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weird noise when I accelerate

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by jimbtoyota, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Aug 8, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    I have a 2010 Tundra with 127000 miles. So far, a great truck. All stock factory set up. Lately, when I coast for awhile then re-accelerate there is a noise that sounds like I ran over a rumble strip or the center-line raised pavement makers. It's a quick, one-second rattle.
    My service mechanic test drove it and heard the same sound and I have had another mechanic drive it and heard it as well. Service guy thinks it is in the tranny or torque converter. I talked to the recommended transmission shop and they said it's a $3000 problem and they have seen it before.
    Does anyone out there know what is going on?
    Thanks for the help.
    Jim
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2017 at 8:48 AM
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    u-joints?

    I had the u-joints go out on my Tacoma and it made a quick vibration and noise on takeoff like you are describing.

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    or maybe the carrier bearing? I had that go out on my Tacoma as well.

    replacing the carrier bearing and u-joints made all the difference.
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2017 at 8:51 AM
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    I was thinking that might be it. Or something in the drive-line area.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    yeah, check the u-joints and the carrier bearing before looking at the transmission. they are way cheaper to fix. hell, at 127k miles, you wouldn't be wasting money by replacing them prematurely.
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    Sounds like a good idea anyway. I tow a boat and a travel trailer. the travel trailer is pretty heavy.
     
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  6. Aug 8, 2017 at 9:29 AM
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    oh yeah, if you regularly tow, it would be worth replacing them especially since you are experiencing (what sounds like) some drive-line issues.

    on my Tacoma, if I remember correctly, the carrier bearing was $250 and the u-joints were $100 to replace. might be a little more for the tundra?
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2017 at 3:12 PM
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    But did he share what it was, if not, I might be hesitant to believe him.....
     
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  8. Aug 8, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    Before you do anything, I would make sure your tires are balanced. It would be a cheap fix if it's the issue. I had an issue where if I was in the speed range of about 29mph to 40 ish mph and accelerating, it would shake like I'm going over those strips they put on the road before a stop sign. I could easily get out of the shake by giving more gas and having it drop a gear. I just put on new tires and the shake has completely disappeared, at every mph no matter the gear. Figured it's better to try the cheap fixes before dropping a lot on something that might not be the issue.
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2017 at 11:10 PM
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    Amazing how every transmission shop when given the opportunity comes up with a $3000.00 fix to ANY rattle, sound, or any other question that a potential Unsuspecting Customer might have at their "trust worthy" and "reputable" shops.
     
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  10. Aug 10, 2017 at 11:14 PM
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    I agree. Heavy towing is tough on the weakest links in the drivetrane. Id start there along with a tire rotate and balance.
     

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