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What's your dash rattle?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by HuckleSmothered, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    HuckleSmothered

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    Nearly every vehicle older than the bottle of ketchup I still have in the back of my fridge seems to have a dash rattle. It appears several on this forum have posted about help with one, as well.

    I thought it would be nice to get a collection going here. Specifically;

    What caused your dash rattle and what did you do about it?

    (No requests for help here, just past solutions, please)
    (Mostly interested in 1st Gen Tacomas, each type should have their own thread.)
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    Aw9d

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    My dash doesn't rattle yet, but my damn drivers door 'creeks' when I hit bumps.. Something with the rubber seals I think.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    steve o 77

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    no clue what causes it. Mine is so minor I don't even notice it anymore.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Alpha Q Up

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    Mine started to rattle after I did the LED dash mod. I am missing a screw.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    TacoSurf4x4

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    mine sounds like theres a bobcat fighting a mongoose in my engine bay... just turn the radio up!!! hahaha
     
  6. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    The passenger side of my dash rattles, sounds as if coming from in front of (towards windshield) of airbag. I shoved a solid piece of paper towel in between the dash and the pillar. Fixed it.

    I also have the creak on my driver door. Never investigated, but maybe I'll apply some armor-all to the gasket.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    I don't hear most of the rattles and squeaks that I've been told my Tacoma makes, hearing impaired ftw, but did the paper thing on my old S10.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    isu2014

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    The only rattle my truck has is my cheap ass navigation windshield mount. Otherwise it's like a library driving around.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Irish020

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    I have this strange humming, vibrating noise on cold winter days below 30 degrees that sounds like it is coming from the front right of the vehicle....it goes away as soon as it warms up......
     
  10. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    180K98TACOMA

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    The whole damn thing it's seems lately!!! Just put a new set of GY Wrangler Authority's on it! But before that it was just the the clear plastic over the speedometer etc and the massive amounts of change in the ashtray... paper fixed the plastic, and a homeless guy took care of the change...
     
  11. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Between my center console and driver's seat squeaking, I can't hear if my dash is rattling.

    Every once in awhile, accelerating hard in 3rd gear (only), I'll hear a rattle from what sounds like behind the glove box.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    misterdmac

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    I get a dash rattle on cold days, sounds like maybe it's behind the speedo. Which would make sense, I think, because when I swapped my clutch out, I broke the female threaded mount that connects the speedo cable to the tranny. It's JB'd together, but that was in the summer so I'm not sure it's related.
     
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    Madjik_Man, did you ever figure out that squeak between the center console and driver's seat? I think I have the same noise...
     
  14. Mar 18, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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    thunderone

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    1/4 inch fuel line cut to length shoved in between the dash and windshield along almost the entire length of the windshield. Helps a lot. Dash rattle is sometimes still there, but I think it's something else. Pretty much every plastic door/trim piece rattles. I also get this weird rattle somewhere in the passenger floorboard/lower vent area when I'm at highway speeds. Still have no clue what it is.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    I should do this. If I push on the dash up by the windshield, my rattle goes away. I can hardly hear it now since I put the headers and exhaust on so I guess I don't care too much. I like this idea though!
     
  16. Mar 25, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    I have the same sound! Haha I just turn the radio up to!
     
  17. Mar 25, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    BudMan

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    My 2002 dash started rattling/squeaking pretty bad. Drove me nuts. A little pressure on the passenger airbag was the only thing that fixed, besides the volume nob.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2014 at 6:06 AM
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    dispatch55126

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    As others have said, shoving something between the dash and windshield helps. As far as door squeaks, spray some silicone on the black plastic door stop (the lever/hinge thingy between the upper and lower hinges).
     
  19. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:12 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Nope. But I've since put in new seats and center console so the noise is gone.

    :eek:
     
  20. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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    Mine use to rattle until I realized my radio did not have the brackets or screws holding it in.
     
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