Toyota Nation Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have a 04 tundra d-cab,and a have a rattling noise in the passenger side noise in the front quarter panel.I live on some rough roads and it does it constantly,but when i had it at the dealer on smooth roads i couldn't reproduce the noise enough for them to hear it.What should i do,because its driving me NUTS!!Thanks.:eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Ok here is the problem, I just joined. I had the same problem, it sounds like one of those old metal party clickers when you go over bumps that cause flexing of the chassis of the truck. I took it into the dealership 3 times and they got the brilliant idea of replacing all of the cab mounts, the grommets that are used in the attachment areas of mounting the truck body to the chassis. A full day and when I drove it off the lot - a big frigin' nothing! Same noise and problem. I went home and after spending a few hours underneath I found it to be the metal box molded into the body of the cab where it connects through the gromet to the chassis. It is a weak, flat metal box that flexes and acts like that metal party clicker I mentioned above. How do you make a flat metal surface stronger? You add ridges or grooves to it. I used a large bronze punch and hammered grooves into the sides and bottom of the "box" to give it better ridgidity, then usede a rubberized undercoating to reseal the area. I also used a spray foam to fill in any of the hollow boxes built into the botttom of the body of the cab area. Not a 100% fix because you actuall need to weld a better, thicker metal in that "box" area but it is 95% better. I only get that click / rattle once in a while. I hope this helps you as I too was going nutz over this problem. Afterall, isn't that why we purchased toyota and not any other pick up?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Mine sounds like it is coming from the front passengers side suspension or that side quarter panel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Rich0143 said:
Ok here is the problem, I just joined. I had the same problem, it sounds like one of those old metal party clickers when you go over bumps that cause flexing of the chassis of the truck. I took it into the dealership 3 times and they got the brilliant idea of replacing all of the cab mounts, the grommets that are used in the attachment areas of mounting the truck body to the chassis. A full day and when I drove it off the lot - a big frigin' nothing! Same noise and problem. I went home and after spending a few hours underneath I found it to be the metal box molded into the body of the cab where it connects through the gromet to the chassis. It is a weak, flat metal box that flexes and acts like that metal party clicker I mentioned above. How do you make a flat metal surface stronger? You add ridges or grooves to it. I used a large bronze punch and hammered grooves into the sides and bottom of the "box" to give it better ridgidity, then usede a rubberized undercoating to reseal the area. I also used a spray foam to fill in any of the hollow boxes built into the botttom of the body of the cab area. Not a 100% fix because you actuall need to weld a better, thicker metal in that "box" area but it is 95% better. I only get that click / rattle once in a while. I hope this helps you as I too was going nutz over this problem. Afterall, isn't that why we purchased toyota and not any other pick up?
Can you posts some pics?
 

·
Tundra fan!!
2006 Toyota Tundra
Joined
·
75 Posts
I had a rattling issue that was my passenger seat!! When I took it to the dealer, there was a TSB for it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
rattle in front end

Dear Bigratz:

I don't know if you have figured out your problem but I just had that same problem. It was coming from the passenger front end but it sounded like it was coming under the dash. It turned out to be a loose mounting bolt on the front bumper. Maybe that helps
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts
Hello,

I had a Tacoma that had a front rattle that I could never reproduce for techs.. but eventually I figured it out and Toyota fixed it under warranty. It was a frame mount that had gotten meessed up, there was a TSB on them for the 05 Tacomas maybe this is whats causing yours.

Search for 'Cab mount TSB'

Good luck.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top