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#1977 of 2007 Re: Dash Rattle [toy4x]
Jan 10, 2010 (6:20 pm)
toy4x - there seems to be a pattern of owners experiencing the same rattle issue - please post what you find from your service advisor. no need to exit the honeymoon period yet - the truck is great!
#1978 of 2007 Re: Dash Rattle [wyoreb]
Jan 18, 2010 (10:37 am)
wyoreb, toy4x, bwayno and any others with a dash "rattle", "chirping" or squeaking...I stopped at my Toyota service today to make a service appt. for the wife's Highlander and asked the service writer ("Josh") if he could step outside and look at the dash. As I was describing the noise and how the RF forward-most panel of the dash that butts the windshield had appeared to drop, he just stopped, said he already knew what it was, we turned around and walked back inside, said he'd order the "clip" that needs to be installed back behind the glove box and he'd call me in a week or so when it came in. All covered under warranty (bought mine in April '09). I didn't think to ask if there was a TSB on it, but from checking the on-line site that lists them by vehicle, I didn't see one. It appears to be something that Toyota, or at least most service centers, are aware of. Regards, BGood
#1979 of 2007 Re: Dash Rattle [webgood]
Jan 24, 2010 (7:59 pm)
BGood, thanks for the note, I will take my truck in this week to have them check it out. Glad they knew what to zero in on.
Jan 27, 2010 (11:06 am)
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#1981 of 2007 Concern about 5.7L Engine issues
Feb 24, 2010 (2:27 pm)
I am concerned about all the talk in other Tundra forums and here about the limited expected longevity of these engines from excessive internal wear due to a design flaw. In the wake of the recent recalls, I am wondering if Toyota is going to mention this. The noises that come from the engine when it is cold are disheartening. The dealer says it is normal. Don't they really mean common? The transmission is also jerky and it surges occassionally. Also common? I think I'll sell the truck and get a Ford. They seem to have their act together lately.
#1982 of 2007 Re: Dash Rattle [wyoreb]
Feb 24, 2010 (4:07 pm)
wyoreb, webgood, others - Finally figured out my DASH RATTLE. After some internet blog research, there seems to be about 5 different "dash rattle" types:
1. Sagging Dash - the RF corner of the dash droops about 1/4", due to an inadequate support clip below the dash near the windshield. Toyota issued a TSB on this, and their fix is a NEW beefy clip and some insulation/padding ("Toyota Sound Dampening Material") between dash and windshield (T-SB-0080-08) covered by warranty.
2. AC/Heater vents/ducts - some folks hear loose ducts rattling around - they pull both glove boxes out and pack insulation around the duct work/vent tubes.
3. Rattle noise around speaker area - this was the noise I was hearing. It is NOT REALLY coming from the speaker/CD/Nav area, it only sounds like it is. IT IS COMING FROM THE MIRROR, where the mirror support/wires go. There is a PLASTIC COVER over the wires that "squeaks", "ticks", "rattles" intermittently or all the time. Push it down with you fingers and see if the sound stops. I can move it side-to-side and get it to squeak. You can squeeze it with thumb/index finger and un-clip it and it opens. I lubed it with some chapstick (!) and it stopped (may have to repeat application). AT LEAST I NOW KNOW WHAT/WHERE THE ANNOYING NOISE IS COMING FROM and I am not pulling my hair out anymore. Nice, quiet drives even w/o the radio on!
4. Same as above but look to the OVERHEAD CONSOLE. Some have found a loose wiring harness inside the console (passenger side) bouncing about. Tape/insulate, etc.
5. Same as above but loose wire harness BEHIND THE CLOCK. Pull clock and stuff insulation around.
6. Misc. - rear seat-belt metal clips. these rattle around and hit the plastic on the sides of the seats. I cut-out some self-sticking rubber type padding (2"X3"X1/8") and stuck that to the seat side where the clip was hitting. Done. Also, middle seat-belt clip "ticks" against the plastic button/rivet on the belt itself. Used round rubber pad (like used on bottom of calculators, etc.- get at Staples) on button. Done.
May get dealer to fix some of these under warranty.
Hope this helps. Cheers, TOY4X.
#1983 of 2007 Re: Concern about 5.7L Engine issues [mrtoad3]
Feb 25, 2010 (4:30 am)
I traded my 2007 Tundra for a 4 Runner. I really did not need a truck. Best move i ever made. The 4 Runner is awesome!
#1984 of 2007 Re: Dash Rattle [toy4x]
Feb 28, 2010 (7:46 pm)
thank you for putting this summary together.
hopefully can get the dealer to fix the rattle - only thing preventing total satisfaction with the new truck!
#1985 of 2007 bed liners
Feb 28, 2010 (7:48 pm)
has anyone had any particularly good or back luck with a spray-in bedliners - would be interested in comments on brands, applications, care. thanks!
#1986 of 2007 Re: Dash Rattle [wyoreb]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:28 am)
wyoreb - good luck and rest assured that there is a solution! Tundra's kick-A!