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Wind noise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rv210, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    so my 2005 tacoma has been having this wind noise since the day i bought it. i thought that it was from the windshield so i replaced it with a new one and the noise still seems to be there. its a whistiling noise that seems to be coming from the roof behind the rear view mirror (hope that makes sense). i cannot put my finger on it but it drives me crazy. it happens only when i am going against the wind and on the highway. any ideas?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    I think there is a TSB for that, does it happen at high speeds?
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    My 2010 did the same thing at 65+ mph. Dealer did something to gasket and so far so good. There is a TSB for this.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    it does happen at high speeds. 50+ on windy days.

    forgive me for being ignorant but what is TSB?
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    TSB = technical service bulletin
     
  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    Technical Service Bulletin.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    The TSB is attached.
     

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  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    I have the same problem with my 2008 access cab. I've been to the dealership several times, they replaced all the door seals, adjusted the doors and it still does it. This is the only problem I have with my Tacoma but I'm tired of trying to fix it. I've come to the conclusion that it is a design flaw from Toyota and I'm learning to live with it.
    The TSB that people are talking about is the kazoo sound from the windshield when traveling at higher speeds..
     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    it was a cracked windshield and a buddy who works at a glass shop replaced it for me for cheap. i wish i was made of money tho lol
     
  10. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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  11. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    what if im over the 36k will they still do it?
     
  12. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    I will say that I'm surprised you still hear it. There were two initial causes for the '05 to hear the noise. One was a tiny pinhole leak in the windshield seal above the mirror. The second was the rubber molding going around the windshield vibrating due to the wind. I would think the replacement of the windshield would have fixed both situations (it sure did mine).

    Are you actually hearing the kazoo sound (like blowing on the edge of a grass blade)?
     
  13. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I will say that I'm surprised you still hear it. There were two initial causes for the '05 to hear the noise. One was a tiny pinhole leak in the windshield seal above the mirror. The second was the rubber molding going around the windshield vibrating due to the wind. I would think the replacement of the windshield would have fixed both situations (it sure did mine).

    Are you actually hearing the kazoo sound (like blowing on the edge of a grass blade)?

    i still hear it but only when i am in windy conditions and the truck is going against the wind. it was a steady noise prior to getting the new windshield but since then it has calmed down a lot. i wouldn't say it is a piece of grass in the wind rather a whistle blowing intermediately.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    It is the antenna.My chevy blazer did the same thing for many years and a smart young man told me to replace the antenna and I did never heard of it again. it is he way the wind grabs the antenna and moves around it.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Does it go away or change frequency if you push up/out on the windshield behind the mirror when it's happening?
     
  16. Mar 22, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    dude great feedback peoples. i am going to call the toyota dealership in the am and see what they have to say. sames noise as the one attached in the RSBMG link. i thought i had bought a lemon i guess not!
     
  18. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:24 AM
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    Yep, that's the noise for the TSB I posted above. Yours was intermittent in the video. You should try driving on a highway with a 70 mph speed limit and a head wind for hundreds and hundreds of miles. It got annoying real fast since it was constant and A LOT louder. I'm just glad my windshield broke awhile back and I had to replace it. I don't miss the windshield buzz.
     
  19. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    so i just got off of the phone with the toyota delaership and they claim there is nothing they can do since the truck has a new windshield. they also say that the windshield is not the problem and to have a tech diagnosos the problem would be 100$ fee which i think is garbage. any ideas on what i should do?
     
  20. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    I can see their point. Having already had your windshield replaced should have taken care of the problem from the factory and any problems with the replacement windshield installation are the responsibility of the glass company that did the work.

    I would say try diagnosing it yourself first. Take some wide masking tape and tape off the top and sides of the windshield molding. If that didn't eliminate the sound, then you have something else causing it (not likely if it's the same sound as the video in the link above). If it does eliminate it, then maybe you should be talking to the glass company that replaced your windshield because of a "faulty" install.
     
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