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I have an 08 Sport DC 4x4, and since buying it back in April of 08, I've noticed that the windshield wipe motor is just plain loud. I can hear the motor running when the wipers are on. No grinding or thumping, just the sound of the motor doin what it's supposed to do. I can hear it with the radio at a normal volume level too. I've never owned any vehicle that I could hear the motor run.

Has anyone else experienced this?

My warranty runs out in 9,000 miles, so if it's an issue I need to get it taken care of asap.
 

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Mine are kinda loud... I guess. I've never really noticed it over the radio though, yours COULD be unusually loud, I'll monitor mine then next couple days.

The general construction of the truck cab is kinda flimsy if you ask me. Makes for alot of noises that are amplified by the time they reach us. When it rains, that shit sounds like hail on a tin roof! Or when the airbox rattles, I can't even talk over it!
 

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Lack of insulation. Wait until you hear a good downpour on the roof! Yes, I've always thought the wiper motor was loud. Completely normal.
 

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Good question. I was waiting to hear someone else like the you about this.

I notice for awhile that when I first turn them on (08) I hear the motor give a low level gear whine.

Seems to go away after they are on for a bit. And, I have gotten used to it and don't notice anymore anyways, life is too short.

Thanks
 

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Good question. I was waiting to hear someone else like the you about this.

I notice for awhile that when I first turn them on (08) I hear the motor give a low level gear whine.

Seems to go away after they are on for a bit. And, I have gotten used to it and don't notice anymore anyways, life is too short.

Thanks
Mine are loud sometimes when they are first on too.
 

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Do you know if that was done as part of a TSB?
Why would that matter? Toyota shouldn't need to issue instructions (TSB) to the dealership to replace the motor if it's defective. Not like it's a complicated solution.
 

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Why would that matter? Toyota shouldn't need to issue instructions (TSB) to the dealership to replace the motor if it's defective. Not like it's a complicated solution.
Having a TSB issued by the manufacturer should make the arguement easier to win with the dealer.
 

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I have an 08 Sport DC 4x4, and since buying it back in April of 08, I've noticed that the windshield wipe motor is just plain loud. I can hear the motor running when the wipers are on. No grinding or thumping, just the sound of the motor doin what it's supposed to do. I can hear it with the radio at a normal volume level too. I've never owned any vehicle that I could hear the motor run.

Has anyone else experienced this?

My warranty runs out in 9,000 miles, so if it's an issue I need to get it taken care of asap.

Yeah mine is really loud too (as is the blower on low) After seeing that others have had the dealer look into it and got it replaced, I will mention as well next time I'm in there. TSB??
 
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