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Interior Rattling Noise!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Nor7, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Oct 19, 2015 at 10:15 AM
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    I searched this forum and couldn't find a solution but my apologies if there is one that I couldn't find.

    I've noticed a rattling sound when driving, it doesn't seem to be an engine or engine compartment noise. At first I thought it sounded like it was coming from the passenger door but when my brother rode with me to try to find it he thought it was coming from my door so I know it's something either in the console or above me.

    Anyone else have this issue and figured it out? My father in law used to have a Tundra and had the same problem and never figured it out.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2015 at 11:39 AM
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    When I had my 2nd generation, the dash seemed to rattle a bit more in the cold. Not sure if that's what it could be, or if it gets that cold where you are.
    Rattling noises a PITA to find!
     
  3. Oct 19, 2015 at 11:43 AM
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    Thanks. Doesn't seem to change with temperature and I've been feeling around but haven't felt anything rattle. I just can hear it softly and intermittently.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM
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    I have the same rattle. To me it sounds like passenger door.
    Car seat in the back rattles too. Both are annoying but the car seat is louder.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2015 at 6:49 PM
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    Yeah sounds like from the passenger door but when I had my brother ride with me he said it sounded like it was coming from my door so now I'm convinced it's somewhere in the middle.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2015 at 1:11 AM
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    i have the same noise on my 08, it sounds like it is coming from the front middle of the dash. i have turned on the wipers when i hear the noise and it seems to go away. iam starting to think it has something to do with the wipers vibrating on the windshield when on a bumpy road. still a little confused though.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2015 at 9:57 AM
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    I had an annoying rattle in my Tacoma. I sat my wife in the passenger seat with a stethoscope and she was able to pin it down to the glove box.

    We emptied the glove box and it still rattled. She said she thought it was coming from the glove box latch.
    I noticed it had a little give to it so I cut up two pieces of foam and glued them on the lid and presto change-o, the rattle was gone!

    Stethoscope was the key to the mystery in our case.
     
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  8. Oct 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM
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    Funny. I traced down a rattle to that specific spot too.

    Can you please post a photo where you placed the foam? I'll be doing the same correction.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2015 at 12:50 PM
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    "tap tap tap taptaptaptap" when moving and in time with the bumps in the road?

    I found it to be any one of the seat belt buckles flopping against the plastic pillars. The two in the back(Crewmax) have clips to hold the belt and buckle from moving. The one on the front passenger seat I just have to deal with when "She" gets out and the belt retracts. I'll move it around when I know "She" won't be in the truck for a while :rolleyes:
     
  10. Oct 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM
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    My Tacoma got totaled in May, but if memory serves me right I put the foam on either side of the latch. Just enough to keep the lid from excessive movement.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2015 at 4:59 PM
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    No it doesn't match bumps in the road. It seems to be silent only when the road is perfectly smooth, the road could be only slightly rough in a patch and its a quick vibrating rattle. And it would rattle the same on a back country road. When my brother rides with me he says it sounds like its coming from the driver side door and I hear it from the passenger door so it must be somewhere in between the driver and passenger seats.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2015 at 5:37 PM
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    see if it goes away when you turn on the wippers
     
  13. Oct 20, 2015 at 6:03 PM
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    Ok found majority of my noise
    image.jpg

    Oops. Dang kids and their chalk.
     
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  14. Oct 26, 2015 at 9:33 AM
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    Tried it, made no difference.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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    I noticed after i installed better speakers and the amp, those little door would rattle. Took them out and put stick on foam behind them. No more rattle!
     
  16. Oct 27, 2015 at 8:25 AM
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    Now that the temperature has dipped in the last 2 weeks I'm noticing rattles in my '14 Crewmax too. Seems like glovebox or passenger door, maybe center console. Not the contents of any of these locations, thats been determined, so it seems to be either a latch or fastener loose somewhere. Annoying as hell in the morning on the way to work. Seems to go away after the temperature goes up past 50 or so.
     
  17. Oct 27, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    You can fix that pretty easily with something you already have in your truck. The knob on the left side of your stereo is the volume control. Turn it clockwise.
     
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  18. Jan 29, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    Spoken like a former Chevy owner... ;)
     
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    Yeah, I have the same noise. I know exactly what it is. Its the seat belt hitting the plastic. For a while i thought it was the seat that was loose or something, and I couldn't figure it out either.

    Its just the seatbelt hitting while the truck is moving. :rofl:
     
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  20. Feb 5, 2016 at 12:52 PM
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    I ended up finding it a few weeks ago, I took the passenger door off and there was a loose nut/bolt fastening the window to the power window 'arm'.

    I know what you're talking about, took some guys out to lunch and my seat belt on the other side of the cab got twisted around and was tapping the plastic.
     
  21. Feb 5, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    I think I read somewhere that the overhead console can rattle and sound like its coming from somewhere else.
     
  22. Feb 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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    I had a rattle similar I found in the tire wells the plastic clips supporting the plastic inner fender wall were missing and I every little bump there was a little rattle that drove me nuts on that side finally located it in the front tire well so I replaced all the little pop clips with new ones and put in new one were missing problem solved for me check it out for yourself front tire well right behind bumper under fender.
     
  23. Jan 9, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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    Thread revival. My truck developed an annoying noise today similar to those discussed above that sounds like it's coming from the dash area on the passenger side or possibly the passenger door. I can't tell exactly where it's coming from but it started during a really cold drive today and continued throughout the day. The noise seemed to get better when I turned on the defroster and heated up that area of the dash, but after a few minutes it started again. Anyone else having this issue or solved one in the past? I tried all of the remedies discussed above. Thanks.
     
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    Try pressing up against the roof console where the sunglass holder is. Some have reported similar symptoms coming from that area.
     
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    It seams that my passenger side dashboard may be loose. when ever I go over a rough patch in the road or hit a speed bump, it rattles. However, Austin dipped down into the 20's recently and I noticed the tapping sound around the passenger side dash/pillar. The tapping subsided once the inside of the truck warmed up. I don't have any solutions, but I bet it will take a lot of investigation to find a solution.

    rattles drive me crazy :annoyed::goingcrazy:
     
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    I'm visiting my dad in Missouri and the temp jumped up to 59 today and of course the noise is gone. Guess I'll investigate it more when the temps drop again. I drove from Virginia to Missouri yesterday and the temps ranged from 0-43 degrees. Definitely irritating.

     
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    Thanks for the tip. I tried that as well last night and unfortunately it didactic work. Warmer temps today so of course the noise is gone.
     
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    awhile back i posted that i had the same problem, what i found was in cooler weather, that the plastic piece that covers the wiper arms and the lower part of the windshield would rattle. my solution was to use some black electrical tape and apply it to the plastic edge on the bottom part of the windshield, have not heard it since.
     
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    did you put the tape on the inside or outside of the windshield?
     
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    I have noticed some rattling from the map light covers. I fixed one of them by using a small piece of foam tape on the cover where it makes contact with the push switch and haven't heard anything since. The other cover is not so bad, mostly heard when under heavy acceleration, colder temps, or the bass from my music.
     
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