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Tundra TRD pro skid plate noise

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by patmucil, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Sep 23, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    patmucil

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    I’ve read other posts about some people having skid plate noise/creeking. Has anyone just removed the skid plate all together? If so, has anyone one had problems with exposing those parts of the engine over time? I don’t off-road at all, just city/country roads.
     
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  2. Sep 23, 2019 at 3:14 PM
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    Some of the trims don’t come with the skid plate. Should be no issue. But I think you should just figure out how to stop squeak. You have a TRD Pro and one of the things that makes it the pro is the nice skid plate that comes with it.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    COMiamiFan

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    Is yours creaking?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    I don’t want to but it’s an obnoxious metal shifting on metal noise. I’ve had 2 local Toyota dealerships try to remedy it but the noise is silenced only for a short time.
     
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  5. Sep 23, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Take your truck to Sean!! @15whtrd !! He diagnosed my bumping noise to my air box that was loose. Great detective work buddy!! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Sep 23, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    And you said it had been making that noise since you bought it. It really sounded like something loose in the suspension. But all it is is the bully dog adapter to the fender well. Just a little slop. It was funny, it was the first thing I checked under the hood. Like I was drawn to it.


    Be one with the Tundra

     
  7. Sep 23, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    No problem running without but that would be a huge waste for what amounts to a $15 fix. Loosen the bolts and place rubber backed tape around the perimeter. then tighten it back up. problem solved.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07478JTJD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I did this 2 years ago, and not a peep since.
     
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  8. Sep 23, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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    Thank you bobeast. That’s the concept I had envisioned-some type of rubber membrane. Gonna give it a shot. Appreciate the suggestion.
     
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  9. Sep 23, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    Thanks for posting this!! What is on the second page of that tech note?
     
  10. Sep 23, 2019 at 9:38 PM
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    I took my truck to get an oil change and the idiot guy doing it was starting to take out the skid plate bolts. Luckily I was watching him and told him there's an access panel for that. He put the bolts back without torquing them. I was pissed. Which reminds me, I gotta retorque them back to specs.
     
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  11. Sep 24, 2019 at 5:26 AM
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    Welcome to the party!!!
     
  12. Sep 24, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    Did you have a chance to look at this?

    Thanks!
     
  13. Sep 26, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Thanh u guys for this information.
     
  14. Aug 29, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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    My 2020 has the TRD skid plate had this same creaking noise which drove me nuts. I bought a cheap rear seat truck floor mat from SAMS Club and cut out to the shape of the skid plate that attaches to the rear frame brace and placed it between the plate and frame. Made notches for the two bolts, tightened it down and no more noise.
    Does anybody know if you can upload video clips on this sight?
     
  15. Aug 29, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    You have to make/download it to YouTube then link it here.
     
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  16. Aug 29, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    Ah, ok. Thx
     

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