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I am wondering if this noise is normal or not

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Shaggypeach, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Jan 15, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    Shaggypeach

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    I feel like this is a weird noise but I am not sure. It's a 14, 5.7 and I just got my first truck ever so I may be just extra cautious. Anyone else have this knocking sound? It's not all the time.

    https://youtu.be/ltgPGZjEoqQ
     
  2. Jan 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    Sounds like a diesel at times.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    Yea see you noticed it even without me trying to describe it. Which makes me think that is not normal. Its like two wooden spoons being smashed to each other. It is not always there.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    how many miles??
    Oil level good?
     
  5. Jan 15, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    About to hit 67k miles but I bought it like 5 days ago. I just googled ticking noise on tundras and turns out there are quite a few posts. People say its normal and one guy posted he uses toyota brand oil and it took care of the knocking. So there is that... After my 1k mile, I may change up the oil.

    I am not a mechanic by any means but I am very picky on how my vehicle behaves overall so even a small difference triggers me. I still would like to get more feedback as to if this is normal or not. I bought the truck only because the engine is practically bullet proof. I know a handful of people in their 200k miles and they only do oil changes every 8k mile at best. I amma feel unlucky if it does not work out for me like that.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    Diesel noise is 110% normal. Here is another thread for reference with a little bit of explanation for it.
     
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  7. Jan 15, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    I really appreciate this. Thank you I can calm down about it now :)
     
  8. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    That doesn't sound good or normal to me if the video clip depicts the true sound of the engine. What would concern me is that the noise is worst from underneath the truck. I can see a little valve noise on top but you shouldn't be able to hear that from underneath.

    My truck's engine is whisper quiet, even when first started in single digit weather when valve ticking would be more likely to occur due to lifter bleed down. Granted, my truck has just a little over 3K miles and yours has 67K miles...........that shouldn't make a bit of difference, assuming the previous owner had the truck properly maintained (regular oil changes with the correct oil).

    If that was my truck it would go back to the dealer and don't let them tell you some BS story.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    My 2012 had a dieselish sound to it. Not loud but you could notice it. My new 2018 has the same diesel ish sound to it. Doesn't sound like a full on diesel knock just real subtle.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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    I would not think this would happen in every truck. I am always lucky like this when it comes to cars.

    Dealer is a friend of mine and I know if there is something actually wrong with it, he does not know about it. He had the truck checked by two different mechanics. It does not happen every time. I am not sure what triggers it. I've checked the carfax before buying and it showed regular oil changes albeit a little more miles than I'd have done between changes but nothing alarming.

    Yea sometimes its subtle sometimes it is not. I really do not hear it until I stop and listen to it. It is very hard to truly capture sound on a video let alone on a phone.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    I am going to do an oil change. Any recommendations? One vid on youtube says he got rid of the knocking after switching to toyota brand oil
     
  12. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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  13. Jan 15, 2018 at 9:47 PM
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    I’ve heard it’s not unusual. Tacoma does a similar thing. I’d have a Toyota dealer check it out. Could be something as simple as a tension pully.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2018 at 1:24 AM
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    My '08 with 112k does this and I have come to accept it as a "normal" quirk of the 5.7. It is frustrating to me that these engines are so high tech and make noises like my old 1964 chevy with worn out lifters. It gets much better when the engine warms up but I still hear it. It is the most audible when the engine is cold and I put it in gear and let it idle. I had an Avalon with the 3.5l that I traded for this truck and it made the same noise although not as bad. Was hoping it was an exhaust leak but I haven't found one.
     
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  15. Jan 16, 2018 at 4:37 AM
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    Mine has same occasionally. I think it comes from loosen bolt of torque converter or heat shield.. I will check it and update it later.

    May 3rd 2019 I wrote above and Now I update it.
    i have similar noise, exactly between 5 to 10mins of driving. Stop at light or drive thru bank etc... i notice that noise. But I shift to D, the noise gone and won't come back.

    i think mine came from on sticky valve rod.
    - My neighbor guy work transmission he pointed valve rod... not transmission.
    I use regular Seafoam 8oz(1/2 of a bottle) pouring into engine as Seafoam instruction. And than i tested many time at the same mins of driving at the same spot that i used to stop. the noise had gone...
    I used Seafoam 2000miles after last oil change, but Seafoam recommend about 500 miles before oil change. I drove about 1000 mile after Seafoam treatment.

    And also I use Lucas gas treatment too.

    Today(9-10-2019) I update based on my current experience.
    A month ago it was I about 4,000miles after last oil changed, my truck made clinking noise again. I was believing it was valve rod and lack in oil. I checked level and added 1/2 qt. The noise had gone. The seafoam and lucas is helpful to clean but can not stop the noise because it is motor oil's. I have 2010 Rav4. When i park it inclined lot, it also makes valve rod noise when short in oil.
    I'm very caring about the quantity and quality of oil. The two vehicle of mine are very sensitive. I think it for the oil 0w-20... very light. When i start the engine it travels fast to go everywhere but over the night it flow down to pan and nothing on the head. That is why it makes noise.. I personal belief.
     
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  17. Sep 10, 2019 at 4:08 PM
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    I’ve got a 2010 Tundra 5.7, just hit 100k and this is the exact noise that my engine has been making for the last 6 months. Some days it’s louder than others but I find it very hard to believe a that this is “normal” because I’ve got friends with the same truck and motor and theirs are all quiet. Somethings is definitely up with my truck as well as the rest of us who are experiencing this and Toyota needs to take full responsibility for this since there are so many of us dealing with this.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Following is my noise when short in oil.
    The noise gone when i hit the accelerator if it really little bit short. But it stays when it short about 1/2 qt Or more ( add 1/2 qt, the noise gone). Too sensitive.
     
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  19. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Well I’ll recheck my oil level and post back once I do my oil change. Since I just hit 100k two days ago I’ll go ahead and change my oil and triple check the level. I’ll get back to you all on this whether or not interested.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    @Shaggypeach what became of your issue? I bought a used '14 with 26k 5.7 FFV back in summer of '16, now I'm at 71k no noise like that at all, change engine oil every 5k
     
  21. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    I did more than 5 oil changes within the first 10k of my ownership from 70k to 80k miles. First oil change I did the filter looked like it was dipped in mud. Thats why I did so many oil changes, trying to clean it up. It was still doing the noise but became less frequent. I've always put mobil 1 synt but this last oil change at 85k i used liqui molly and also used their ceramic coater from Amazon. The noise is gone. It was still there for a short while after the oil change but I have not noticed it for a while now. Actually I forgot about this and your reply reminded me.
     
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