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TSB: DIY Front Seat Squeak Noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovetacos, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Performed my own TSB yesterday....I had a very annoying squeak from my driver's seat. The sound was a creaking/squeaking which happened whenever I leaned forward or pressed on the break pedal.

    At first I thought it was the seat tracks or the seat cushion but I found a TSB for it so I thought I would give it a shot. I am past the 36k mile warranty so I had to do it myself.

    After finishing the annoying squeak is GONE!

    Here are a few pics of what I did and copy of the TSB so you can DIY!

    Items needed:
    - Dremel, Hacksaw or any type of cut off tool.
    - Sanding Drum or Grinding Stone for Dremel or a file.
    - BLACK Touch up paint
    - 2 Small Felt pads (not in TSB but I added them to the process, see pics below).


    1. Remove the seat from cab. There are 4-14mm bolts plus a couple connections to unplug under the seat (at least for my '06 Sport). Sorry no pics.


    2. Place the seat on workbench or floor.


    3. In these pics you can see the 2 pins on the seat track. These need to be removed. They are only there to ease installation of the seat during manufacturing. They serve no other purpose so they are ok to remove.
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    4. Cut off the pins with your cut off wheel. I used a Dremel with a Fiberglass Reinforced Cutting Wheel. Cut as close as you can to the base of the pin without scratching or cutting the seat track.
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    5. Sand what's left of the pin getting rid of any sharp edges. I used a Dremel with a Grinding Stone attachment.
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    6. Clean the area thorougly then apply touch up paint to the bare metal areas.


    7. I added this step just in case the pin still touches the floorboard on the truck. I used 2 felt pads and placed them on floorboard covering the holes of where the pin used to insert to. Not sure if it helped but it doesn't hurt to have some additional padding.
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    8. Install the seat back into the cab and test for squeaking. If it didn't get rid the squeaks you just wasted about an hour of your life. :p




    *I am not responsible if you cut off your finger, have a heart attack, get metal shavings in your eyeballs, the dog's eyeballs or any other accident that may cause bodily harm during the process of this DIY instructional guide. In other words: DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. :D
     

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  2. Dec 21, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    yodaman

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    You are awesome. Did this earlier today...actually I used a hacksaw but NO MORE NOISE!

    Very happy. All those months rolling around with that annoying noise. I thought for sure it was coming from the seat cushion.

    I appreciate you taking the time to make this post. Now if I can only fix my vibs I would be 100% happy. One thing at a time.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    You're welcome! It's good to see I'm not the only one who experienced the squeaking.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    GT150

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    Great now the seats are sqeaking, mines ok...everything else squeaks though............
     
  5. Dec 21, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Completely disagree that that is their only purpose.

    But if the need ever arose for their other purpose at least you won't have to regret your decision to cut them off for long.

    In this life at least.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    I'm guessing you didn't read the TSB that Toyota released. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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    No I didn't!:facepalm:

    I've seen just how destroyed seats can be after a rear-end, so I would never have believed it if I hadn't seen it though. They are perfectly located to provide additional safety margin against the seat dislodging forward or backward in an accident.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    Well I'll be...
    Mine started squeaking today and I just figured my big @ss was wearing them out and I was going to have to spend days figuring this out.

    Good work Gavin!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    crashnrondo

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    Thanks for doing this, I just fixed mine last night because the squeak was driving me so crazy I was ready to kick a puppy.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    Finally!! Thank you!
     
  11. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    This is awesome, my 2010 squeaks. But not after this it won't
     
  12. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    ilovetacos

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    Thanks for the rep guys!

    7 months later and the squeak is still gone!
     
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