484
    Woodbridge, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2013 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Limited 4x4
    Damn. I had 2 Toyota Celicas in the 80s that had the 22RE engines in them and never heard any ticking. On one of them I went over 55,000 miles before changing the oil. Those 22REs are the best engines that I have ever seen....
     
  8. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:12 PM
    #8
    NegroTundra

    NegroTundra Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Member:
    #45227
    Messages:
    652
    Gender:
    Male
    Land of Enchantment
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma TRD 4WD 5 spd
    Why?:confused:
     
To Top