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Clicking Sound While Idling

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by A-A-Ron, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Feb 21, 2020 at 10:53 PM
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    A-A-Ron

    A-A-Ron [OP] Done messed up

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    Occasionally while my truck is idling there is a clicking sound. It is very noticeable, unfortunately it usually stops by the time I can look under the hood or under the truck. I’ve heard it while idling in a drive thru and while warming the truck up. Can be in park or in drive, hot or cold, and it never constantly happens. I’ve only noticed it while idling though. My wife asked me today what that noise is, hoping someone has a suggestion.
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2020 at 10:55 PM
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    Hbjeff

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    This happened to me one time. It ended up being the plastic trim of the front bumper which screws to the skid plate. A screw had broken off. Intermittent tick/rattle that came and went
     
  3. Feb 22, 2020 at 3:43 AM
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    ryanw4x4

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    I had a severe clicking noise. The solution I had was just simply changing the oil. Seems when I bought the truck it was already a year past oil change.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2020 at 3:41 PM
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    For work, I drive a Dodge Ram, with the 5.7 Hemi engine. We have had to replace the lifters due to the heavy ticking sound. Hopefully it's something simple.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    Could be the timing chain tensioner on the drivers side. Common issue on the 5.7 so I’ve heard and for some reason it’s always the drivers side. I’m dealing with this right now on my truck although the noise goes away after it’s warmed up.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    Mattyc

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    Next time take a video...
     
  7. Feb 28, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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  8. Feb 28, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    That's what mine has sounded like for 150k. It's a noisy engine. I'm over it.
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2020 at 1:59 AM
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    Cuban11182

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    What did that sound end up being? Seems like it went away and then came back. Was the AC on?
     
  10. Mar 1, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    It’s the timing chain tensioner on the drivers side. Yeah it has odd harmonics.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    Electonicsfanatic

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    My 2010 did it after a friend borrowed it. I’m pretty sure he dogged it and broke the timiming chain guide. Why have a plastic guide to guide a metal chain?
     
  13. Mar 2, 2020 at 9:42 PM
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    Can’t remember, I think I was told the guide is Teflon lined.
     

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