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Bad squeaking noise when moving the steering wheel

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by J's 4x4, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:42 PM
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    J's 4x4

    J's 4x4 [OP] New Member

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    2020 Tundra Cement Grey TRD 4x4
    King lift,Leather seats,3m film wrap around,35's KO2 on FUEL Wheels,Line-X, backflip,Bam 10" exhaust with Toyota Black Chrome Exhaust tip,Amp research step,K&N air Filter,TRD air flow Accelerator
    So I got ready to go into work and started heading down the driveway and heard a squeak. Didn't think anything of it but then I noticed a taco get next to me and lower his window. At first I thought it was to hear the exhaust but no when I turned I realized it was too hear that ugly noise. Took it to the dealer and they are blaming it on my lift. Need to take it now to 88 and find out what's up. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Truck only has 10k miles on it sitting on king lift. Tech at the dealer said it could be the bushings they used or the pivot on the steering arms. Dealer said they would not cover anything suspension related which I don't expect them too but everything else I don't see why they wouldn't. Any info would help. Thanks guys
     
  2. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    platslvrblt19

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    Retorque all suspension components and lithium grease is your friend. Also have someone stand next to truck to try and narrow it down.
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2021 at 3:01 PM
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    J's 4x4

    J's 4x4 [OP] New Member

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    King lift,Leather seats,3m film wrap around,35's KO2 on FUEL Wheels,Line-X, backflip,Bam 10" exhaust with Toyota Black Chrome Exhaust tip,Amp research step,K&N air Filter,TRD air flow Accelerator
    Well the dealer was no help as usual. Tech tried to blame it on the lift and said he wouldn't touch it because it needs to go back to stock. Took it to 88 and guys found the issue. Seems my Cat plate is making the noise. I need to re-torq the bolts since I added those anti theft ones they couldn't tighten them up.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2021 at 3:59 PM
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    Booney

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    I had a bad squeaking noise and a strange smell in my truck once. I divorced her.
     
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