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Very odd sound......

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ARNIE R, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Sep 3, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    Well, they’ll tell you it’s nothing to worry about. Personally it drives me /insane/ and i don’t know why the hell they can’t fix it. You should take it in though
     
  2. Sep 3, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    Seems to me that the rhythmic characteristic would almost certainly eliminate wind noise. I’d bet it’s diff howl despite that typically being around 55mph
     
  3. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    Thanks for all of the replies and suggestions. I have a lot of follow-up reading to do.
     
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    This sounds similar to the intermittent, predictably timed, harmonic sound I frequently hear in the rear of my truck. It is particularly noticeable under load (with multiple occupants going up a hill or pulling a boat). It lasts about 2-3 seconds, goes away, comes back less than a minute later. I did not notice this initially, but it happens all the time now (9K miles) when I am towing my boat. This is not the same type of sound as the rear diff growl/howl that I lived with on my V6 Rav4. Not sure if its something to be concerned about or not and curious to hear your outcome.
     
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  6. Sep 3, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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  8. Sep 3, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    Sometimes, you just gotta laugh about life......:kona:
     
  9. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    The rhythmic nature of the noise makes me think A/C whistle. Usually occurs under certain conditions for 3-4 seconds whenever the compressor cycles on. The compressor normally cycles on and off, which could explain the 20 second separation.

    The rear diff howl is a constant howl from 50-60 mph... noise peaks at about 56-57 mph. Goes away when lifting foot off gas, comes back when foot is on gas.
    LCA howl seems to depend on crosswinds, so it can be sporadic, but not rhythmic.
     
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  11. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    Hmmm. Never thought about that. I'll have to give it a test run with the AC off. Haven't done any real highway miles since I got back from FL last week.
     
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  13. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    I think you hit the nail right on the head with that one. Read every single post and they match my issue precisely. I did take it out for a short ride today with the AC on at first and as soon as the sound started appearing after about 10 minutes of driving, I shut the AC off and could not detect any noise whatsoever after that. Now, when I take it in for its 5K service, I will have something for them to look at.
     
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